I want to start off by saying I'm a very dedicated and loving mother. I gave up my career, friendships,and a social life I never had to be a mother. My daughter is a severe asthmatic and I know a lotta ppl say that but I mean Im in the hospital at least twice a month every month for 4-5 day hospital stays. My husband is there with us sometimes and he is very supportive, sometimes I feel bad because I wish I could go home and sleep 8 hours and come back. My mom lives in the same town as us but never offers. I know I need to take care of me in order to keep taking care of her but I dont wanna let my krissy down. I feel really overwhelmed she is my only child and I love her to pieces but I need a reprieve....Am I being selfish?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 8:17 PM on May. 31, 2010
Answer by Vero0724 at 8:20 PM on May. 31, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:22 PM on May. 31, 2010
Your daughter needs you at the hospital. 4-5 days in the hospital isn't very long. I have 3 children with asthma, immune deficiencies and other medical issues and I know how much kids need you at the hospital. She shouldn't have to be in the hospital that much for asthma. My kids have the worst asthma you can have. If you haven't been to a major children's hospital that would be a very good idea. She should be evaluated by an allergist for allergies and immune deficiencies.
You don't have to give up having friends and a social life to be a good mother. Your friendships may change and you may have a different kind of social life. It's good to be around other mothers, effective mothers that can be role models.
Answer by Gailll at 8:40 PM on May. 31, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 PM on May. 31, 2010
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