Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lack of posting

My sister and I have had a change in status...we have stopped being the children and have become the parent.

We are dealing with Alzheimer's, and unfortunately we are dealing with Alzheimer's in the denial stage. We have the support of a variety of health professionals.

Two of my mothers friends are also in denial which is making our role reversal a little more difficult.

I rang my moms best friend who I grew up with and made her cry.
This wonderful lady, who I still have to stop my self from calling "Aunty" S, is a housebound paraplegic.
As my mothers illness progresses it will mean the end of contact with her very best friend.

This is where being a expat is tough.

Since the tough years (#25), my family has shrunk to three...Mom, Tan and my self.
My sister is in Australia shouldering most of the responsibility of care.

I will be back in Australia soon and hope fully can sort out some arrangements to make it easier for all of us.

It makes it hard to enjoy and write all about the wonderful things in our daily life when I have all this in the background.

5 comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

I am sorry to hear this, it is sooo difficult. Prayers with you and your family.

Susan said...

I remember when each of my grandmothers lived with dementia. It's so tough to watch and to care for them. I too will pray for you and your sister to have the strength and cooperation you need and for your mother to weather this condition.

brad said...

Sorry to heat that. It's hard to be away from family at times like this. You will weather this well as you do everything else, but have some adjustments to make along the way for your new role. As Susan commented, you have your strength.

Ecky said...

Sorry to hear that, prayers with you and your family.

Hope you can get this thorough

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