Well we have come to the point of not understanding anything my mother in law is saying. She calls numerous times a day from the home using the carers phone. We didn't get one for her as she cannot push the buttons anymore. I dont understand a word, all I tell her is that we will be coming to visit that day and she says OK.
She eats, drinks (thickened everything) and sleeps well, funny how when I first joined this sight her sleeping was by biggest concern, seems quite trivial now.
She always looks tired, her face is almost bloated and changes daily. She has lost all hope and wants to go home. Home is not an option, it is no longer safe for her.
I was there in Tuesday, I have to be careful as my daughter has the flu, bad one going around with fever, infection and a cough that lasts about a month. Takes about a week for it to come out so I wear a mask when I go in. When I got there I was told there is a chest infection that has effected 6 people on her ward. She has had a low grade fever for a few days now, no infection but they are monitoring her. I am fearful that she does not get this bug, fingers crossed. So in the meantime, most of the residents are on 'lock down' no one leaves their rooms. So she spends her days watching tv and trying to utter a few words.
Heartbreaking is the only word that I can think of right now.