my mother and father have been diagnosed with cancer. My father has liver cancer in final stages, and has been given 6 months to live. My mother has lung cancer and with surgery and chemo she has a good chance of survival. My mother was diagnosed in April after she had surgery for a clot in her brain. My father was diagnosed August 11. My father is now home, and is need of 24 hour care. I live 1 1/2 hour away from them and i am married with children and grandchildren. My family at home are supportive and have made adjustments so that i may be with my father and mother to care for them a few days a week. My father has just signed up for hospice care, but still needs his family to care for all his needs. I have 2 sisters and 1 brother. There are other grandchildren that live close by my parents. When we were asked if we wanted my father to come home or stay in the convelescent home we voted to bring him home and we would take turns caring for him. However, so far it has been a real problem. My brother lives in arizona which is 8 hours away. The oldest sister has disappeared completely without contacting any of our family members. She refuses to help out, as do her children. The one sister who does live close by has helped a bit but I can see problems coming up. I love my parents so much and want to help them in anyway i can. But sometimes I feel so alone and tired. I have some health issues of my own. I dont know what to do. i would hate to see my dad go back to the convelescent hospital...
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