Advise for caring for Mom!
I have been taking care of my Mom for almost 2 years now, I actually took care of her and my Dad for a lot longer.
My Dad got Cancer which I took care of him also, and he passed away in 2008. I stayed with my Mom up until June of 2013 where I moved from Iowa to Arizona got back with my ex-husband and moved here.
The plan was mom was going to sell her home and stay at each kids home a few months, well she moved to MN first and within two months broke her femur twice in 1 year and got a staph infection from surgery, went down hill from there.
She moved with us and it will be 2 years this coming Aug., she has had everything from kidney stone surgery, two bowel prolapse surgeries, internal cystitis and utis (many). This last surgery heart stopped twice on the table.
My husband and I broke up (were back together) but we decided it's best if Mom & I live in an apartment and he stays in the house. So that is hard, I have no one else to help me out, and I am getting caregiver stress, burnout whatever you call it.
Any advice would be much appreciated, I love my mother very much, can't afford assisted living we tried that route, she would run out of money in less than a year!
It's nice to find a place to vent and maybe get some advice, or just someone to talk to that knows what I'm going through.