Life is not beautiful right now


After a month’s worth of progress and setbacks, my mom’s health has reversed course, and her levels of confusion and falling have returned to pre-hospitalization levels.

My aunt and I are physically and mentally exhausted from trying to keep the mom’s struggles quiet, and trying to take care of her on our own; we are likely headed to a neurologist to determine what’s going on.

Like any caregiver, I’m upset, I’m heartbroken over mom’s struggles, and I’m scared regarding what happens next.

I really don’t know what will happen in terms of my return to blogging. I miss doing my job very, very much, but my life revolves around taking care of the mom right now, and it feels like that priority is swallowing me whole these days.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.

5 thoughts on “Life is not beautiful right now”

  1. Sorry to hear this George. I know from personal history how difficult it is. My mother suffered with dementia and it is heartbreaking and exhausting for us as caregivers. Just take it day by day.

  2. Thank you George. You have an amazing way of providing what people need with amazing care and detail. Your mother is benefiting from that skill magnified by the love that only a mother deserves. She is lucky to have you…as are we.

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