Huntingtons in my family
Dedicated to my father and my mum
Things started to change when I was 7 or 8 mum became agitated and depressed
all the time then. when I was little older and mum starting to show a little more. My father pulled me aside one day and said
that he had some bad news. He broke it to me as nicely as he could and tried to explain what it was. But I sort of knew what
it was because I had seen my uncle go though the changes .
So now I had to start helping out a bit more around the house mum started
to drop more things and I could see this up set her. She was put on more medicine help stop the jerky movements.
Dad had to work at nights so I was there to look after mum. I was always
scared that mum might have a fall and it would be all my fault. I was confused why did this have to happen to my family why
not someone else's.
But I would never wish this disease on any one. At that age I thought it
was just our family now I know I am not alone. Thanks to my dad putting the effort in to making sure the I knew what was happening
and that I was not alone.
One of the worst and most hurtful memories I have is when we took mum shopping
with us and people would stare, children would stop to get a good look and the parents never seemed to stop them.
It got to the stage with mum were she could not feed, dress or wash herself
and my father did all of this for her. I would help out when I could but dad really took good care of her.
I would have to say that my father is the greatest father and husband mum
and I could of asked for. Dad not only looked after his terminally ill wife but brought up a teenage girl with out a wife
to help him he has done for me everything that a mother would of.