I am a small business owner and staying with a loved one is too much. Dad is in the late stages of cancer. He has been in and out of the hospital for the past two months. Myself, my sister and my mom switch out staying with him. I do not feel someone has to be with him at all times! What are the nurses for? There is no rest in a hospital and I cannot hold my head up the next day and we depend on my income from my small business. Sister doesn't work outside the home and mom is retired. Every time I try to talk to them about my situation I am met with condescending attitudes like I don't care about Dad or am refusing to "do my part". I had someone recently tell me this sort of thing either brings families closer together or drives them apart, mostly the latter, and I can sure understand why. I am just venting. I know there is no easy answer for any of this.