My sister and I go round and round. She's barely here and if Mom is not talking clearly when shes here she thinks she's dying. She's been to the hospital a couple times recently because of CO2 and more confusion than usual. (She's not on any meds for the confusion.) A neurologist just prescribed a patch...We are hoping it really helps. She might go to a rehab in the hospital for a couple days to get used to the cpap machine at night (find the right medication for that and some extra physical therapy). But she walks ok when she wants to. She walked into my bedroom the day she went to the hospital w/o anything, yelling for me. (She thought I was locked in.)
I guess my question is am I too close? Am I missing her descent? I know she's not as she was and small things are getting worse. But I see it as a normal gradual descent for dementia. My sister is joining the temple in case we need to bury her and talking to the local funeral home. Shes been freaked out every time this happens for like 3 years and always says Mom only has a couple months left.
The thing is I know I'm too close... How do I tell who's right, or is it somewhere in the middle?