Monday, May 24, 2010

Difficult week.

Whew - a hard week with Chrissy. She has been in the Alzheimer's dark hole for more than a week now. Unlike the other times, she's holding her head down more and staring off in space. I ask her what she's looking at and she will say the TV, but not so. She starts to speak and then says she has forgotten what she was going to say. And she is eating only small amounts. Yesterday, up until 6 that evening she had only a few bites of ice cream, and that was with much coaxing. For dinner she ate a few bites of the meat and vegetable - no dessert though, and that is so not Chrissy. 

Chrissy called today to say that Emily, her grand-daughter called her and would be visiting a few days this week. Then she told me to go to the bank because she needs greenback (money)! Mother loves loves loves Emily.

I am told to expect continued decline and that this disease is terminal. But often, knowing something and living it are quite different.

7 comments:

Oh Dear said...

So sorry to hear....praying for you both.

Kerry said...

Judy, Your last line is so true. Any chance Chrissy might have a UTI? Is she on Thyroid med? If so could be out of balance. Maybe she has a virus? Thinking of all the other possibilities as opposed to the Alzheimers which progresses relentlessly in both our mothers. Hope things improve soon. Take care

Debbie's Garden said...

All the mental preparation you do for yourself, knowing the changes that will come....dont make it any easier.

donna_m_webb said...

So sorry Judy to hear of the present changes with Chrissy, such a difficult time when they go through changes and decline like that.

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karen said...

HI, I just found you and so sorry your mom is not eating well. I have started feeding mom only sweet stuff. She will eat hot cereal if it is nice and sweet. Than there is yogart,fruit puree,jello, pudding, smoothies and milkshakes. I do hope your moms eating picks up. Take care. Prayer coming your way.

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