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Oh no! Apparently I'm wasting electricity by having all the lights on. "The whole house is lit up!" Well, that's because husband has switched them on and immediately forgotten!
The day had better improve.....😟
My mother has a history of mental illness...paranoid-schizophrenia to be exact. She is on Seroquel and Latuda right now. But lately she has acquired extreme fears about going outside and feeling safe- despite the medications.
She is not eating or taking her insulin nor her meds for high blood pressure and renal disease- but she believes she is. Yesterday we had to call the fire department to break down her door to get in her house because she said she fell, hurt her knees and
Getting a lot of bad days now. Wife wrote me a letter stating she was worried
Regarding her possessions in our house. Wanted me to order a lorry to
move everything to her non existent home.
Next morning she told me she had had a bad dream but it was all too true.
In fact she made herself so worried, she made herself sick.
I was on the point of dialing the treble.
Sadly my mil died on Wednesday morning. We were called to the hospital at 5:30am on Tuesday, the doctor said she was having difficulty breathing and they thought we should be there. My husband had been away for work and was driving back, so I woke my daughter and we rushed there. Mil looked awful, tubes and equipment all around her on the AAU ward. The doctor took us to a room to explain what was happening. They thought she'd had another bleed in the brain as a chest X-ray showed her chest was clear.
What an afternoon! In previous years Mum has loved Christmas shopping, so today we took her to the local retail park. Huge mistake! Mum was so anxious and upset, she yelled "Help" all the way around the shops. We decided to find a quiet coffee shop and calm Mum with a cup of tea - wrong decision again! Unfortunately the only spare table was by a glass window overlooking the shop floor below. We kept Mum's back to the view, but Mum had spotted it and screamed the place down and shouted