My mom was recently diagnosed with brain tumors and renal mass. She aka mama katt, has spent her life since age 17 caring for everyone. She was 17 pregnant and married for one week when her first husband shot cleaning shot gun and in ICU with her bedside for the remainder of her pregnancy. In the month of February 1972 she lost her husband, turned 18 ,burried him and delivered my sister that was 100% deaf. She decided then to continue her education as an RN. She successfully obtained her RN. Worked as an ICU nurse then homehealth care for LRMC home health for the next 23 years. She battled with her father passing from cancer and Parkinson's which she dedicated all her non working hours to caring for him. Her mother with breast cancer and now cares for full time due to advanced alzheimer's and wheel chair bound. A grandson that she has raised since age 2 which mother is deceased and his father ( her son )since loss of his first child to trisomy 18, at 51 days. So from the day my Parent's were married they already had my sister that had special needs. Mom is financially and emotionally responsible for her son, grandson, and mother. Mom and dad have exhausted all funds in family and now need for my mother's care, if the surgeon is right my parents may have only one year of the 40 years married, to spend together and I want to hire help and send them on a trip to enjoy each other for once before she's gone.
Mom has always given and never asked for anything in return she deserves this time with her husband without worrying about leaving him behind with her medical debt.