My Mother Is Getting Worse

a couple of years ago, my mother had a stroke that affected her entire right stide, she has troube walking and driving. But she is also a diabetic and her blood sugars have been really high, and i am afraid that she is giving up so she can go and be with my father who passed away in 1999. She is not happy and I don't know what to do for her, I don't know how to give her the strength and encouragment to go on. Does anybody have any advice. Swatches
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41-45, F
4 Responses May 27, 2007

I finally got my Mother to do some things, and she is starting to Crochet again, and I take her to the stores now, instead of going for her. I am finally thinking she is getting to feel better, but it is just a slow process. She is talking more now, and wanting to do things on her own now, so that is a Good Sign. After her TWIN SISTER passed away, she had been wanting to get out a little more and do some stuff, so I think she might be on the road to recovery. We will just have to wait and see, but things look a little more encouraging right now.

Be with her and let her have your company by all means.....whats written is going to happen no matter we want it or not. You are not in her place so you can feel what she is feeling right now. Sit silently with her and feel her presence and let her feel yours. Hold her hands and talk to her even without saying a word. Wait for her to say something by herself and break the ice. <br />
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Good Luck

I agree with escape. But also give her lots of love and let her know how much she means to you. Try something that makes her feel like you need her. I know you really do need her but make her feel that way.

Maybe you could try to get her interested in something. Volunteer work, a hobby, learning a musical instrument. Try to make sure she has lots of people visiting her so that she is not alone.<br />
I am very isolated and unhappy and this is the advice I give myself.<br />
I hope things get better for you.