I know this is not about children, but I really need advice about this situation.
My older sister lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. My 88 year old mother wants very much to visit with her and my sister is pushing to have my mom and my 88 year old father to come up in July.
The problem is that they will have to be driven there (my nephew volunteered to drive) but my father has many health issues and it's a 10 hour car ride. He has had several small strokes that has left him blind in the right side of both of his eyes, had at least one small heart attack that we know of, has dementia, possibly Parkinson's disease and major issues with incontinence. He can barely walk and when he can't use a walker, he needs a wheelchair. He also has bladder cancer and is having a procedure next week to remove the small tumors (second time in 3 months.) If all goes well, he should recover from the surgery within days - so my sister has set the date for July 10th the surgery is July 7th.
My mother would go alone, but my dad "can't" be without her. We also have no one who could stay with him at night time for 10 days.
I don't know how to approach this with my family. They are extremely stubborn. I've put a call in to my dad's physician to get his opinion, but my family doesn't trust doctors much, so I don't know how helpful that would be...
Thanks in advance.
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 9:56 AM on Jun. 30, 2011
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