I live with and care for my 84 year old mother. Life hasn't been easy for mom the past 10 years. Her health declined rapidly over the course of 2 years from a very persistent C. Diff infection combined with her "normal" atrial fibrillation, and she was in the hospital for a month (after nearly dying from the infection). That was her second or third C. Diff fight, as well.
Dad died 13 years ago, and she battles depression from that event, as well as anxiety and worry over her kids and grandkids' problems. The recent storms in the South did a lot of damage to some close relatives' home (and these cousins are also battling health issues). Mom's really emotionally fragile at the moment.
Well, my sister just texted me to tell me she got her very own C. Diff infection from antibiotics taken after a dental procedure. We are trying to decide whether or not to tell mom. Mom will definitely be upset if she finds out we kept it from her, but I don't know if now is the time to let her know.