I am afraid I have become too obnoxious with this, but may I ask, again, for your prayers for my wife Lesya (Alexandra)?
Lesya is very stressed out and annoyed by her Ukrainian relatives.
Lesya's mother (Maria) is in a mental institution, with a full-blown senile psychosis. Maria is, actually, taken care for; she is given medication, kept in a neat room, fed, washed, etc. Physically, she became even better than she used to be when she lived in her apartment: she gained a little weight (used to be terribly thin), her blood pressure is under control, etc. Mentally, however, she is deteriorating: she does not remember anything except what happened during her childhood, does not recognize any of her relatives, says that she is in the USA (while in fact she is in Ukraine), tells her doctor that she needs to help her father (who died in the 1970-s) to harness a horse, etc. etc. etc.
Lesya's aunt and cousin, however, raised hell about Maria's hospitalization. They say that Myroslava (Lesya's sister) "buried her own mother in a shrink hole" in order to get Maria's apartment. (In fact, Myroslava still lives in her own apartment - it's one of her daughters, Olesya, who is currently living in the former Maria's apartment; but that move happened before Maria began to show symptoms of psychosis). Myroslava's "extended family" is putting horrible pressure on her, demanding that Myroslava takes Maria back from the "shrink hole" and takes care of her herself. Myroslava, a professor of history and theory of music in a music college, a single mother of two who works days and nights, and who in all earnesty visits her demented mother daily, is crying hysterically and bombarding Lesya with letters, causing Lesya much grief and distress.
I know there is probably little if anything that can be done about all this, but I am just asking a quick prayer. Thank you all.