I'm requesting prayers from all my friends here at the greatest forum on the net. I think some here already know that my Mom, who is 85, has dementia and i have been taking care of her for many years.
She no longer has a brain tumor, so the worst stuff we went through a few years ago, her hallucinating, paranoia, screaming fits and stuff, stopped long ago and she has mostly been at peace most of the time.
The dementia is hard enough to deal with, but no where near as hard as that was, but she recently began to start to get worse, maybe about two months ago.
Yesterday she was in relatively good shape, i gave her a sandwich and some juice, and a little later gave her some more to eat with some milk. She looked good both times, but about thirty minutes later i checked and she had her head turned sideways on her pillow, was very pale, had her eyes turned downward toward the pillow, as if gravity was doing that rather than her looking at the pillow.
She would not respond at all or look up, and was limp, so i called an ambulance. She got better while they were checking her out, and even better when we got to the hospital.
They found urinary track infection and showed me that her leg was swolen and that she was refusing to move her leg. I didn't know her leg was that way, but that is why she stopped letting me thake her for walks about two weeks ago.
The last time she walked, she could have injured it, or possibly even broke or fractured a bone. They are going to x-ray to see.
She had gotten worse enough that even before my blunder of not realizing she may have an injury, my two sisters had been going around looking at what skilled nursing facility we could get her into, and we found one we like. The hospital stay is going to help on that, because now we have the refferal that the place we picked said would speed things up.
But it's kinda traumatic for my Mom, because she doesn't know where she is, and since she will try to pull out the IV, and probes and everything, they have to put her wrists in restraints.
I have learned how to have conversations with someone who has advanced dementia. She say mostly things that don't make much sense, but to her it is around 1940, and through prayer, she is no longer worrying about a soon coming war. I just use some of the words she's says and i asks her questions and also I bring up more recent things. Occasionally she answers a question of recent events and occasionally thanks me for helping her.
I'm praying that she get stronger after this antibiotics and whatever is wrong with her leg will heal, that she will be at peace at a the nursing home, that i will be able to make an income and still be able to spend some time with her each day (haven't worked in very long time), but also thank God for all His help already which has been a lot.
She prayed with me the day before this, and repeated exactly every word i said, including the end where we placed everything into His hands.
So I thank everyone who prayed before, and will very much appreciate you joining with us in prayer. In the Bible, Jesus said:
Mat 18:18-20 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
So in the name of Jesus, i loose blessings of healing and peace and the presence of God to her and to all of of you, Amen.
I hope anyone who not a Christian and will join with us in this cause in your own way, for your thoughts are also very much appreciated.