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  • Hi! How are you doing? Have you got anything situated with help for your mother. My dad is doing very well considering he can no longer do much. I miss him so much since he lives in a assistant living home in Dallas now near my brother and sister. We couldn't find adequate 24 hr care for him and I couldn't do it since I have to work to pay for medical insurance. Take care. You are in my prayers. Kim
    sh789,

    I wanted to add something to my post from 7/16. It is now the 30th, and I am re-thinking the nursing home thing. I have been losing it. I mean, I have been ON for days now and my mom is progressing. I am really having a hard time. I can't keep up with her needs and they are increasing every day it seems. I feel so guilty, but I really don't think I can keep this up. It is only me, really. My brother isn't much help, my sister in law that was spending one night a week is going in for a hysterectomy. There will be my best friend that can take one night, but that will be it. Mom says she has 6 months left...she says she 'can tell'. I hope she does. But I don't think I can continue to do this for 6 months. I just don't know how.
    I'm not sure if I am sending this correctly, there is certainly a lot to navigate here and I am not tech. savvy! I don't even have a facebook account :) Anyway, although I am not happy why I am here, I am very glad that I am able to talk with people going through the same thing. My husband is wonderful but it's his mother who has ALS and he can't talk as openly about these things.
    Hi sh789, welcome to "the place no one wants to be" as they say. Glad you found us, sorry you are in a position that you needed to find us. I hope you are able to find some information, support and comfort here on the forums.
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