justme2007 Posted December 27, 2006 Share Posted December 27, 2006 Mom was supposed to start round 3 yesterday, but they said she is too weak.The chemo has only slightly reduced the cancer.She has another appt next week, but she told us she is pretty sure she will discontinue treatment. Doc said 2 weeks to 2 months w/o treatment. My Dad said he can't take care of her now and we need help from 8-5 p.m. We don't want her to go to a nursing home, and we're trying to figure out how to get someone in there to care for her M-F. I suggested that my brother and I could alternate giving weekend care, but now my brother said he does not "have the ambition" to do that!! Their baby is a few weeks old now, and his wife is not working so I don't really understand that. I am kinda p'od!!! Am I supposed to take charge of this whole thing myself!?!? I feel like we have three adults here and two are washing their hands of the matter. Anyway, I'm exhausted. I took care of her all weekend (wash face, brush teeth, walk to bathroom, change clothes, bring her food). Somehow I dragged myself to the office today, but I could so easily take a nap right now. I'm angry at my dad and brother . . . The hospice social worker said maybe it's more a matter of them feeling emotionally unable to care for my mom, as opposed to not caring, and that everyone copes differently. But then I am left holding the bag -- how is that fair? One foot in front of the other (big sigh). . . Sorry so long, Beth Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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