My mom's health has declined tremendously since the beginning of the year. We finally got to the doctor, she did have a mild stroke. She does have a pulmonary aretery issueand enlarged heart. She has to have an EEG, cognitive test, and MRI.
They are testing her for MS and GOD knows what else. I suspect she has some form of dementia, or parkinsons.
I am a single parent of 2 boys, we live with my parents. I am worried about both of my parents. My mom I know is going to pass sometime in the near future, whether that be today, 2 months or a year from now.
My dads health is generally good, but just this past week he has started to have mini break downs. Over little things, I know he is stressed, he talks to me about how difficult it will be to afford a nursing home if mom ends up there. Or how hard it will be to afford a home health nurse.
How do I deal with worrying about both parents at the same time? I tell my dad he cant stress, but how can he not, I am not financially responsible for my mom and I am stressed, scared, worried.
Her "sundowning" has taken a toll on all of us. She gets incredibly mean and says mean and hurtful things. My kids hate the way she talks to me.
I guess I am just venting but thanks for taking the time to read/listen to my worries.