Tough Week and Still Have at Least Two More

Janet

Tough Week and Still Have at Least Two More

Janet
guilt-mdSorry for taking so long to post something. Last Monday Mom was ready to go to rehab. I got a bed for her at a assisted living facility for long-term rehab. The room was okay no TV but my older brother went bought her a TV. The first two days weren't too bad. But here comes Friday she is anxiety and very unhappy, crying and saying I just dump her off here and I am going to run away with my husband. (The husband who drove over 1,000 miles in four days to make sure he is back if I needed him.)

I have a very close friend who is a RN. She spoke to my mom which seemed to help. Saturday she was in a good mood she had plenty of visitors over the weekend.

I went in today and she was at PT. She finished it and I took her outside for a few minutes. She was pretty settled when I left; of course I have to go back later.

Her biggest issue is she wants to go home. I told her the doctor said three weeks of therapy before she can come home and that all depends on her and how well she can manage herself.

This is going to be busy week between going taking care of Mom, having skin cancer removed on Tuesday and then this weekend my youngest brother's oldest son graduate from high school. His youngest graduates from pre-k on Friday.

My biggest thing is the emotional toll on me when mom said, "You said you would never put in me in a nursing home." For my sanity, I just keep telling her I didn't put her in here, her doctor did. I know I had to do this, to blame the doctor).

Hope everyone have a great week.

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