Today the Hospice nurse talked to my father about giving me a respite and he said for only 5 days. And he agreed. After she had left I went in to talk to him and thanked him and asked him if he was angry about it and he said yes. I then asked him if he wanted to talk about it and he turned his back and was silent. I have tended to him for two years by myself and I need this time and possibly longer than the five days. Any suggestions also on how to deal with the family members who may not agree with it. I want the oldest brother to take him there as I am too emotional at this time and do not want to leave him there and put the guilt trip on me again. I do not think he realizes how ill I am now. Any suggestions I would appreciate the help. I love this venue and have met some like-minded people here and I now know I am not alone in this any longer since I found this site. What a blessing it has been for me.