Sarah, received the IM, thanks so much! I appreciate all you share about your experiences with your Mom. It means a lot to hear my friends' stories--helps me deal with my own things here.
Gail, I am sincerely sorry to learn your Mom has all this going on. Thank goodness she was able to get into this care place. Believe me, I understand what you mean about finding this extremely difficult emotionally & using all your energy to function.... I'm glad you shared all this with me. You will sure be in my prayers and thoughts. Going through all these things with our parents does open our eyes to what may be in store for us. There has been so much , my Dad, all Sarah has told us, yours and Pam's and then others on here that we have been hearing about lately. It is such a helpless feeling to know we can't make everything alright.
Daniel had an afternoon full of therapy yesterday. They're concerned about his lack of muscle strength in his hips. This of course gives him the strength, or lack of, to stand, walk, get up and down on his own. I don't know what they intend to do, but I pray it gets better. I'll have to try to find out more detail. We did get to talk to him before he left for the afternoon and while he knew he needed to go, he was also dreading the pain that would come with it. I'm sure he had stiffened up some too after not having the regular therapy for 2 weeks while all was being set up.