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Feeling Guilty was posted 01/31/2002 07:34 am by Suzy-I
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Yes, it is natural to feel 'guilty.' You're doing an admirable job juggling your own family and your mother's care. You are fortunate that you are able to spend as much time with your mother as you do now, and your mother is very lucky to have someone with her all the time.

Your mother is scared -- and your presence gives her a sense of comfort and peace. Maybe she isn't as comfortable with the other members of the family as she is with you. Perhaps you can talk to them about her fears and give them some suggestions on dealing with your mom. Do they talk to your mom while they're there -- or do they ignore her? Maybe your mom would be less clingy if she felt more comfortable with the other family members.

And if you haven't considered hospice, you really should consider getting them involved. They can help and provide a lot of support. Hang in there. You do have to take care of yourself, too. You won't be good for your mom if you're not healthy yourself.

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