This Mother's Day, meet the youth who dedicated his life to look after his bedridden mother
Malappuram: ‘Heaven lies at the feet of my mother,’ Malappuram native Joyce life proves this. He dedicated his life to take care of his bedridden mother. Malappuram Edapatta native Joyce Abraham was only 26 years old when he resigned from his job to look after his mother. He belonged to a small family including his mother Salomi, father PM Abraham, brother Moncy Abraham. Destiny had played a cruel game with the family shattering all their happiness.
In May 2018, Salomi, who was 58, collapsed while making tea in the morning. Doctors confirmed that she suffered a stroke due to high blood pressure. As her condition was critical, she had undergone surgery opening the skull. Her skull was replaced with an artificial skull. But she was completely paralysed after the surgery.
She was under treatment at a therapy centre in Pandikkad. But no improvement was found in her health condition. A lady therapist also visited Salomi at home and continued treatment for a long time.
Salomi’s elder son Moncy’s wife Shani is working as a nuclear medical technician. When she reaches home, she starts to take care of Salomi. But Shani migrated to London after getting a job placement.
Following this Joyce took up the responsibility of nursing his mother.
He was employed as a service supervisor at a private vehicle firm in Perinthalmanna. Without any delay, he resigned and turned a full-time helper to his mother.
“Mom needs the support of a person always. I need to take care of the house, prepare food, feed food to mom on time, clean her urine bag, take her to the toilet and bathe her daily,” Joyce explained his daily routine.
Joyce has been taking care of his mother without giving any chances for developing bedsores on her body.
Amidst this, his brother Moncy also moved to London with his wife to financially support his family. Joyce is happy that his mother is slowly improving. Now, she can eat alone with her right hand if she is taken to the dining table in the wheelchair.
“My mother will recover soon and make a strong comeback. She will be with us,” Joyce expressed hope.
Selfless love from children like Joyce is a mother’s real strength.