As some of you may know I was looking after my sister for 18 months at my home when she went into respite at Christmas and is now a permanent resident at a care home. when she went in she could walk, feed herself a little with one hand, now she cannot walk, needs to be fed and has really deteriorated although they are looking after her well and she is always clean etc. Now the doctor has prescribed sleeping pills as she does not sleep at night and then sleeps all day. she took the first on Friday and when I visited on Sunday she was awake but very out of it, leaaning to one side and hardly responding to me although she did know who I was. It is very sad to see this and it makes me wander if she would have been like this if I had managed to keep her at our home longer, but I have to say I felt a large burden from my shoulders when she went to the home but also guilt that I feel like this.