My mom lives with me and has for the last 4 years. What was supposed to be a 2 week visit with my sister in Florida turned out to be a 2 month hospital and rehab stay. She was admitted for severe dehydration and UTI (creatinine levels 5.7) She developed c diff while in rehab and after 3 days of no diarrhea they released her to my sister. Mom was still having issues but just wanted to come home. She flew back to our home on Sunday and by Wednesday she was admitted to hospital, she has c diff again, dehydration again and another UTI.
I don’t know what to do with her once they release her. My daughter is pregnant with our first grandchild, my son is engaged I have a lot of activities happening and I don’t want to miss out on them. I have missed out on so much over the last 4 years because I’ve chose to stay and take care of her while everyone else goes and does stuff. My mom has a lot of health issues. In the 4 years she has lived with me she has had 2 strokes, heart attack, pneumonia, multiple UTI’s and dehydration that have required hospital stays. It’s hard to get her to eat or drink anything. It’s like I’m asking her to drink poison.
She and my step dad did not plan on this stage of their lives financially. So, if I put her in a home she could only pay for 5 months and then we would have to apply for Medicaid. I’m exhausted from it all and probably rambling on and on. Her health will continue to decline, and I just don’t know that I can care for her in our home, yet feel like I should....after all she is my mom.