Jun 13, 2013 - 12:46 am
Sure have missed talking to all of you as well as missed keeping up. I apologize in advance if I have not responded to posts to say I'm thinking about, whispering prayers and what have you.
Some of you may not know, I went to Daytona Beach to check on my mother, the visit was 10 days and upon the first day or two of arrival I knew there was trouble. I have been keeping up with mom nearly every day since dad died two years ago, I knew she had been struggling with keeping her finances in order due to possible Alzheimers / dementia. My time down there revealed just how bad it was.
Suffice to say mom did agree to come back with me from Daytona to Idaho for six weeks to "get examined" ...but boy is she really hostile to any mention of the big three (Parkinsons, Alzheimer's or dementia) .....mom had made multiple calls to the police dept about "the man in the attic" as well as other things. He short term memory is absolutely shot. She should not be driving and she can no loner cook.
The doctors office visit Monday with her newly established primary pulled me aside as we were leaving his office and stated to me "she should not return to Daytona or be left alone" ....we did an MRI today and will most likely see a neurologist soon.
My dad passed of acute Leukemia in May 2011, he was dx in January 2011 ...just two months before he died he apparently drew up Durable Power of Attorney papers that he had mom sign as well as him. This has turned out to be a godsend as the attorney I spoke to today said with that POA and with a doctors determination that mom is unable to care for herself I could in fact take gaurdianship of her.
Since my flight down to Daytona on May 25 I have been nonstop with mom (and a flight to Seattle in between for a meeting). I guess I am going on here....
...bottom line here is if you all don't mind, I would like some prayers for mom and I and my family during this transition. I don't want to pull the trigger to take gaurdianship, and the last few weeks I have not felt well...probably too getting a little scanxiety for my upcoming scan on June 21.
So again, my apologies if I have not responded to anyone, sent any words of concern or replied to any of your posts ...like I said, I sure do miss talking shop with you all....know I care, just have been running like crazy...
Whispered a group prayer for all my H&N forum friends as I hit post ...sorry this most recent post was more about me and my mom.....but hey, you all are like family.
Thanks guys ...I hope to get back on talking shop soon
John (skiffin) I still can't believe I was only a couple of hours from you and could not get down to see ya!