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May 24, 2021 09:13AM
My sister and I were the caretakers for our bedridden mother for a little over a year before she died of stage four lung cancer. We were fortunate to both live close enough to do one week staying with Mom, then one week back at home. We also had the most incredible hospice team helping us out, as well as an amazing night aide.
Taking care of our Mom, who had raised us as a single parent, was the hardest thing my sister and I had ever done. But it was also the most satisfying, loving time for the three of us. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
It is a lot for one person to try to handle alone, especially if at some point she does become incapacitated. Would she be open to bringing in hospice? They are a great resource.
Good luck to you and your Mom. Come back here anytime you need to vent. We'll be here for you.
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