Mom has to have someone with her 24/7 now.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

This all started last month with my mom complaining of headaches. Took her to dr and she has high bp. Dr put her on meds to see how they would do. Had her back today and the med he put her on is not bringing her bp down enough. He put her on another and hopefully the two of them will work for her. I will continue to monitor her bp here at home and she goes back end of May for a follow up.

One thing he did stress is that he does not want her left alone now when I go to work. When mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's we had a discussion with my older sister about her staying with mom when I went to work. My job pays better so she would quit her job and stay with mom and mom and I would pay her a salary. Well, that time is upon us. For the near future my sister will come over while I go to work, she will not be here full time. She will still stay at her house. When her DIL gets a full time job, she will move in with mom and I and let her son and DIL buy her house.

I am glad that the dr finally made this decision. Mom is still having dizzy spells and her memory is getting worse. We talked about my sister staying here three times this evening and she can't remember that we did. She doesn't think it is needed but we do. I know she doesn't want to be a burden that is why she is so upset. It will be good for her to have company and this way we know she will be eating. She had lost 2.5 pounds since her last visit 2 weeks ago. She is upset with us but I would rather have her upset then come home to find her passed out on the floor. She took care of us when we needed help, now it is her turn.
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  • KAYDE53
    Sorry that you're going through this difficult time, but it's good that you were able to work it out that you & your family could take care of her. Two of my mom's brothers & her only sister have it; I'm kind of glad she didn't live to witness this. That's a lot of people from one family. She didn't have it and would have worried about them, I know. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers! emoticon
    2569 days ago
    Thinking of you. My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1999. Sounds like you have a good plan in place.

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    2569 days ago
    That is what we had to do for my grandmother my Aunt took care of my Nanny & everyone paid my Aunt it worked out. That was years ago Nanny was 95.Thinking of all what you are going through with the Alzheimer's both of my Aunts had it.Take care
    2569 days ago
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