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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Last Thursday my sister Mary received a phone call from the assisted living facility my mother is at. The staff had observed my mom trying to head out the front door to go meet my dad for a "special day" as she put it. It was my moms 82 birthday and my dad had been deceased almost a year. When confronted mom got irritated and agitated. (Some of this has to do with being an 82 year old Polish person from the south side of Milwaukee!!!)

All the right medical folks got involved and confirmed what I'd suspected for about 6 months: Mom is in the middle stages of Alzheimer's. I've actually gone to some classes here locally on the disease so I have a better understanding of whats going on. The Alzheimer's Association has been a great resource. They told me they are staffed 24/7 and if all we do is call to vent or worry there is someone there to talk with.

My mom isn't aware of whats going on as it relates to her health. I ask your prayers for her but mostly for my sisters. They are having a difficult time with all of this. For the longest time they'd get angry with me when I'd suggest we explore mom suffering from this disease more in detail. Truth be told, if the assisted living facility hadn't gotten involved they'd still be explaining it away.

Tough times all the way around, but ya know, that's part of the fabric of life. If you have a few minutes today could you send some love and support their way. I'd appreciate it and so will they.
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SILLYHP1953 3/19/2013 4:22PM

    I've been staying with my mother a lot since last August after she left rehab for a broken hip. I'd say she's in the middle stages, too. But it's one time I listened to intuition and acted immediately, as in I knew I was supposed to be with her. It's not been easy for me or my husband, but there is a reason for all of it. I do send you and your family love, light, and healing.
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REGILIEH 3/11/2013 7:47AM

    John, Prayers for your sisters and you and your family are on my daily list. I'm sure your sisters got unhappy with you because they wanted to stay in denial. I see to my 92 year old uncle, he lived with us a couple of years and then we put him in a Memory facility which is wonderful! We are very fortunate because he is so happy there. It is still so difficult knowing that they don't remember all of the good times that you still remember.

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02SERENE 3/11/2013 1:24AM

    I have a friend who is in hospice care but her husband who shoulders the majority of the care seems to be in denial that she is dying.

Our society and the way we treat these life ending issues needs help.

I am sorry for the reality of your home situation. I have heard of instances where this type of thing does make always make family draw closer when you would hope that this kind of thing would.

The main thing is for you to continue doing the best you can, not have any regrets and forge on forward even though this is a difficult, stressful time.

I wiish I could concisely sum up my problems as you did in your blog. God Bless You .

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 3/8/2013 9:34AM

    emoticon and prayers... emoticon

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-SHOREIDO- 3/7/2013 11:20PM

    Prayers for her to be able feel and see your kindness and love. Blessings,all of you.

ginny(gmondello)
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Kindness is a language the blind can see
and the deaf can hear
"Mark Twain"

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 3/7/2013 9:14PM

    Sorry to hear. That's a rough diagnosis. We'll pray for you.

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/7/2013 7:40PM

    Prayers for sure, going up for you, your mom and especially your sisters. This is a tough one.

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GEEMAWEST 3/7/2013 6:31PM

    Oh John, I'm so sorry. This situation is so hard when all the family members aren't on the same page. I'm sure some of your mother's anger is because she knows something is wrong and doesn't know how to deal with it. It can be very scary for some people.

Sending love and prayers to you, your mom and your family.

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CLOVER2 3/7/2013 1:16PM

    Sending my love and prayers to you and your family.
This is a tough thing to deal with, but it is like you said. If there hadn't been an objective entity involved your sisters would have stayed believing what is easier, what they really wanted to be true. Mind altering conditions in our parents, those people we always believed would be the strongest people in our world, is so very hard to accept.
God bless you and keep you and yours.
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LOVINGKATE 3/7/2013 10:50AM

  This is not an easy time for any of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

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AGAPEJOY 3/7/2013 9:54AM

    Read and confess the Word of God concerning Healing over your Mom. Especially, Isaiah 53:1, 5-7. I pray healing for your mother, peace for you and your family.

