My 80 yr old mom has been at the rehab facility for 3 weeks now.
I am her only child (54 yrs old w/anxiety issues stemming from worry over my moms condition).
I go to see her almost every evening after work.
I was there last night from 7:30-11pm.
My mom has called me in the middle of the night numerous times telling me she can't breathe, "please bring my asthma medicine", or just 3am & 6am this morning saying @my chest is hurting, please come here & bring me some baby aspirin"..
Both times she called today I had my phone ringer off so I could sleep, but again, I'm having trouble sleeping because I'm constantly checking my phone to see if there are any calls or messages & sure enough there were these 2 calls from my mom.
I am feeling guilty for not picking up the phone for her last call (did speak w/her when she called @ 3am & told her I couldn't drive there because it was 3 in the morning" & she was disregarding what I was saying to her & hung up on me.
Am I being selfish for not answering her calls??
I mean if she was having chest pains she has an emergency button attached to her bed that would call the nurses & they would come immediately..& wouldn't they call me if anything serious was happening to my mom??
I'm so upset by this I'm shaking.