Monday, September 01, 2014
Today after dinner, we went to visit my in-laws. We walked in to a very strong smell of gas. MIL had put on the gas burner on the stove, hadn't noticed that the igniter was broken and just left it. FIL, who is the one who "takes care of" MIL who has dementia, was totally oblivious to the smell as well. I got a bad sore throat and a headache from the gas even though we had fans going and doors and windows open to air out the house. Dh taped off the defective burner so that (hopefully) they won't use it anymore until it gets fixed. They have repeatedly refused to go to an assisted living situation of some kind. Now we are hoping to get a Filipina home health care giver to come in at least a couple of times a week, if not daily, to help. The main reason they won't go to any kind of care facility is because they want only Filipino food. I know that MIL isn't taking any of her insulin or other meds. FIL has beginning Alzheimer's himself and while he can take care of himself, he really can't take care of her. Dh went back to the house to deliver a chair that was coming from his sisters and found MIL distraught, so he spent time getting her calmed down and into bed.