My brother’s mother, my stepmother – a formerly incredible chatterbox, Chatty, is dying. Actively. She’s suffering from ALS. It’s been slowly robbing her of her ability to speak, to move, to eat. It’s horrific and painful. She’s wasting away, slowly losing her mind. It’s a fate I wouldn’t wish on anyone.
A few months ago, at Faux’s insistence, Brother and Faux moved Chatty in to their house in order to improve her living situation (that’s a whole ‘nother post). Since then, Faux has completely transformed into a Raging Bitch who screams and slams doors. Poor Brother. He is a Saint. Chatty has 10 hours of caregivers, but then the rest is up to Brother. Yes she can still shuffle/walk, she can pull up and push down particular pairs of shorts or pants to use the restroom. But she really can’t do much for herself. She’s got a feeding tube in her belly. The liquid nutrition that has to be put into it via plunger/syringe without the needle smells rank.
Chatty also came with the little family dog, Adorable. Adorable is pushing 14 and is basically blind and we’re pretty sure she had a stroke a few years ago. NONE of us can even bear the THOUGHT of putting Adorable down. It’s just not happening, if she leaves this world and goes to The Rainbow Bridge, she’s doing according to Plan.
Faux, as I said, is pregnant. But not just pregnant. Violently pregnant. Before, when Brother first brought Faux around, I thought “oh this won’t last, she’s too stupid” and while I was right on the latter, well – there’s no accounting for taste. Now that she’s pregnant, she’s completely lost her grip on her humanity. She yells daily, she slams doors and is completely unreasonable to deal with.
She and I had a run in (again, probably a different post) where she yelled at me (for nothing) and true to form, I yelled back.
Her face. Her face when I yelled back! While I know it probably caused some stress to Brother, her face showed that nobody had yelled back at her yet. I wasn’t going to let her get away with abysmal behavior just because she is pregnant.