Yes, I know it's hard, OnlyChild, and you must understand that she really doesn't hate you. Her world is totally different now from the world you knew as a child.
And I know what it's like to take care of a child. It's all part of love, OnlyChild. And it's a lot of love we give them when we help them to have a life as healthy as medical science and a clean environment will provide for a very ill mind and physically weakened body.
I'm so glad you have psychiatric aid for her; that should relieve you about
understanding how her intellectual functioning has been transformed. It's good that she sees her roommate as a sister. Hopefully, the other woman has a positive view also.
Try to have some social life away from the nursing home, Only Child. You need to maintain your psychological health while you're enduring this, and friends who play bridge--if you do--would enjoy having your company. Give time to your husband's interests if you are married, and look for the day when you will have learned through this relationship that you did the best anyone could do under difficult circumstances that are hard for anyone to have to
endure. You will be blessed for your sacrifice.
My prayers will go up for you and your mother from time to time, and I hope you will continue to post as you feel the need.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 4/16/2012 2:42:04 PM (GMT-6)