My Mother in Law is Very Demanding
Four years ago, my sister in law and her husband divorced and she moved to a different city (about 45 minutes)away. At that time, she took it upon herself to appoint me to tend to her mother since I live 0.8 tenths of a mile from her. During this time I have done anything and everything that my mother in law wants from me.
In the past 2 years, things have gotten really bad with her. She has become demanding and if I don't run up the hill to tend to her right then, then she calls and calls until I go. I've tried to talk to my husband and his sisters about this, but I am not being heard or listened to. Last November, mother became very ill and was in ICU for 8 days.....we almost lost her.
It was an emotional time for all of us. She made it back to us and was diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic. This means I now have to give her insulin at least once a day. After her hospital stay, she overdosed on pain medications and antibiotics. So, now I am in charge of all her medications.
Now, along with grocery shopping for her, picking up her medications, taking her to the doctor (when she doesn't cancel the appointment), cleaning her kitchen(because she just can't do it according to her), I now go once at 7am to check her blood sugar and again at 3pm to check it again and give her all her medicine.
I've asked for help and all I have gotten is 2 days from my husband and just do what you do honey from everybody else. I am so stressed that I have actually considered suicide. but, I have 3 boys and a grandson on the way and I so want to be here for them.
What do I do to ease the pressure? Along with all of this, my husband hasn't been working for 3 months and we are behind in our rent and we don't have enough food to last. Any advice would be helpful. Thank You.