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Givemestrength:
Welcome to our little corner of the world. I'm very sorry that you lost your son. I cannot imagine the pain that has caused you.
However, you have been blessed with healthy parents, and that is truly a blessing. As you read through the postings on this forum, you will see there are many of us caring for our ailing parents; many of us have our parents living in our homes.
My mom is 83 and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She is in stage 5 which basically means she can NOT be left alone. She needs assistance with a lot of day to day things, has great difficulty walking because of balance issues and occasional bowel incontinence. I have an aide here during the day because I work a full time job; I then care for her the rest of the afternoon/evening.
It's not easy and at times I become very frustrated, depressed, angry, resentful...you name it...yet, I wouldn't have it any other way. I consider it a privilege to be able to provide her with love and affection, to let her know she will not take this journey alone. I plan to keep her with me in my home until a time that I can no longer properly care for her.
I wish you well and hope that you and your daughter can come to good terms and find some peace...blessings to you, Mimi

[This message has been edited by MIMI427 (edited 07-05-2005).]
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