My parents are moving in with me any day soon. My Dad had a stroke a few months back and now has to go through a series of therapies to be able to walk again. His right side was paralyzed but has regained some movement.He may not be able to fully regain his reflexes but he can at least use a walker to be able to walk again.
It's a lot of hard work and expensive. He and my mom need at least 2 nurses to take turns taking care of them. Actually, not really nurses, just people who can monitor his blood pressure and look after them when everyone's away at work.
It's my turn to take care of them now. Some sacrifices for me though...no vacation to far away places where I can be alone and reflect on life, less time for myself and kids. But Mom's now 82 and Dad 84. I haven't really spent quality time...not even much time with them since I started working to earn my own living.It's a 6-hour drive to where they live now with my brother and it doesn't help that I don't get along with my brother either.
It's time I spent and devoted more time for them...