Just spent the last 5 days dealing with my Dad in the hospital. He'll need to undergo physical rehab and then chemical dependency treatment. Mom's at home on the farm but can't be there by herself for long. She has issues with dementia. Everything kind of came to a head at once. Probably won't be on here much for awhile but will try to as GTTalk is a nice escape from the insanity.
We'll be trying to get Mom to enter short term care at the same facility while Dad is in rehab. She was ok with the idea at first but at the end of the conversation said that there's no chance she would ever leave the farm. We're trying to place her in an area where she would have some freedom but she has been under a lot of stress and her mind is going in and out. She probably doesn't remember our conversation about placement today.
My wife and I are pretty much going it alone. Only child here. Helps me remember one reason we have more than one and how precious they are to us.
Ideally in a couple of months, Dad would be clean and able to get around and watch over Mom at home. I have a lot of hope in that department but the reality is, I don't really know.
Thank you for your thoughts. Even though I don't know many of you very well, you sure seem like family.