That’s it in a nutshell lately – periods of upset followed by periods of confusion!
Several nights ago Mum got really upset in the evening and said she thought there was some kind of conspiracy going on that we were keeping secret from her. She was actually sobbing with grief and it broke my heart. Then she said how upset her mother would have been to see her like this.
The following night I went into the kitchen to wash up and left her watching a harmless comedy on TV. I heard her crying and when I came into the lounge she was sobbing again. It transpired the comedy had included a fake plane hijacking and she was terrified that it was really happening. She got quite angry with the TV and said the programme makers shouldn’t be allowed to frighten old ladies.
Later that night she seemed even more confused and asked me which way she should lie in bed, which is the top and which is the bottom?
Yesterday morning I was trying to help her to decide what clothes to put on. She gave a big sigh and when I asked her what was the matter, she told me she was fed up of me following her round telling her what to wear. That told me!
I let her carry on and pick her own clothes then when she appeared she said she felt wobbly. The reason for that was that she was wearing one shoe and one slipper.
Left her alone for an hour this afternoon and on my way home I got a voicemail message. It was from mum and she just said ‘I’m hanging up now’. When I got back she was crying again and said she’d been so worried about the kids and who was going to give them something to eat. It turned out the kids she meant were my brother and sister! I was just glad that she had actually managed to ring me as I thought she’d lost the ability to do that. It did make me think though…….I’d only been out for an hour!