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My father passed away from copd, now my mother is in stage 4 and I'm caring for her. I have been going through this for 2 years. She doesn't want to be left alone at all and doesn't want to do anything for herself. My father drove and even took care of HER until a week before he passed away. He never gave up for 1 second. He went to pulmonary rehab for 22 years. She won't even get up and go to the bathroom because it makes her short of breath to move around. She did quit smoking a year ago which was a blessing because she is on oxygen 24/7. She wants me to do everything for her and I have been trying to live her life for her for the past 2 years. I am unemployed now, my marriage is suffering along with every other relationship I have. My brother works during the day and is home at night, he loves with her. I have 2 brothers by the way, yet every single thing falls on me. I love my mother, but I am circling the drain trying to care for her. She has no will, power of attorney, etc... Won't hear of it. I'm in a terrible position because my brothers promised her she would never live in a nursing home.
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