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Chrishayden
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Username: Chrishayden

Post Number: 1939
Registered: 03-2004

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Posted on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 03:59 pm:   

Renata:

We went through this with one of my grandmothers.

In order to commit her you are going to have to prove she is incompetent. Lots of luck.

My grandmother was fully competent. She insisted on pursuing this destructive behavior anyway. The one plaguing her was a drug addict nephew. At some point, just like with a dope addict you have to let them hit rock bottom. It was easier for me to say than to hear at the time, believe me.

I remember one time in her house and I pulled a dead rat out from under her radiator that was the size of a squirrel. She just laughed and said it was a squirrel. We got her in a home. She got a "sister" to come get her out.

At a certain point we had to just decide she was not going to take us down with her. The whole thing did kill my father.

There is no easy way out of this and I cannot tell you what to do. None of the choices you have are good ones, you Do what is best for her and if you can't you have to remember that she is a grownup and she can do what she wants to do.

At some point you have to start thinking about yourselves. The whole thing will wind up killing you and what good will you be to her then?

This is the part of life that sucks.

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