I feel so helpless sometimes

  1. Hi my friends. Just checking in with cyber-family. Mom is getting better.but the progress is SLOW. Every time she cries out from the pain from the wounds on her feet I feel so damn helpless I could just scream. I do her wound care every day,make sure she takes the correct meds,take her BP every morning,and yet I feel I'm failing her in some elemental way. I don't know. I'm so tired I can't see straight anymore. I've got too many projects to do and not enough time to do them. I'm pretty much at the end of my rope,but I can't afford to slow down. Hopefully, things will get back to normal soon. Pray for me. Love you all. Warrior Woman.
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  3. by   MollyMo
    Originally posted by warrior woman
    Hi my friends. Just checking in with cyber-family. Mom is getting better.but the progress is SLOW. Every time she cries out from the pain from the wounds on her feet I feel so damn helpless I could just scream. I do her wound care every day,make sure she takes the correct meds,take her BP every morning,and yet I feel I'm failing her in some elemental way. I don't know. I'm so tired I can't see straight anymore. I've got too many projects to do and not enough time to do them. I'm pretty much at the end of my rope,but I can't afford to slow down. Hopefully, things will get back to normal soon. Pray for me. Love you all. Warrior Woman.
    Hugs and prayers on the way. There is no failure in what you're doing. Please be careful not to run yourself down. Be blessed. :kiss :angel2:
  4. by   Kayzee
    Warrior Woman,you really need to take care of #1 first. Glad to hear your mom is doing better. Healing takes time. Why does she have wounds on her feet? I'm afraid I have not followed all your posts. Try not to take on so much,especially since you are the caregiver for your mom. Maybe some of your projects can be put off for awhile when mom is doing better. Stress will wear done your immune system, so its important to take care of you.
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    (((((((hugs))))))! i will keep you and your mom in my prayers.
  6. by   shygirl
    Take care of you too. Could your mom have some depression going on? I'm sure of it. Get her some antidepressants ASAP call her MD. Good Luck
  7. by   moonchild20002000
    Glad your mom is doing better. You need to take care of YOU now.Your mom is lucky to have such a caring daughter. Make some time for yourself every day!
  8. by   live4today
    (((((Warrior Woman))))) I agree with everyone else here that you need to remember to be good to yourself, too. If you are run down, you won't be any use to your Mom. Do what you can, and let God do what you can't. I'm sure you must be hurting and feeling so helpless. Any good daughter would in your shoes. Know that you have our prayer support behind you, and stay encouraged. Is there anyone else who can help out with your Mom? Are you an only child? Forgive me if I don't recall if you told this or not, but it's late, and my brain isn't much for retaining things this time of night. :chuckle Stay encouraged! :kiss

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