My mother has been diagnosed with glaucoma and requires surgery. The surgery has been postponed indefinately until her blood pressure can be stablized. She's been give two different meds for this but has dropped one because she didn't like the way it made her feel. Her pressure has been at stroke level for ages. She refuses to call the dr. or even give me his name. Today she complained about her ears ringing all day. obviously theres an issue here and I feel like my hands are tied. The family still will give me no support in this.
In addition to going off her med, now she's spending time telling my children about the little girl (I don't remember what state) that was killed by a bear. Whatever details the media didn't give my mother just made up and made this as gruesome as possible for my children. The 8 and 6 year olds both looked horrified. When I realized what she was doing and came rushing out of the kitchen to stop her she became very defensive and accused me of not only not facing reality but refusing to allow my children to grow up.
I know this is just part of her slipping away, and it's devastating to see, but how do I continue to expose my children to her? Granted the two grown girls and the 14 year old can deal with this, but the 8, 6, and 2 year olds can't really be expected to. I guess I'm just venting, there really doesn't seem to be any solution to this.
Good judgement comes from experience and alot of that comes from bad judgement.