I’ve been on the forum for awhile. What I have learned here was a great help getting me through this. Quick rundow:
I’m 63 yr old guy, last living kid
Been managing money, medical, the whole sinking ship for 5 years from 3 states away.
Mom with health/mobility issues
Dad with dementia which started increasing rapidly in the last few weeks.
Been dealing with all the nightmares, worries and problems so familiar to us all
Last week the big crisis, mom fell, head injury, Em room, then to hosp for testing and observation.
She was found by my cousin, a nurse, who just happen to stop by from out of state. There was blood all over the floor and her bed. Mom and dad were just going to tough it out. I JUST NEED TO REST A LITTLE. I had just been on the phone with mom an hour before she fell.
Jumped in car, 10 hour drive, had to get friends and neighbors to watch Dad till I got here.
Been running my ass off since, begging and paying people to watch Dad,
got mom in wonderful facility Tuesday
Took Dad to have lunch with mom today. Put another bed and his stuff in the room while they were eating.
When I left she was dozing in bed and dad asleep in his chair.
We are playing the JUST TILL MOM GETS BETTER game for now. I know I’ve still got some rough stuff ahead but this is huge! The staff in this place is amazing.
I cannot describe my relief.
Thanks to all you folks for listening to my tales of woe the last couple years.