Hi Everyone, It's' me again :-) My mom had major surgery on 10-19-10, where they did a vein bypass in her left leg due to PAD. She's been on IV Morphine and Percocet for pain for the past 6+ days, has needed the help of nurses for Everything post-op. ALL of her drs. strongely recommended she go to a Rehab for additional healing where she could get her IV antibiotics 4 x day and also a lot of PT that she REALLY needs. I've s/w the Social Worker, her doctors's, PT and OT, etc... She absolutely refused to go to a Rehab and today she's coming home from the hospital! I cannot take care of her. She has a PIC line in and nurses will have to come in daily to hang the IV meds. She'll have a walker, but will need a lot of help. I'm hoping she hasn't gotten addicted to the IV Morphine for pain. I have NO help. I'm an only child and lost everything when I had to go on Disabilty for my own declining health in 2005. I'm exhausted and very run down now.I've done everything I can to get help to come into their home to help them with everything and anything possible. My mom and s-dad blatently refuse to allow anyone Professional to come into their home. I've done everything I could to get help. I've followed any and all suggestions from others who are in my situation. I'm afraid of what may lye ahead. I live in their home, so I have no pull to 'make' them do anything or accept any help that they don't want. I've been keeping up with the cleaning, laundry, getting them groceries, etc... and hurt my back worse again yesterday while vacuuming. This entire situation is making me physically and emotionally ill. I'm lost. It helps a LOT to know I can come here where you all understand how very hard it is to be the caretaker and how un-rewarding it can be.
Bless you all and Love to you all! I thank God for all of you and hope you can find somehow to get a break from your own caretaking situation.
(((( HUGS ))))