Hi, just wondering if this is the community for me. My mother is only 54 years old, my dad is only 53. My mother was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy when I was a very young child, so this is nothing really new to me. My dad was diagnosed with RA just in the last 6 years or so and has had to have a triple bipass of the heart and contracted a staph infection that lasted for about a year. He went from a functional stong man to a disabled person in just a short time. My dad has basically been taking care of my mother for the past couple of years, but he had a hospitalization incident on January 27, and wasn't in very good shape.....atleast it would've been hard on him to continue to feed the two of them while he was recovering. So I offered to have them come and stay with me for a few days until he regained some of his strength and that was almost 3 months ago! They're still here. That was not at all what I'd expected. I'm not really sure what they're plans are and he hadn't discussed it with me at all. I'm afraid that they could be here for many more months. About a week ago, my mother fell and broke her wrist, so now taking care of her is even harder. I'm 6 1/2 months pregnant and I have 2 other children, 5 and almost 3. Not to mention my husband who is gone for 80 hours a week for work. I'm overwhelmed and don't know what to do. Please, any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated. I'm so depressed right now. I know I must sound so childish and self absorbed, but I just have a hard enough time taking care of my immediate family, now I have 1 invalid and a very disabled person to take care of. Thanks you in advance.
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