Its saddening to see one’s parents aging and becoming dependent .Dad who followed a disciplined routine has been suffering from Parkingsons Disease from past eight years . The inital years were not so bad as dad with his strong will power would do all his work with grit and determination . His determination was so strong that although his mobility reduced he would shuffle and walk down to nearby Dmart and fruit stall buy some fruit and shuffle back home .
Now as he lies paralyzed most of the time ,helpless and in pain feelings of sadness overcome me .Old age is inevitable but its painful to see old parents suffering .Some days he tries to converse and recall old memories with his slurred speech .He wants attention ,he wants to share but most if what he says is unclear .However we still say yes and pretend to understand.
There is nothing we can do but try to keep him in comfort and pray for him .I only hope he is able to understand how much we love and care for him
Dedicated to my dear dad’s fighting spirit!His strenght ,his values and his independent nature !