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Willie Mae Donaldson
My mother

My momma has Altimizer's Never in my entire life would I have thought this would happen to our family, never I had to put her in an nursing home. My head says you did what was best cause I know i can't provide the nessary care for her,but oh, my heart ache

For all families who have had to placea love one in a nursing home facility.
Shulamnite -10/22/2001
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11/4/2001 02:49

May God give you the courage to deal with this challenge. I can't relate to what is happening with you and I hope and pray I never had to, but having a mom I love very much I can understand how painful this must be. And I know that God knows that you are doing the best you can for her.

11/4/2001 05:42

My Mother has been in a nursing home for
twelve years and it breaks my heart that
she has to be there. She has a degenerative brain disease and there are
times she thinks I am her sister or her
Mother. But, when I remind her who I am
then she seems to remember me. She is
so different from an Altzimer's patient,
but, non-the-less, I can relate to your
stressful situation. I love my Mother
very much as I know you love yours. I
hope this helps to know that others can
relate to your situation. My prayers
will be with you and your Mother.

11/4/2001 07:54

My mother is 88 and has alzheiers..and i feel your mother lives with me,i am an only child so her care is up to me.I have some one to care for her in the day and i have night and weekends....and every day it gets harder and harder,for I know it will be soon before I will have to place her in a nursing home.
Stay strong and stay in prayer...don't let satin have the victory he will put a guilt trip on you so heavy that u will ask your self why am i doing this to my mother,he will also keep u so stressed out you will be no good to your mother or your family.Remember to tell her you love her while you still have a chance for tomorrow is not promise.
My prayers will be with you and say one for us too.

11/4/2001 10:40

I pray for you and your mother. My mother is sick, as well and I know how difficult it is to see her seem to fade away right in front of you. I pray that you and your family realize you did do the right thing. On another level her spirit knows that too. Trust and believe and be compassionate with your other family members as well. Hold together.

11/4/2001 12:46

dear Shulamite-I was nursing home supervisor for fifteen years, and I saw the anguish of families who had to place their family members in the home. Remeber that God is faithful and will never desert you I pray that the strength will come to you one day at a time to bear your burden-and remember to tell your mother how much you love her, Never forget or abandon her-she is still there in spirit for you. May God be with you.

11/4/2001 14:05

Most merciful God, hear our prayer and give these people peace. May Willie Mae have peace, and bless all who are in nursing homes and/or have alzheimers, and their families. Mary our mother, pray forus.

11/4/2001 14:08

Oh God, my Everlasting Savior, I pray for Willie Mae Donaldson, that is now, in nursing home. There are many others , like my self, will one day be placed in a nursing home. I pray now, Oh Mighty Lord, not only for Willie Mae Donaldson, but for the many and myself. In my old age, don't set me aside, dont't forget me now, when my strength is failing. For Thou have promised "I will be with you till the end of time. Thank Lord, for this promised and thankyou for giving wisdom to Man in providing the nursing home for me and others. May we use Your Gory, Honor, and Praise to pray for our Nation. In Jesus Name. Amen.

11/4/2001 17:49

I too had to put my mother in a nursing, she had been with us for 4 yrs and her mind went. It was a hard thing to do, but she was there for 12 yrs, and died at age 95. I went to see her daily, rarely missing a day. She was content, and I knew she was getting the best of care. She didn't know me toward the last years, but sometimes she would say "I love you", and it would make my day. I met many other residents whose family didn't visit, and became friends with them. Please don't feel guilty, you did what was best. I will add your Mom to my prayers.

11/4/2001 19:59

Both of my grandmothers suffered from Alzheimers, and it was very painful to watch my parents and aunts and uncles make the decision to put them in nursing homes. As difficult as it was, we were fortunate to have them well cared for with family visits on a regular basis. My prayers are with you, and hoping that you find peace with your decision. God bless.

11/4/2001 20:02

Please pray that God's will be done in the life of my children. Mothers don't like to see their children hurt, but I know that sometimes the props have to be taken for under them to get them in line.

11/4/2001 20:08

Dear precious sister in the Lord I lift you up right now. All things work for the good for those who are called according to his purpose. The enemy would have you to think that you don't care about your mother but you be encouraged knowing that God is in control and that He will take care of both you and your mother. May the blessings of God rest rule and abide with you.

11/4/2001 20:31

I can only begin to understand your pain Please stay strong and believe God is with both you and your mom. both my grandmother and great aunt were in a nursing home but they recieved the best of care. I worked in many of nursing homes as agency staff. believe me there are good ones and bad out there. remember to advacate for your mother and make un anounced visites at all times of the day and night that way you will know what is going on and they will never know what time you are comming.believe me this helps keep them alert to a persons care. I will pray that she is in the best of care and looked over well

11/4/2001 23:32

I first watched my Grandmother go through this, now I am watching my Mother as well. It is a very hard decision to make. Please try not to let guilt take over you. You are doing the best for your Mother by letting her be with others in the same condition or worse. I will pray for you and your Mother. May God bless you and your family.

11/4/2001 23:51

There is no other person that can help you... only God! We need to be strong and the prayers will help you to carry all of your burdens and pains.
11/5/2001 12:59

I understand exactly how you are feeling - my grandfather had to go into a nursing home and I visited him quite often until his death - he knew me when I first started visiting - but at the end he thought I worked there - it is sad - all we can do is ask the Lord to give us strength to get through-and know that He is there to hold our hand

11/5/2001 18:03

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am an occupational therapy student and have seen how families struggle with Alzheimer's is such a devastating condition and I will hold your mom, you and your entire family in my prayers in hopes that the Lord will give you courage and strength in the days ahead.

11/6/2001 17:30

My father stared getting Altzimer's when he was 55. He just turned 71 in October. He stayed at home for several years, but then he bacame a danger to himself and we had to put him in a nursing home. I have 4 sisters and a mom and it was the hardest decision we ever had to make. It has been 8 years since we put him in the nursing home and we never quit questioning our decision. You just have to put your faith in God and pray that he will help you thrugh this. I share your pain and wish I could say something to make you feel better. Just spend some time with your mom and treasure any lucid momemt you can get from her. My dad doesn't walk or talk any more, but he will sometimes laugh or smile when I'm there and that makes me feel better. But most important don't forget how she was before. It use to make me sad to remember how he was because it made me miss him so much. But now I look at old pictures and I make my mom tell me all kinds of stories about him and then I thank God that I was lucky enough to have this wonderful, loving man as my father. With God's help you will make it through this painful, challenging time in yor life.

My thougts and prayer are with you.
God Bless!

11/11/2001 10:17

May God give you the strength to get through these difficult times. Continue to faith in God. Stay with your mom at the home. Let her know that you love her. Read to her scriptures from the Bible. I pray that she will not suffer from this illness. When you look at her don't look at her with the knowledge that she has alzheimers but look at her as the woman you knew when you was a child. God loves your mother and he will take care of her. Be there for her. God bless you and your mom.


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