I don't really know how to explain this, but I'm going to give it a shot.
Mom was over for her birthday. She just turned 79. Best visit we've had in years. Oh she's forgetting the kids names etc, but I'm adjusting to that. She seemed vague, like part of her was somewhere else. Not ill, just a shadow of her former self. And I have this terrible feeling that somehow she's just going to fade away.
She talks about how she leaves extra food out for her cat at night because she's afraid she'll die in her sleep and the cat will be hungry before someone finds her. Say's she doesn't feel that she'll be around much longer.
Do they know sometimes. Or is she giving up. I've been calling her at least once a day to check on her but she doesn't sound right. She just sounds so resigned. Old and tired and finished. I hate this so much, and I can't fix it.
Good judgement comes from experience and alot of that comes from bad judgement.