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Starting shortly, mom will have 24 hour caregivers. I've got Monday through Thursday covered, and am working on Friday through Sunday coverage.

Dad is not thrilled. I don't blame him. There will be someone he barely knows in his house 24 hours a day. That's a tough nut to swallow.

It's really pretty wrenching to see my mom now. It's not just that she has almost no use of her hands. It's more. I can't really put into words how weak she is without writing a novel, and I'm not in the mood for it.

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turtlegrrl13 From: turtlegrrl13 Date: August 7th, 2008 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I wish you continued strength.

synabetic From: synabetic Date: August 7th, 2008 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm going to echo the above and also wish you continued strength. Hang in there, man.
evillinn From: evillinn Date: August 7th, 2008 06:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Not sure what to say. My brain is in too many places tonight to say anything well. I love you. I wish it were easier to see you. Let me know when you are around, please?
gargoylettelc From: gargoylettelc Date: August 7th, 2008 06:43 am (UTC) (Link)
You are traveling a rough road. I'm sure there's nothing I can say to make it better. I am happy to hear there will *finally* be 24hr care, as it sounds like it has been long over due. Yeah, it's difficult to accept, but I hope parents will see how helpful it will be, and that they get care givers that they can work well with. Yeah, ALS is never a nice path, from all my experiences. *Hugs* to you and family.
thugg1ns From: thugg1ns Date: August 7th, 2008 06:46 am (UTC) (Link)
You are forced to be logical, rational, calm, and strong in an exhaustive and emotionally volatile situation. Do what you have to do to get by and when you need us know that your friends are waiting for you.
faerieburst From: faerieburst Date: August 7th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
My fingers crossed that the people you find will mesh well with your parents, and be able to make this transition as smooth as it can be.

::hug:: You are in my thoughts.

malackey From: malackey Date: August 7th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll keep my fingers crossed that you find wonderful caregivers for your mom.

And take care of yourself.
mariquita From: mariquita Date: August 8th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)

You and your family are in my thoughts.

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