My mother had 2 strokes 2 years ago. We lost my sister that tried to help me with Mom to cancer in June.
My mother is able to live at home by herself and takes care of most of her every day life. She has a hard time with talking sometimes(finding the right words to use) and can't keep time straight. It's been a battle to keep her from wanting to drive (her Doctors said that she should never drive again. She believes that it would be no problem.
Apart from that, my other sister and brother who live minutes away, always have some excuse why they can't help me out. They hardly visit her and that leaves me to be there when she is sick or has other needs. She is hurt about this situation.
I on the other hand take her where ever she needs or wants to go. I am at her house at least 3 times a day, or when I work(weekends mostly) I will even take my breaks to go to her home to check on her. Sometimes I'm the only person she see's for days, unless we go out. We tried a senior citizen center, but that did not work out
All I want is a little family help. I want my family to remember all the things their mother and grandmother has done for them, and show some love for her. I have got to the point that I love my family, but really don't want to ask for their help, because I feel I will lose it if I hear one more time that they just can't help right now.