Posted by GenieGenie2 on December 12, 2004, at 10:18:44
In reply to Re: Mother's Depression How To Handle » GenieGenie2, posted by TofuEmmy on December 12, 2004, at 10:09:23
My mother does see he family doctor for some other health problems. She is diabetic and suffers from a blood clotting disorder. I have spoken to my mother's dr and bascially she said she cannot give me any information and your mother looks great when I see her and never noticed a body odor. Her Dr. did mention that it could be because those with mental illness can hide symptoms to those that would help them.
I do not think that she is suicidal, although I do know that she has contemplated it after my deft left over 20 years ago. I am afraid if I am too hard on her she might do something. A few cleaning certificates would never do it.. She lives like you wouldn't believe just filth. My husband and I have cleaned things you wouldnt dream of then the next time we see her it is back to the same way. She is too embarassed to let anyone in, she has been without a dryer for 2 years now because she won't clean/or let anyone in. I have offered to help her but she refuses my help as well. Since I am an only child it makes it really hard.