I am searching for a job after being laid off a few weeks ago. I've had some very promising interviews with one company. I'd be thrilled if I got that job. The timeline, though, seems to drag on, as these things do. As my mother continues to fail, I am panicking that something will happen to her and I won't be able to take or start a new job because I'll be too consumed and distressed. I'm an only child, so literally all aspects of her care and the aftermath will be my responsibility. I know I have no control over anything here, but just imagining the scenario should it happen.