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Friday, April 26, 2013

Strawberry Caper TANKS!


I've learned that I would not make for a very good criminal.  My last post bragged told about my efforts to outwit, outsmart, and outplay my Mom in regards to her medication.  Let the record show that while I thought she had eaten my concoction, she had actually washed it down the kitchen drain.  Dessert scheme TANKED.

The next morning dawned "awful", and unless you've been around someone who is battling dementia you can't even imagine has awful the "awful" was.  She hit.  She cursed.  She made a scene at the doctor's office. It was a bit embarassing, and a lot humiliating as she spewed all types of false accusations my way for the world to hear. So, to everyone we crossed paths with yesterday, I am either a good daughter trying her best to help her Mom, OR I am a horrid, awful person who has stolen all of her money and left her penniless.  (*sigh) This is what 24 hrs off her meds looks like.

She is now spending a few days in an Alz/Dementia hospital as they work to get her back onto her meds.  It sure helps to keep a sense of humor as we deal with this.

Strawberry dessert, anyone?

17 comments:

Mari said...

I'm so sorry - I know this is hard on you. It's amazing what meds can do.

Terra said...

You are very brave to care for your mom who is in difficulty.

acorn hollow said...

It is good she is in the hospital to give you a break and she can get back on her meds.
Cathy

Simone said...

That's so tough when you know that she isn't the same person she used to be. Bless you for having the grace to not wear a sign that says, "Please ignore my mom's rants. She really doesn't mean it." Hugs to you. Hope that she gets back to being better with the meds.

Anonymous said...

I am caring for my mom, too. She isn't at the violent stage yet, but she does tell people things about me that aren't true. That and the times she doesn't know who I am are painful. I still think I can care for her better than strangers, though. I will as long as I can. God bless you and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeanie said...

I can only imagine how awful your awful day was. I can just say again how fortunate she is to have the care you are giving. Hold on to your sense of humor...if is your best defense to all the awful you are dealing with.

Susie said...

So sorry you are going through all this...just love her.....See what she loves to eat and put the meds in it...if it's ice cream all the time, so be it. Some one else spoke of Alzheimers on their post today. I wrote what a friend told me once. He goes everyday to see his dad, even though dad does not remember him...because my friend said he remembers and that is enough. xoxo,Susie

arkie said...

God bless you and your family as you try to do your best to care for your mom!

Idyll Wild said...

I am so sorry. Glad you have back up with though, with the doctor and the hospital. This will calm down.

Nancy said...

You certainly have your hands full. I have an Aunt with dementia. Her daughter won't visit her anymore because the last time she did, my aunt choked her. She didn't know who my cousin was and attacked and choked her. I can't imagine...

Nonnie said...

Your love and loyalty to your Mom shines through. Maybe you can take these couple of days as a little gift and have some personal free time with your family and a little time just for you.
Praying they get her back on track and you can come up with some more creative ways to convince her about those meds. Keep on keeping' on.

yaya said...

I hope she gets her medication back on track and you can have a few days of rest. You are a good daughter and it doesn't matter what others may hear or think, you know the truth and you know your Mom would never be this way if she didn't have dementia. Hang in there..your doing good. Hope the weekend is a good one for you.

nancygrayce said...

I have seen it first hand and I'm so sorry! It's the hardest! I found pills under my mama's recliner! Even when they can't get up, they find a way!

Jill said...

Thinking of you...I know how hard this can be, she is lucky to have the support and understanding. I worked in a nursing home before ad saw so many sad cases where their family never came anymore.... Keeping you both n my prayers.

Blessings,
Jill

Say What? said...

((hugs))

I just don't know what to say. Bless your heart.

Madi and Mom said...

I am sooooo very sorry for you and do truly understand. You have you hands full and I will pray for you.

My Mom has Lewy's Body Dementia (form of Parkinson) but thus far she gets a tad agitated and has some huge fantasies.

thank you for visiting us we are just getting back into things. My Dad's memorial service was on Thursday.
Hugs madi and Mom

Chatty Crone said...

You have taken on no easy task my friend. I have a couple friends That went though this with their husbands one one is going thru it with their mother - if you are interested. sandie

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