Wednesday, November 11, 2009

People (Bleep), Even When They're Family

6 comments:

Cindy said...

Sorry you have to go through all of this! Everything will all work out; I know it doesn't seem like it right now but it will! You have a very big heart to consider having her live with you. That is a big responsibility to take on. Surely there will be someplace that you can find for her, like an assisted living place or something. Keep your chin up! I am sending good thoughts your way!

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Oh, please hang in there! The whole thing sounds so unbearably frustrating!

Jo said...

Cindy, thank you! We are looking into assisted living places that have handicapped and disabled amenities. Of course waiting lists are involved. Until then she will have to live with us and my sil C.

Thank you SMS! Much appreciated. It is Incredibly frustrating.

Pixie said...

Wow. What a rubbish lot of in-laws you have (IMO). The kick is that those who have treated this sister so bad will one day need someone to help them, and if the way they have treated B is any example..they will be want for alot of support. In the mean-time, I would look for an elderly/disabled support network in your area. In Arkansas, we had the Area Agency on Aging that provided lots of resources. Perhaps you have something like that where you are.

Much luck to you and your family. You are taking on a tough assignment, but hopefully things will go as good as can be expected.

Jo said...

Thank you Pixie! Much appreciated. We do have "Offices on Aging" here and Hubby's made a few calls and has rec'd at least 1 call back who gave him more leads so to speak. And yes, 1 day my in-laws will be at this point in their lives and with the example they are giving my nieces & nephews, they will get their comeuppances one way or another in the coming years. (I fully believe in 'what goes around comes around' karma for the selfish and inconsiderate).

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry you've had to go through all of this. Why do spouse's have to come with families?!