My mother (Age 61) was diagnosed 9 months ago with End Stage 4 Ovarian/Peritoneal cancer. In the past month the disease has completely taken over; she's part of Hospice (in her home) and I feel I shouldn't leave her. She's basically bed ridden and can't do much. I've been the one bathing her, changing her, giving her her medications, feeding her... I feel I do more than the nurses.
I'm 27; I still have a job and family that I need to tend to; and my mother needs 24/7 care. I feel I'm being selfish and I'm upset with myself about that. I'm trying to avoid putting her in a Hospice house. That's the one thing she doesn't want. I'm just torn and don't know what to do. How do I get through this?