I see people who have been doing this for years and decades and I’ve only been caring for my mom for 7 days and I’m ready to call it quits and get her a nurse for 8 to 12 hours.
A little backstory: my 67-year-old mom had a brain aneurysm on may 12. She was in the hospital and a rehab facility for 76 days.
It’s just my 68-year old dad (who is in poor health himself) and me doing everything.
Her memory and cognitive skills have gone down hill since coming home. She doesn’t know what day it is, or have a grasp on time of day. She is unable to regulate her body temperature because of a uti that is resistant to antibiotics and while in the hospital and rehab she was not on her thyroid meds.
I know my dad is in denial that she needs help that we just can’t properly provide.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.