A Fateful Day
July 11, 2016
A year ago this week Mom passed away. It was a typical day with my attendant getting me up when Mom called for help. My attendant went to help her. He told me that she had fallen but I didn’t think anything of it. She fell several more times during lunch. After my attendant helped her to bed, my case manager came to do some paperwork. We tried to get Mom to go to doctor but she refused. I emailed my sister from Milwaukee to come to take Mom to the doctor. A couple of hours later, my sister arrived. Mom was sitting in an old manual wheelchair by the window, waiting. We didn’t give her a choice. My sister and I were the adults now. Two days after that Mom suffered a fatal heart attack. I became a man with responsibilities and a career, living a new life.