So as you may have read, mom is home from the hospital, needs a ton of therapy. Both PT and OT have assessed her and OT believes a SNF would be best. My brother who has to leave Monday and I have broken our backs trying to help her and my brother knows full well I won’t be able to help her alone. Every time I mention that she’ll have to go because, “Mom I can’t handle this alone,” I get the stop sign with the hands and then a “This is too depressing to talk about!!” Brother and I are going to talk about it with her tomorrow again, a facility IS READY to take her, Medicare fully funded, but me breaking my back, bringing her water, moving her pillows, and “I’ll do my exercises later,” seems more pleasing.
I’m about to collapse. And to be selfish, I must mention today was my birthday. Is it normal to cry this much?