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  •  I'll see if I can practice (4+ / 0-)

    with my mom-in-law's iPad tomorrow; she's in the hospital so we're going to her apartment to go through mail and probably pay some bills, so I can maybe bring it home with me till she thinks she's up to using it (which might be a while).

    Things are not going well; first thing she said when we went to see her was "they think I'm crazy", probably because the folks from Psychiatry have been working with her. I couldn't stay in the room because I was so sad to see her like that, so I went out to the waiting area then was able to be a little useful by talking to her attending physician on the phone (he was stuck in meetings so couldn't meet with us in person; hopefully he'll be around tomorrow morning when Mr. Scribe takes his brother to visit). I've been assured that I'm not a bad person for wanting this over with quickly if it's really her time to go, so that she doesn't have to suffer.

    Just still really feel helpless...yes, this too shall pass.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:59:14 PM PDT

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    •  You may feel helpless (1+ / 0-)
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      BeninSC

      but if it is her time to go, then what you are being right now is helpful. I hope I have someone near me, taking care of things in my anxious confusion, even though I might not realize that it what is happening. No, you are certainly not a bad person.

    •  I'm very sorry that this such a difficult time for (1+ / 0-)
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      BeninSC

      you. The helpless feeling is so difficult. It feels so...helpless. I believe two things here: you are doing exactly what is best to do and it is completely normal and human to want it to be over as quickly as possible.

      ( forget the stupid iPad stuff, ben's suggestion worked.)

      Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.

      by Smoh on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 04:10:11 AM PDT

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