I am fairly new to the forum- but I appreciate you all so for all the encouragement you give each and every day.
I am an only child, dad with MS, mom with PSP. Dad can barely walk, mom is in a wheel chair. They live 2 hours away and for over 3 years, I have been going almost every weekend to help care for them. I did round trip dr appointments ( go 2 hrs up, get one, bring 2 hrs down to appt, take 2 hrs back to their home, drive 2 hr crack to my home) many times. They refuse to move closer, and even after hearing that from many providers, etc. they have a few good neighbors, and I am so thankful for them- but I am afraid they are wearing them out. :( it makes me feel horrible. I finally got dad to concede to doing a social services assessment to help them get some aid.
I thought it went well, and we are waiting and doing more paperwork. The social workers were very kind- feel definite that mom is eligible. Dad fibbed some , then they watched him walk, and he almost fell in front of them. They saw things for what they are.
I pray they can get some help.
I work a full time job with overtime, raising a son.... I love them and want to do all I can. I am running ragged.
I know I do not have the right to share when so many of you do it every day 24/7- but the stress of it all is weakening my health. Migraines, had a stomach virus last week, and today went to the dr with a kidney infection.
I will feel like a horrible daughter if I do not go up this weekend to do the shopping and other needs. Sorry to complain.... I just needed to vent....😔