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This blog is from 3 January 2013
Mum has dementia. Dad has a bad heart and knees, yet he has become a full time carer. One problem is that dad never cooked, his culinary experetise extends to heating pizzas, cooking bacon and under cooking eggs. On a good day Mum can still cook if supervised. On a bad day even that is difficult.
Over the last seven months I’ve been able to go up to see them regularly (they’re about a 30 minute cycle ride away). But now I have job, starting next week, these daytime visits will have to end. Which is a shame, as Dad really appreciated being given a few hours off from caring. Unfortunately I can’t take any more time off without money.
Please pray for Mum and Dad.
Mum eventually got too bad for Dad to look after her and went into a care home. She died in September 2016.
Dad is still living in the same house and has a social life based around his church, Christ the King, Battyeford. Last April his only companion, his ageing dog, Bonnie, had to be put down. Dad is feeling lonely.
2 thoughts on “Mum”
Your mum was a wonderful person. So much hospitality and welcome. I think the church fulfills a great role in combating loneliness in old age. Your dad is always chipper and fun to be with. Let’s pray for all older people, carers and their families.
It’s good to knw my family is apreciated.