I am sole caregiver for my 73 year old Dad who has Alzheimers. He gets really confused about
stuff, we begin talking about
his tractor, which I'm trying to sell because we're way behind on our bills and where we live now, and where we're going, come spring, there will be no need for, or space for the tractor. So here we are discussing the tractor, and all of a sudden we're talking about
a piece of land, just up the road from here, belonging to myself and three sibs, who are less than helpful. So, today and yesterday, I've had the toothache that is so painful it's making me nauseous. From my bed it's eight feet to the BR. Last night I was crawling on my hands and knees, because the pain was so awful I was dizzy and disorientated. This morning I got up long enough to hear my Dad giving hell to our neighbor who understands our problem, and is trying to help me by finding buyers for the tractor. My Dad was informing him (the neighbor) that it was his property and he'd decide what's going to be done with it. However, what he was talking about
was the land owned by the four sibs. So, I spoke with the neighbor and he says he'll talk to us tomorrow. For heavens sake it's a forty two years old tractor which needs new rubber on the hugh back wheels, has two leakes in the fuel take, and frankly, I don't think there's ant paperwork on it.
So, lets get to the point, shall we: I am stuck in my bedroom scared to venture out. My Dad is perched on a chair staring at the million Dollar view out the hugh living room window, we're on about 1.5 acres of grass with beautiful stately trees. He's complaining of not having anything to do. I'm ill. I can't sit there and hold his hand, I need a rescuer. There isn't anybody available. I'm trying to pull myself together enough to go get him a rake and some clear lawn bags, so he can rake leaves. I've given him crossword puzzles in large print, really short and easy puzzles, he won't even try. I've made simple cuts to a piece of wood that if fit together, would net a birdhouse. He can go downstairs and hammer to his heart's content. I give up. Uncle