|Mom and Dad at hospital|
I have come to the realization that I will be my parents full time caregiver. As an only child, this is something that I knew might happen. Did I think it would happen now? No, not at all. I was pretty content enjoying my new home out in the country as a empty nester. Things were going great, I had a new job, Ebay was doing well so I really had no complaints.
But we all know that life happens. So... here we are, at a new place in all our lives. There are pluses to this situation. My family is getting the opportunity to become closer during this event. And that goes for everyone.... I am getting the opportunity to reconnect with my dad. When I was working full time, I had little time to stop and see my dad. When I did, he was usually sleeping. But, now we are with each other 24/7. He is fiesty and still has an opinion about everything . He still likes everything just so. Some things never change.
Things will be different when my mom gets to come back home. We are hoping she will get stronger in Rehab, but we are realistic too. She will need total supervision too. (Yeah....that sounds weird to say).
But I will be here for both of them. I want them to have as much time together as possible. We talk to her radiation doctor on Tuesday, so then we should have a better idea of a prognosis for her.
We eventually want to move my parents out to our home in the country. Will this happen? Time will tell. It is still one day at a time here.
How will this affect my family financially? Our living expenses will be lower since we will be living at my parents house. Other expenses will be covered by my husband's pay. Will we be able to save money? I am sure we will. Can we pay off the credit card debt this year? That is our goal.