|If her sons have considered this a deliberate action of Mom at all, perhaps it is why they are refusing to visit her
No, they are actually 2 of the laziest, most self-absorbed kids I've ever known. That is, unfortunately, the way their parents raised them.
I've wondered about the depression aspect of this whole situation. A couple of years ago, my brother made some incredibly stupid mistakes involving drugs. Karen filed for divorce, with the full blessing of my family. She obviously changed her mind. While my brother has made huge strides in recovering from his addiction, I know how hard the whole situation was for Karen. I was her confidant during that period and, unfortunately, she didn't hold anything back.
|Thank goodness she still has her eyesight with a crisis this extreme.
This puzzles me, too. Karen is half blind, and has been for several years. When she was given the "diabetes lecture" by the nurse in charge of her case, Karen told her that her eyes were fine---that she'd had lasik and cateract surgery and everything turned out good. She's never had lasik and failed the eye test when she tried to renew her driver's license 2 years ago. She's still driving, and I suspect that she doesn't have a license at all. When I told my brother he was as confused as I was.
I'm at a loss; both of Karen's parents were diabetic--she knows the ramifications of this disease. I guess all I can do is hope she's strong enough to beat this.