Grandma demanded attention for almost everything, but that didn’t change the fact that she was full of humour.
She asked always if I was fine and encouraged me to make amala and ewedu my favourite food. Mum didn’t buy my idea of getting a nanny to come in at certain times to take care of grandma.
She had a bagful of fears, so a nanny was not the solution for grandma to stay back with us. Grandma agreed to go to the home after mum convinced her and packed up bags of food and other items she could share with other old people.
My exams over, my hopes of having grandma back home got slimmer. And every time I go to see her in the home, she wanted me to bring her back to the home she once knew. I’m sad because my uncle and his wife also think mama was better off being in the home where she was being cared for.