Okay this is really just a vent so well bare with me k? On Sunday my 80 year old aunt got taken to the hospital because she couldn't keep anything down was extremely dehydrated and weakness in her right side. plus she fell on Friday night and hit her head...she didn't bother telling us this until Sunday..it turns out she had a stoke. No biggie it wasn't as bad as my dad's so we know we can deal with the emotional stuff from that, and we all are.
What's getting to us is that well, my aunt is one of those old ladies that you hear about who don't toss anything and go out for grocerys when they don't need them. Part of it is because she's going senile and has the begining of dementia. Also she lived through the great depression, but still that doesn't excuse the way that her house looks and smells. Let's put it to you this way if we called the social services they would condem the place.
We won't let that happen, so my family has undertaken the task of cleaning up the house. It's not easy but we're still doing it. What's getting me and really starting to piss me off is the lack of help that we're getting from the rest of the family.
My aunt has no children, she never married. So she treated us like we were her children, she spoils us like you wouldn't believe and when my dad had his stroke last year she really helped us out both emotionally and financially (my dad is 24 years younger then her) She's always been there not only for my family but for my cousins as well. So you would think that they'd all be willing to help us out, to help Auntie Ethel out. But no out of five cousins and they're families only one and his wife have come out to help, well two if you count the cousin that's working in Boston and can't come home to help due to his visa, so instead he sent us money.
Not only that but none of them have really been to visit her either, it's a joke a complete and udder joke. Yes I know my family isn't very tight with the three cousins that aren't helping but you think they would come out for Auntie. For that matter you think my sister who has been bailed out by my aunt a few times when she's been in trouble financially would be willing to help out more but noooooooo she's going camping and also has hurt her eyes so she can't even lift simple garbage bags.
This women has done everything for us, everything that she possible can. She has always treated us well and been there for us when we needed her, and now when she needs us people are turning their backs on her and it sucks.