This is more of a need to vent, not even about caregiving, than it is a question.
I am having a minor outpatient procedure tomorrow. My husband is out of town, so he can't take me. My daughter is in college, taking a summer session plus works full time. Missing a day of summer session is missing a lot of work, so she can't take me. My son started a new job today, so he can't take me. My son's live in girlfriend and mother of his child, says she can't take me. She has a cousin visiting right now, that could watch the kids for half a day. My brothers day off isn't until Thursday and Friday. Anyway, mom brother told me to have mom take me. My mom has no business driving. She still has her license, and her car is registered in my brothers name, so there isn't anything I can do about the fact that she is driving. Anyway, I'm not having her drive me. The hospital is about thirty minutes away. I don't want to ride in the car with her, and I don't want to be the one she is driving somewhere when she finally has that accident hurting herself or someone else. So, I hired an errand service to drive me to the hospital, sit with me, then drive me home. My husband and I seldom ask for help from anyone, we help people if they ask us. I never actually expect help from people, but it would be nice if someone would help. I wouldn't have asked, if it had not been absolutely necessary. Back to my son. He started this new job yesterday, so he will be going a month without a pay check. We told him that we would help out with gas and groceries. He would have gas to get to work, and no one would go hungry. I am just angry that his girlfriend can't make the time to take me to the hospital.