Finally, my sister has acknowledged she cannot do everything for Mom now as even she cannot lift Mom who fell two nights ago and has a sore toe and maybe a sore shoulder. But the sore shoulder may be from us going under her arms with are arm pits to lift her up. That was even difficult with two of us doing it. But Mom did not want the firemen to come nor go to the Kaiser ER, especially on a Friday night. She went on a Friday before 17 years ago and ended up with an emergency colostomy which she blames all her troubles since then on. To make it more dramatic, Mom just turned 89 today so it is her Birthday! I know she doesn't want to be in Kaiser Hospital as I am sure they would admit her for a day at least to evaluate her so when my sister said she would still come home the same night, I told her to please not promise that to Mom. Mom didn't want to go anyway which I surmised. So, it things worsen, Mom can always go via not siren sounding ambulance, but at least she will get to wake up in her own bedroom on her birthday and then that decision can be made. If her primary doc insists upon it, then maybe Mom will listen. Then it won't be my sister insisting upon it alone. Maybe her primary doc can allow her to have hospice at home instead. It is all up to God and Mom did get the sacraments today so I told her to just be at peace tonight.
I will go over at 3 am if I am called to help change Mom's diaper. I am willing to do things to help Mom but I cannot lift her to places as she won't use belt. She would need a Hoyer lift but doesn't want her bedroom to change and believe me, it would have to change. So something does need to really change here and I think now my sister and Mom really do understand that. It is not a happy, but it is realistic.
As always, thanks for listening. I will help making calls to find out what hired help would look like if Mom stays home as my sister needs help and now knows that too.