I'm So Done With This!!!!!!

by Grieving Son
(Ky)

My 47 year old brother died suddenly 9 months ago from diabetic complications. My Mom was undergoing tx for lung cancer, and died six months ago. We had our 3rd child 15 months ago, and I had to quit work because of child care cost. My wife and my 3 kids have given up our home to keep an eye on my 73yr old Dad and give him companionship.


3 months ago he started having health problems. He is now on dialysis 3x week, is a paraplegic, and has cancer. He is in/out of the hospital a lot and requires 24hr care. Of my 3 surviving brothers, they aren't much help at all. We have NO LIFE. My Dad is slowly dying, and our lives are on hold. He doesn't want to go back to the hospital anymore, but doesn't want hospice either.

Our home is being foreclosed on, we are filing bankruptcy, we are Power Of Attorney's and have to manage his affairs too. I hate to say it, but I wish God would jut take him. I love him, but am so done with the burden of his care and no help except for a wonderful neighbor.

I feel guilty for the anger, but it has to go somewhere. I'm neglecting myself, and don't have the quality time with my wife and kids very often. Just going out to dinner or visiting friends is almost non-existent.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Elder Care Anger and Resentment.


Home | Site Map | About | Contact | Privacy Policy | Disclosure

© Copyright evSky Incorporated 2008-2017 | All Rights Reserved


Eldercare for

Aging Parents

Are you having a difficult time with being the "Caregiver" for Mom and Dad?

Click Here to Read What Others are Saying and Leave a Comment About Your Own Experiences....

Or Start your Own Discussion Page!

Recent Articles

  1. 70 year old caregiver left nothing in will

    Aug 15, 17 09:21 AM

    As a professional nurse,and new daughter-in-law at age 55, I thought inviting my new husband's mother to live with us would be a blessing. He was a widower

    Read More

  2. So Many Same Story?

    Aug 14, 17 09:51 AM

    For the past year or so my mom who is 83 has been showing the early stages of dementia, forgetting simple dates names etc,,, it has slowly progressed but

    Read More

  3. Stressed Out

    Aug 14, 17 09:42 AM

    I receive several phone calls a day from my mother complaining about my dad, and the fact she feels I do not do enough for her. I am exhausted, depressed.

    Read More