Is it underlying feelings that have never come out before. I've been reading a lot of your questions and answers and frequently see comments about how your parent can be mean to the person they are closest to. Well that is what I'm experiencing now. My mother went into the hospital 3 days ago for a fall, and she has been wicked to me. I know she doesn't feel well, but her whole demeanor has changed. Maybe it's the Oxycodon she's on. She also fired the night nurse last night and refused ortho this morning, The nurses look at me like they feel sorry for me having to deal with this and also trying to keep their patience with her too.