Posted: Yesterday at 16:51
KEF - it's that 'creaking gate' thing isn't it? Ludicrous that you have to do it though. Everything nowadays needs to be project managed by ourselves if we want it done
I'm very lucky that I've not had to deal with some of the issues others have, though I've had different ones through recent years. Sending hugs to lily and LP. Lyn - yours is a different situation and it's wonderful that you can be so near to your parents yet still have your own space - very important for your sanity. As KEF says, a lot of responsibility as well so hugs to you too.
Verd- you can take comfort in the fact that you're doing the right thing by your Mum. That's what matters.
I stayed to look after Mum when Dad was in hospital for a few days. I had to work (single mum) and when I'd come back to get her some lunch and was tucking her up before I left to go back, she said 'you will come back won't you?' She looked so lost and confused. I struggled at work that afternoon so I understand guilt only too well. It's an impossible situation and you can only do your best.