Mom has lived with me for 7yrs. Ive watched her health decline rapidly over the last yr. shes a cancer survivor, has COPD, asthma, high blood pressure, neuropathy, etc,etc. Moms in and out of the hosp almost monthly now.
My question is, how do I help her and keep he as independant as possible ? She schedules her own Dr appts, and doesnt allow either my sisters or me in the room, she handles her own money, but in a millasecond shes unable to set up her bipap machine, or cut her own foods. And when her neuropathy gets bad, her Dr has given her the ok to adjust her meds accordingly.Some times she has no idea what shes taken and runs the chance of possible overdose. she doesnt drive anymore, (thankfully) and we take her anywhere she wants to go, but she will in turn have a raging 3 yr olds temper tantrum if I need to spend 1 on 1 time with my 2 pre teens. I guess I am just trying to cope, help mom, be a mom , work, have a relationship and take care of me too