My father had two strokes on Christmas day. He stayed in the first hospital for a month, the acute care hospital for three months, hospice for two weeks, the local hospital for two weeks, a rehab center for 4 days, coded, and was sent back to the original hospital. He has been there for 5 weeks now and I have stood over him three times as he has almost died during the past 5 weeks. My mother will not sign a DNR and she is a handful on a daily basis because she wants to be independent despite health issues and her age (82). 4 out of the 6 places my father has been in requires a drive of up to 100 miles one way. I am so weary and feel guilty about my feelings. My father is a brave and strong man who is suffering. My siblings do not live near my parents. I live 12 miles from their house. How do all of you deal with this type of stress? I am crying a great deal in private. Is this normal? I am at peace with my father dying and have been grieving throughout this process. I have just found out that Dad is being moved again soon. I think I need to curl up in bed and sleep for a long period. Has anyone else reached this point?