Cecell - that it such a sweet sentiment. I got to read this post after getting home from a particularly horrendous day. Really brightened things
- thank you.
I'm afraid today was not my finest hour in geriatrics/psych. I had to wrestle demented old ladies for blood twice. On the bright side, I won the hardcore match with a severely psychotic CMI frequent flier.
As for your LOL and her in-denial son, my empathy to you. It's so hard when family members can't or won't see things. If it's clearly documented by the staff from the assisted living that she's been going downhill for several months, one would hope he would accept the fact that she's 90 and probably not going to improve (I'm fairly sure the meningitis incubation period is not 8 months
). You're right - 9/10 times the family will cause you more challenges than the worst sundowning wanderer!
Still, it's kinda sweet when there's a family member that cares enough to be involved with some of these folks (even if he is severely misinformed.) I'm sure he has no idea that the antibiotics are probably going to give her the craps and a yeast infection to boot...