Don't know if some of you remember me, but I was taking care of the DH for 7 years then put him in a nursing home. He was there for 6 months and he got an ulcer on his ankle which turned into sepsis. He was in hospital for 6 days, then went to rehab for 2 weeks. Well I have now been taking care of him for the last 10 weeks. He has MS and is much weaker then when we went into the home. I now use a hoyer to get him in and out of bed, but in a way it is a little easier on me because before he would try to get in bed by himself and fall, so I was always on alert. Still have no assistance but am on a pretty good schedule, or somewhat since the kids are out of school.
The sad part is that I got a call this morning that my Dad passed away this morning. I am so sad. He hasn't been in good health the last few years but you never expect this. Now I am worried about my Mom because she isn't in the best health either and I don't really think that she can live alone for much longer. She had a stroke about 10 years ago and is blind in one eye and the other is getting weaker also. Don't think that she will be able to carry the mortgage as she only has SS and in FL as in much of the US nothing is selling. I can't help her financially either as we just get by, by the grace of God. They live about 140 miles away and the service is going to be on Monday so I have to rent a handicap van because can't leave DH home for that long by himself.