My mother finally ended up in the hospital after all her falls and morphine withdrawal and that whole nightmare. (short version: she was acting insane, we took her to hospital twice, including once at the order of police. Hospital let her go, she deteriorated up to last night)
Last night, she became totally aphasic, she couldn't talk or dress herself. So we called 911. She went to the ER, and was admitted (of course). She called me this afternoon and couldn't remember anything from yesterday at all.
She's been insane today, sobbing and crying because she's convinced that "all the stress from living with these horrible people (me and my dad)" is making her insane. She apparently told the nurses and everyone who will listen, that my dad is beating her and she is afraid for her life.
This is a bold-faced lie.I have seen her hit my dad in the face while drunk. I have never seen him so much as raise a hand back to her. Their marriage is a disaster but my dad is the most gentle person on the planet. He pays for all her food, he cooks for her, he drives her to doctor appointments... He loves her in spite of everything and does NOT beat her!
I told her, "You can't go around telling people that!" Of course then she said that I "KNOW how much (my dad) hates (her)", how could I take his side, etc. I told her, "I don't want to see ANYONE go to jail." Well SHE apparently wants my dad in jail so she doesn't "have to be afraid anymore".
I approached her today about being her POA but she said, "NO! He'll convince you to kill me!"
Okay, so now she's positive that one way of another, my dad will kill her and I still have no legal authority in anything.
I'm just terrified now that they're going to believe her lies. What is the likelihood that something will come of this?! My dad has a bad heart. All the stress from this last week is taking a toll on him, and it needs to stop.