Thank you. It helps more than you even knowOriginally Posted by Isafari, post: 158273
Originally Posted by Shellyamc, post: 158269
Shelly... That was my grandmother 3 years ago... from there it went to not knowing her husband... she says my grandpa is her dad, or that she doesnt know "that little old man next to her and what is he doing there?"
However, we have tried to make the best of a difficult situation, we make jokes and try to make it easier for her, so she doesnt suffer and so she is relaxed and happy instead of worried or confused...
I keep asking her if she has a boyfriend, if she likes to dance, if she likes such and such name, if she thinks Tatiana looks like a monkey (I know, dumb, but she bursts out laughing every single time and says Im mean and that she's beautiful, even if I ask her every couple of minutes)
So... what I have learned is that I just have to enjoy whatever little bits and pieces are left of her, and also, try to make her life a little lighter, thats not a lot, when compared to everything she has done for me
I know how you feel in a way. My grandma is 82, she'll be 83 next month. Physically she's in pretty good health. However, since 1993, my grandfather, her mom and dad, 2 of her sisters and 1 brother have died. My uncle had a stroke last year. She often talks about wanting to "go home". It makes me really upset when I hear her talk like this. But, I know she's sad to have lost so many people.
It's rough no matter how you look at it
Johnie, I can understand your grandma wanting to go home.
My grandfather lived to 102 and though he was sharp as a tack til the day he died, he was just worn out and tired. He didn't have anyone his own age to talk to, his brothers were long gone and he just had enough. But he still worried about all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was interested in our lives.
I was very lucky to have him as long as I did!
Next trip - Bali! (March 2015)
How you doing Shelly.
Doing good todayOriginally Posted by Disneybumble, post: 158598
She is getting moved to rehab here in the town where I live today, so it will be nice to have her close by. They are giving her 100 days in rehab and then she will be headed into the nursing home. She won't be going home again..ever. It is hard, but I know that it is best for her. I'm not sure if she knows it or would remember if someone told her.