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IS IT OVER YET? PLEASE?
APRIL 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

There have been many developments since last update, especially since this past Thursday 4/23/09. But the developments are all bad, and I don't want to get into them right now, because to really get into them, I have to be way more open on this journal than I have ever been. Suffice it to say that things are bad. Very bad.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I'm sorry to say that more than three months later, and my mother is nowhere near ready to go home. Her mind is her weakness, and her weakness is huge. She all but refuses to do therapy because she is basically afraid to move her legs. This past weekend my other sister and her family came down from Tampa to visit her and try to help out a little because my local sister and I are worn out and at our wits end. Especially my poor sister who deals with my mom more than I because she lost her job so she has more time to visit. But she's becoming more and more overwhelmed with the whole thing, and even her scary strong resolve is collapsing in on itself. It hurts to see her suffer, and it scares me. She's the glue that holds this family together, and it's all coming apart.

I have to say I was very impressed with my niece and nephew, 16 and 18 respectively. I worried about how they would react to see my broken shell of a mother, their beloved "Abuela", but apart from some initial tears, they really held their own. They talked to her and held her hand and helped to feed her and even did some simple impromptu pjysical therapy. I love these kids. They're young and cool and all, but they have good hearts.

The whole family sort of did an intervention with my mom. It didn't work, but hey, they tried. So all this time later, we're basically starting from scratch.

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