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LYNMEINDERS 3/7/2013 4:45AM

    Prayers coming your way for your Mum & sisters and you and Joan....
Blessings

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NASFKAB 3/7/2013 4:41AM

  hugs & prayers for you & your family thaks for all your blogs

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MISSROCKABILLY 3/6/2013 9:12PM

    I will be keeping you, your sisters, and your mother all in my thoughts.
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NUNZIATA43 3/6/2013 9:03PM

    HUGS and PRAYERS to you and your family John. I cannot imagine what this is like - having a parent going through this. emoticon

Thanks for keeping us posted. You are "the real deal" and I'm appreciative of you and your consistency at SP! emoticon

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MARITIMER3 3/6/2013 8:29PM

    My father suffered from Alzheimer's, and eventually had to go into a nursing home because he became very aggressive toward my mother. They had a difficult marriage, and yet she went to visit him several times every week and was very sweet and gentle with him. I hope that your sisters can adjust to your mother's condition, and enjoy the time they have left with her.
Gail

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HDHAWK 3/6/2013 6:48PM

    Sending prayers to all of you. I went through the same thing with my former FIL. The family seemed to think that if they ignored what was happening it would just go away. Of course, that didn't happen. It's tough to go through, no doubt. Take care of yourself.

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BBECKER1955 3/6/2013 5:40PM

    May the lord bless and keep you and yours during these difficult times.

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JLLOVETT 3/6/2013 4:38PM

    Dear John,
Prayers for you and your family, for their understanding and acceptance in this life situation and for God's healing will be sent duringt our prayer meeting tonight. I will add your family. God bless you all.

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WORLDSERIES11 3/6/2013 3:13PM

    Sending prayers for all of your family.
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JUNIAATROME 3/6/2013 3:00PM

    This is not an easy task for any of you. My prayers are with you John.

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IFATFIRST77 3/6/2013 1:44PM

    Sending prayers and good thoughts your way. emoticon

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GARDENQE2 3/6/2013 1:38PM

    You got it, John! emoticon

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GETFIT2LIVE 3/6/2013 1:07PM

    Praying for all concerned, John. Tough stuff for everyone, I know.

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SPEEDY143 3/6/2013 12:56PM

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CELIAMINER 3/6/2013 12:52PM

    Prayers and blessings for your mom and for you and your sibs as you enter this new chapter in your lives.
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MZLADY77 3/6/2013 12:39PM

    emoticon Yes will be praying for your family and especially your Mom.
God will have divine protection over her.

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AVANELL 3/6/2013 12:26PM

    Praying for your Mom, sisters and you, John! May God touch her with His healing hand and restore her mental and physical health!

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SLIMLEAF 3/6/2013 12:21PM

    Hello John. I've just prayed for you, your sisters, your Mom and those involved in her care. emoticon

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CC3833 3/6/2013 12:10PM

    That is a tough spot to be in. My prays go out to you and your family.

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KENDRACARROLL 3/6/2013 11:51AM

    Sending prayers your way.
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TRISTAROSE 3/6/2013 10:26AM

    Love and prayers for your mom and your family!

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ANATASHIKI 3/6/2013 9:46AM

    I'm sorry to hear that , my mom(who is living with me)is 12 years younger and giving small signs of dementia , I have no idea if it's alzheimer or not and who cares? sometimes she is aware of it and scared , sometimes not . but we generally keep it in a balance and she is not that bad and she still can laugh when she does something weird.my brother's mother in law is much worse (you would think both being ex teachers should have protected their brains , but no)and she is very mean to my sister in law who takes care of her . we generally don't have assisted facilities for elders , just a few ,the good ones extremely expensive and rare and the other for people with disabilities , also rare and better not try them.so everybody has to manage on his own. God bless you John and give you all the healing , light and hope that you need !

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NARNIAROSE2003 3/6/2013 9:35AM

    Sending some love and prayers your way... emoticon

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TRANSFORMWE 3/6/2013 9:22AM

    What a sensitive and insightful perspective you have. My heart goes out to you and all your family. I have similar suspicions about my Dad, but so far no confirmation. I have more distance than the rest of the family, which allows me to see what they don't / don't want to.

Hugs,
Amy

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/6/2013 9:09AM

    I sent a prayer for all of you! emoticon

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CRYSTALJEM 3/6/2013 8:53AM

    I send warm supportive energy to all of you including your mom. My parents are mid 80s and I understand what you're going through. Peace love and joy to you all. May you find beauty each day. BLessings. Namaste. CJ

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MADTHENURSE 3/6/2013 8:43AM

    Alzheimer's is always tremendously difficult for those around the person affected. It is a rough road but it sounds like you are getting support systems lined up. I will pray for your mom, sisters and you!

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CARTOONB 3/6/2013 8:29AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sisters. It's hard to see your parents not be as strong as they were. emoticon

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 3/6/2013 8:11AM

    My mom suffers from this disease too. It's a tough thing. I'm praying for both our moms!

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PS. I have watched a couple of Teepa Snow's DVDs and found them very helpful. Here's her link, just in case:

http://www.teepasnow.c
om/about_teepa_snow.html

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MJRVIC2000 3/6/2013 8:01AM

    We will pray for your MOM's health and healing. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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