I'm an only child but am married to a wonderful guy who always does anything I ask for my parents. Dad is in a nursing home, mom is in an independent living apartment. Ever since my dad went into the NH, my days have been the same-pick up my mom since she no longer drives, go to NH where we spend about 4-5 hours with him. He's on hospice care so we both felt the need to be with him. A few days ago my mom was rushed to the hospital with high blood pressure. Yesterday I brought her home, spent the afternoon and most of the evening with her. Husband picked up dinner and we ate together. Today should calls, saying her blood pressure was high again, could we take her back to hospital. Long story short, when I get to her apartment, she's settling in for another long day with me and my husband, ordering extra lunches. I blew up, telling her I can't be there anymore, ran out, slammed the door probably like I'd done as a teenager. Not pretty. But why did it have to come to this before I could carve out some time for myself and my family? We've talked since then but I know this will happen again. She even gets jealous of the two days per week that I watch my grandson. This can't go on. Thanks for letting me vent.