I lIve In Surrey and my elderly parents live in Glasgow. My mother has alzheimers and a myriad of other conditions and is in hospital with a broken elbow and query abdominal bleed, so things don't sound too good. My sisters live in Edinburgh and have been going backwards and forwards since Thursday and my brother has gone up from Derby today.
I don't know whether to try and fly up or not - my husband says he will come with me but he won't be able to go for a day or two as he has a rotten cold and I don't have the energy or confidence to go alone. I'm also worried that it will trigger off my fibromyalgia again as I feel that it could flare up at any moment, especially as I can't take a high enough dose of amitriptyline to really help and I am totally hungover from the duloxetine I tried last night; no more of that one either as it is in capsule form and can't be halved.
Realistically I don't think I can get there and know that there is chance I will have to sooner rather than later if she doesn't pull through and that's the time I will need to use up what energy I have. Trouble is the age old problem that not all my relatives realise how unwell I am most of the time.
I'm going to speak to a GP later to see what he thinks but any thoughts would be welcomed.