Ok, so I'm here searching for help and answers. Ok so I'm the 3rd child out of 4 children my mom had. I'm the only one who is taking care of my mom, other siblings have not stepped in to help financially, physically, emotionally, no kind of support at all. Ok so bc I have never had to care for mom before like this, I had to quit my job in order to be able that she is receiving proper care that she needed. I literally have to keep a watch on her constantly, she goes in her room and like a kid if she quiet to long I have to go check on her.
Well, in caring for my mom since her stroke, that left her w/ anphasia and disphasia, and beginning signs of Dementia. This is where I need help and understanding and how to cope with, deal with, solutions...
So, mom likes to hide her dog feces on drawers, or in her clothes in her drawers, or she puts it in the drain in the bathroom sink!! WHAT IS THAT?! I have told her nicely and yes even not so nicely that she can't do that, and she gets mad and wants to pack her things up and leave, but she never gets to the point of actually trying to leave bc she doesn't even know where to go or what her next move is. But she gets emotional and refuses to eat, and my mom is 97lbs, so her refusing to eat is a big deal to me bc she needs all nutrients she can get. But about the feces hoarding, when asked about it she just like ok, or she will denying doing it. But I'm at my wits end with this feces hoarding, I mean what is it called? She doesn't smear it or eat it, she just hoards it in her drawers, or in containers in her clothes. She goes to the bathroom and showers on her own so that's no issues there..but ever since September 15, 2020 my mom's world has been turned upside down, and I'm very understanding to that. My whole life has been a big turn around, to my income, my relationship w/ bf, my living situation, and it's not all about me, my mom has lost a lot and suffered alot too. I just need to know how or what can I do to help her progress and stop her from hoarding dog feces in her clothes and in her clothes drawers.
I appreciate anybody's time and insight on the proper care for my mom. I love my mom and want her better, but realization of it is it's just going to get worse if I don't seek help now! She has an appointment to see her Doctor February 2, 2021... see less