My sister is 56 and lives with my mother and is her primary caretaker. I also live in the home, but work full-time. My mom and I were joking around when my sister wasn’t home about how sneaky she is when she writes. Now I’ve been in her room and the only thing I ever see is bible verses thumbtacked to the wall, so I never thought twice about it.
Yesterday, I was putting some things in her room and out of curiosity, I picked up her notebook. Not my proudest moment; but I’m not sorry that I did it. In her notebook were letters demonstrating that she is having delusions of being married to some old rock star and accusing the wife of another old musician she used to listen of harassing her. The letters were demanding astronomical amounts of money and accusing the harasser of sending her messages through the television. I am intercepting packages that her husband is sending her (my Amazon orders). And so on.
I wish I had known about this over the weekend since she had her quarterly appointment on Monday. Now she doesn’t go back for three months. I talked to her and reassured her that all packages coming to the house were ordered by me or Mom and that there were no recording devices in the house watching her. I came clean about reading her letters.
I’m thinking that since she is nonviolent, that maybe I should just leave her be until closer to her next appointment or do I ask her to call the doctor and make a new appointment. I feel bad that I didn’t realize that she was having problems sooner, but now all the little annoying things that have developed over the past couple of years make sense.