Hey strange love and welcome. Perhaps mom is having trouble coming to terms with having a chronic disease. It takes some time adjust too but she still needs to get to her doctors. Maybe explaining that you are concerned and her health is important to you. Depression sometimes takes root when we are told that we have a serious and perhaps life-threatening illness. We worry about our futures, we have trouble dealing with whatever denials we have put in place to assure ourselves that it isn't something serious ("just a flu", just stress, just this or that), years of fighting and then left with vague diagnosis, etc. etc. Talk to her about her feelings and if she won't talk just let her know you will be there for her when she is ready. There are so many different ways family and friends can help. I am glad to see you are there for her and are concerned. Best wishes - Kristin
Dx: Lupus CNS 11/2005; Current - Mitral valve sclerosis, MVP/regurg, dementia; GERD; vision loss, narcolepsy, RA, IBS, ovarian cysts, raynauds, EBV/CFS, inflam. liver/spleen. Rx: Atenolol, Aricept, Flexeril, Motrin Previous-rashes, hemi-pelagic migraine, sensory loss, amnesia, PTSD/Dep., host of neuro problems, pregnancy compl., False pos. syphilis, fine speck & homogen ANA; IgM; staph/strept infections, colonitis, pancreaitis, gastritis, costochondritis, pericarditis, Hashimoto's, dyspnea, hyper/hypotension, lipedemia, ulcers, pneumonia, anemia, Scleroderma symptoms, vein swelling, etc.