So as mother’s day is approaching, I see all these posts about everyone making plans with their mom. But that is something I have a hard time doing. My mother was diagnosed with glomerulonephritis and has been in dialysis for years. But when she recieved that diagnosis, she pretty much gave up on life.
Now, my mother has never been the most loving or friendliest, or easy person to get along with. Quite frankly she is kind of hateful, and very hard to be around. But over the years I have tried to be patient and taken care of her. But this year, I am just completely out of patience.
She has ended up in the hospital again, because she fell again, because she sits all day long and chain smokes. So her muscles are completely atrophied and she can’t walk because she gets out of breath. I am at the point in my life, where I can not continue to take care of someone who won’t take care of themselves.
So now my brother and I have to find a nursing facility for her to go to and can handle all of her needs. Which is a big undertaking. More so for my brother because she pretty much put him in charge of everything.
So I guess my point of this is, if you have a mother who supports you and loves you, don’t take them for granted. Take them to dinner, or buy them a small gift, or even just making something can make all the difference in the world. There are many people going through what we do and don’t get to enjoy the time with our mother anymore.