- Dec 5, 2007
- Loved one DX
Hi, I am a new member of a club I never expected to be a part of. My 81 year old mother was diagnosed 2 days ago, after enduring months of steady decline in health and no real answers. My 82 year old father is a complete wreck and right now is in worse shape than mom. I am at a loss, and feel totally inadequate and so so so sad. I do my best to keep it together for them; take them to the appts, be there with a shoulder, but I am also trying to keep them from getting mired in an emotional pit. Mom has been very strong, and upon receiving the news, proceeded to thank God for His blessings. She plans to share her story of how God has been working in her life for as long as she has a voice. I have 4 teenage boys who love their grandparents a lot, and have witnessed married love at it's best; they have been married for more than 50 years. I do best when I am dealing in facts, and have a plan of action. What should we be looking for in home care, assisted living, etc. Mom and Dad live on an acreage about 5 min from me, and are reluctant to leave it. Any suggestions? We are in the Edmonton area. Does anyone know anything about Dr Wendy Johnson? She will be Mom's doctor.