There are times in life, when we have to lean on one another... I believe that when we don't understand, the best
thing to do is to ask questions.
When doctors can no longer give you any answers and it seems as if they have simply washed their hands of dealing with a disease....then we sometimes have to reach out for wisdom from others....
Alzheimer's/Dementia........Both of these are horrible diseases and can lead to a very challenging journey for a family...
It would be my prayer for none of us to have loved ones with
this horrible disease, but......the truth is....WE DO.
Seems like the most popular statement in our family these days is......"I just don't know what to do!" These words come out my mouth much more often than I care for them to. Sad thing is, these same words are spoken over and over again by my brothers and my niece.....
All we can do is to put our trust in the Lord and wait for His answers....
It is sad enough for a person to have a disease that robs them of their humility....but way too often, Alzheimer's loves to bring along other humiliating counterparts that can make matters worse..
Things like severe anxiety attacks....or it can dramatically change the only way they know how to live and to survive.
In my dad's case, we are dealing with anxiety attacks.....so severe, that they are requiring our constant care.
At first, he was only having them in the wee early morning hours....for the past couple of months, these attacks are so un-expected and can come on without any warning at all...
We would love to have some answers....but every where we turn, a huge wall is what we are coming up against....
Medications are not working and therefore we are not getting the help that is needed from any of the physicians....
On the other side....the good side......he does have some good days and this is where it seems that we are stuck in the middle...........................
My dad is not quite to the point that he needs to be in a facility, but......at the same time.....when he has one of these attacks, it requires us to be only a phone call away.
What to do??? Have any of you ever dealt with a situation similar to the one that my family is facing? I would so much appreciate any insight that any of you can give......
Perhaps someday.....someone will need my wisdom for the things that we are going through with my dad....if so, I sure hope I will be able to help in some way.
Hugs to you all....
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