As I sit here on my Dads couch watching Dr Phil and drinking a fantastic homemade (by Dad) latte, it occurred to me that I should update this blog.
We are in Orange County and having a great time. Apparently we brought a cold spell along with us though. I am ready for this California heat to show up! The news says the 70 degree weather will be back Wednesday. Thank goodness.
Eva is reconnecting with all of her Aunties and cousins. She remembered how much she loves her Papa and fit right back in with B's parents as well. She loves being around everyone and being the center of attention. It is so deeply fulfilling to be able to share her with all my loved ones.
There are lots of family issues going on. The most acute issue is that my Grandmother's (Mom's Mom) Alzheimer's disease has taken a scary turn and she has begun becoming aggressive, combative, and paranoid/fearful and has started trying to run away.
It sucks. There's no other way to say it. She doesn't remember anyone and she is acting out and doing things that SHE would never do. There are hard choices that need to be made.
We wish my Mom was around to deal with my Grandma. She would know what to do. She always knew how to handle hard situations. She would have been able to navigate this craptastic situation confidently and with grace.
Growing old is for the birds.
Has anyone dealt with progressing Alzheimer's? Any tips?