December 9, 2010

Sad diagnosis. Prayers needed

My mother has been ill for a number of years. This week, she was diagnosed with Corticobasal Degeneration, a progressive degenerative brain disease that has similarities with both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, what we thought were physical signs of OCD were mostly likely the early stages of CBD. She has declined rapidly over the past several months and is now getting significantly worse each day. I thought that our upcoming visit for the holidays (what will certainly be our last Christmas with her) could be used to discuss care for her because my father is close to not being able to care for her any more. But that day may come sooner than expected. What looked like months now seems like weeks – or less. This is a disease with no cure and from which patients die, usually of pneumonia or other disease associated with immobile, elderly people.

Please pray for my mother, my father and all of us.


Mary333 said...

I'm sorry to hear this, Diana. I will pray for your mother and all of you.

Diana said...

Thank you Mary. You are always so kind. I'm still in a bit of shock. She did have a priest come by a few months ago, so that is a comfort to know.

Terry said...

Howdy Diana
I have followed you for some time,but due to caring for my own parents I have been very remiss about my blogging comments as well as postings .
Please know that I will be lifting you and yours up in prayer.
God is and will be there for you in many unexpected ways .
Shock is not bad it is a way to help us wade into the cold dark waters of the unknown areas of life.
Remember that you are only a blog post away from any needed help that may be required .
Please continue to share your journey as you begin to embark upon this chapter of your life it will be of help to you as well as others.
God bless you and yours.
Until next time
Happy Trails

Diana said...

Hi Terry - thank you for your prayers and encouragement. I will keep you in mine. It's nice to know I have such lovely ladies supporting me with their prayers!

Ebeth said...

Diana, I am SO sorry to hear that! Prayers to you and your family during this time.

It is so hard being the 'sandwich' generation, I'm right there with you.


Diana said...

Thanks for the prayers! Yes, I am discovering what it means to be a part of the sandwich generation. I'll have to post soon with an update, but we had prayers answered for a (relatively) happy Christmas - even if from a hospital.