Friday, January 26, 2007

Please pray for my family

I. Fucking. Hate. Alzheimer's. My dad had another rage episode last night (these incidents have increased to about one a week, but this is the worst so far), culminating in him pushing my step-mother down the garage steps and pulling a knife on my step-brother. Last week-end, my dad & his wife had a blast on a week-end getaway. The week-end before, they came to visit us. How can he be so much who he's always been...and suddenly a violent stranger. He at the best hospital in the state's Alzheimer's ward for now. Monday morning, we will be meeting with his AD specialist to weigh our options. I am sad, scared, sick, angry, numb, and worried. I need your prayers right now. No one has seen or talked to him since the incident. I hope to God he is sedated, so that he isn't feeling alone, scared, betrayed, and angry. My family handled this exactly perfectly, and we are all on the same page. None of it is easy.

15 Comments:

At 6:14 PM, Blogger Queen of the Mayhem said...

I am so sorry to hear that about your father. I have never had a close family member suffer from such a debilitating disease. Is your stepmother and brother okay? I will just have to put my prayer warriors on this one! These little old ladies have a direct line to the big guy! I only wish that I had more words of comfort for you! You and your family will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck! I pray he ( and your family) suffers as little as humanly possible.

 
At 6:35 PM, Blogger yerdoingitwrong said...

oh wow. Reading this makes everything and I mean EVERYTHING that I complain about pale in comparison. I'm so sorry. You and your family are most certainly in my prayers. Take care of yourself, girl. xo.

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger Jules said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I will pray for you and your family.

 
At 7:33 PM, Blogger Julie Pippert said...

That must be so hard. A good friend of mine has a similar situation with her mother, so I see her life and I can understand where you are coming from. How rough for all of you. P&PTs to your family. And you know? Thanks for putting honest life stories about living with Alzheimers out there. I think it is great.

 
At 9:29 PM, Blogger Paige said...

That's got to be hard. I'm so sorry to hear you're going through this. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I am sitting here with many tears. My heart aches for you. I will keep you and your family close to my heart tonight. {{{{HUGS}}}}

 
At 10:53 PM, Blogger Nicole P. said...

I definitely have you and your family in my thoughts. Good luck at the meeting.

 
At 12:01 AM, Anonymous TwinsMom said...

Sending out prayers for you and your family...I am so glad we got to talk tonight. Please remember that if you ever need ANYTHING I am only a phone call away. I pray that everything goes well on Monday. I will talk to you very soon!
Love you!!!
XOXO

 
At 7:02 AM, Blogger Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

I'm so sorry!!!

If you need to talk...I'm here.

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger An explosive said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. It's never easy when a parent we love and trust turns into someone un recognizable. You and your family are in my prayers... All the best! ~M

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Lotta said...

So sorry. How helpless you must feel. I'm sending you all the prayers I can.

 
At 12:15 PM, Anonymous JenG said...

praying for you......

 
At 7:13 PM, Blogger Queen of the Mayhem said...

I was checking back on you. I hope all is well ( or at least a little better) with your family.

 
At 7:45 AM, Anonymous OddMix said...

I'm very sorry. And I will be praying for you.

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger Mamma said...

Over here from Janet. So sorry you have to go through this. Watching someone you love begin to disappear is horrific. It's so hard to know what to do.

I hope that positive thoughts of this blogging network can do a little to buoy your suffering.

 

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