RebelSkye, welcome to HW. I am so sorry that you are dealing with family illness- of course you want someone to be strong for you- its ok to feel helpless. is your sister in hospital at the moment? are you dealing directly with her physicians? Your brother-in-law sounds insensitive- im sorry if that seems harsh, but to wait 2 weeks to get emergency medical attention is simply not good enough. Do YOU have a support system? Friends, parents, other family who can help you carry this weight? Im sorry you have to experience this and just want you to know that we are here to listen, support, advise and encourage. Its normal in a situation like yours to feel overwhelmed- no one should have to carry the load of nursing a loved one by themselves. Is there anyway to get home help or a community nurse to stop in and check in on your sister? im sure you need a break, but feel guilty if you take one. if your feelings are truly troubling you, maybe you could talk to your doctor about counselling?
Please, stay with us, keep us posted. dont give up and dont give in, we are here to listen.
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