I thought I'd begin from this time last year with a picture of my mom .
I care for moms needs cleaning, doctor appointments, prescriptions,etc .
I have two brothers, but they have always been too busy . Oh,we all go out to eat on Mom's Day . You get the general idea !
My brother Jim has POA and her mail began going to him within this past year .
I began seeing mom go downhill mental wise . I called Jim and well as I said, he either didn't answer his cell with no return call or just laugh it off with tell the doctor to put her on psych drugs . Yeah, OK, your funny here, Really ! for venting
I told the doctor of her delusional problems , but he does not want her on something like Xanax or Valium, because she could fall . Makes sense to me !
He said, its normal of seniors living alone, her age .They hear one thing and decipher it to another .
Well, I did not bother to call Jim any longer . She has had her good days and her bad .
I had her to the doctors in October and her urologist in November. I noticed she was slower than slow and me with her,,, well I change the story when she kicks in . And tell her we are going to have a good day .
Now here comes December, my phone rings and its my brother Jim . Hmmmm !
He goes on to tell me that she stuffed plastic in her key hole and that other incidents had occurred . The supervisor called him and is very concerned .
Now he wants the DOCTORS number ? I won't tell you what I said,but I ripped him one and it felt good .
I told him I was going to see mom the following day with Kierstyn for Christmas . So, I'm sitting on her love seat and I said, Mom what is wrong with the side your face ? I got up and walked over and it's huge and hard, attached to outer lobe of her ear and down . She replied, oh its that bone fragment the dentist left in there .
I knew it was not, but agreed & smiled, not too upset her .
Once I got home I called my other brother, Jack, as I knew he was going up the next day and asked him to take a look . I had already called the doctor and made an appt , January 4th, yesterday .
Mom had cancer 9 years ago on the opposite side of her face and the doctor isn't real optimistic . As it appeared out of no where .
He said, he can't tell where it begins & where it ends . He ordered a Cat Scan of the area and the brain Friday .
Jim took her for her bloodwork right after the appt .
Jack asked me for coffee and I knew where it was leading .
At least we agree on one thing . If it is what we think it is , no slicing her open . She'll be 86 Sunday . We will move her to the best Assisted Living Facility closer to me . And we will see that she is made comfortable and in no pain .
The other two pictures is Mom with Kierstyn .
You can see how frail she has got .
And the last one, look at the side of Mom's face, you can see the area .
Please send her pixiedust .