It's Wednesday morning, 4:00 a.m. My brother just sent me this email:
Last night at 1030pm Mom came downstairs and started
a load of laundry. at about 1145pm she came back down and started the
dryer. At that time she opened my door and asked me why I wasn't at work
and said it is dark outside.
OK just got up a few minutes ago, lights on upstairs tv on so I go
upstairs and Mom said she was waiting on you. She said she was hungry
and needed to eat dinner. She denied coming downstairs last night and
said I must have been dreaming. Oh yeah and when I first went upstairs
on my way up she said "Ronna ?"
What should I / we do?
This is getting downright scary now. I don't know what to do! I emailed him back saying I'll check in on her around 8, a couple hours after he leaves for work and that I'll schedule her an appt with a neurologist - but then he said maybe wait a bit on that since it may be an isolated incident. and then he said, "by the way, Dad's clothes are in the dryer."
So I just got back - mom was sitting in the living room, in her recliner, drinking coffee and reading the Japanese newspaper my brother prints out each morning. She vehemently denies what my brother says although there is a damp load of laundry in the dryer, and folded clean clothes on my dad's bed upstairs. She says my brother is making this up and the two of us are intentionally trying to make her crazy. I don't know what to think. My brother and I will keep an eye on her and see what happens ... ]
Based on what the majority of you have suggested, I just made my mom an appointment with the nurse practitioner for her doctor. Her doctor doesn't have an opening until next week, but they can get mom in today at 3:00 with the nurse practitioner who can then refer her to a neurologist.
on Aug. 7, 2013 at 5:16 AM