Hi. Just wanted to give an update.
I've had phone and email correspondence from my 3 solvent sibs. One sent a check for the entire first payment, another is sending a check for his entire share with an offer to take up the slack if others of us can't do our part. One has to wait until taxes are done to know how much to send. Everyone has been very gracious and supportive. Mine depends on how much income I get from my business. So anyway, it looks like it'll get paid, so that's one less thing for me to fret over.
I know ya'll have heard this before from others, but make my situation a cautionary tale. My mother had a medical POA in place, and my name is on all of her bank accounts. But she did not have a financial POA. When we needed it, she was too sick to execute one. Hence the delay in cashing in her annuity, and so on.
Gail, as to admitting her straight from the hospital... she was at a rehab facility ready to go back to assisted living when she got the UTI and subsequent stroke. Maybe I should have had her readmitted to the hospital, but at the time she was getting the supportive care we thought she needed. We thought we were only dealing with a UTI and a bedsore, and that in a few days she would be better and back at the AL. It wasn't until later that it finally dawned on everybody that she had had a stroke, too. I had a lot of guilt for months about this, so I'd rather not dredge it up again. I do the "faith thing" and figure that stuff happens, often for a reason, and that I have to deal with it, learn from it and move on. Just think, if I hadn't been researching some info for her, I wouldn't have found this site! So this place is my silver lining.
Hugs to everyone,