Mom's angry outbursts have surfaced again. Last week I witnessed her screaming and yelling at Terri when taken to the bathroom. Then, on Tuesday the PT and caregiver coaxed Mom to use the bathroom and she again threw a tantrum, pulled the towel bar off the wall and screamed and yelled. Afterward she felt remorseful. In fact when I came home she told me 'she had been bad'. I told her she was just having a bad day, everyone has those. That doesn't make her bad. Last night after she used the bathroom I wanted to steer her toward bed but she headed toward the den. When I asked her to go to the bedroom she had an angry outburst. But she went to bed. I think she hates the loss of independence and she's fighting it. Who could blame her?
We were awakened by thunder and lightning at 3:00 AM this morning. Yesterday a line of storms rolled through and knocked out the power. It was out from about 1:00 until just before 5:00 PM. This produced a lot of anxiety for Mom. I'm so glad the caregiver was with her. I had tried to call home several times in the afternoon but there was no answer so I assumed that the power had gone off. I didn't jump to conclusions and freak myself out so I'm proud of that.