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I just needed to post this someplace where I thought someone might understand


My mom's been sick for a week- her sense of time has been completely obliterated- from day one she's been saying she's been sick forever- she'll take medication then 30 seconds later say "I took meds but don't feel any better". She's been resisting eating, drinking and taking her pills- mostly out of fear of barfing again. Several times a day my dad will call me in frustration saying he can't handle the frustration any more- then put me on the phone with her and we spend an hour or more talking in circles. Yesterday went like this

Mom- I don't feel good

Fiesty- I know and I'm sorry but I think you'll feel better if you drink something

M- but I already drank lots

F- I know it feels that way but dad says you only drank one glass today

M- but I drank everything and still hurt

F- and I know and I'm sorry and it's not fair but you need to eat or drink something- would you rather have ice cream or juice?

M- I've been a good girl and done what I'm told but I'm still sick

F- I know and I'm sorry but you need to have something- would you rather have ice cream or juice?



After ten minutes of this- and a few times where she was so upset with me she stopped talking for a bit- she said she'd eat ice cream if dad brought it to her- it then took me another ten minutes to talk my way onto the phone with dad to tell him she was willing to eat ice cream


After all that she ate half a scoop


I'm not even frustrated- I'm just sad and feeling kind of beaten- and I needed to talk to someone who might be able to understand. I'm just looking to be heard.


So thanks for listening



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