I have RA and hypermobility and I injured one of my knees last week. I got a puppy on Monday (she's mine so my responsibility) but my parents are making me do most of the care of our other dog (basically everything apart from 2 of his 3 walks) on top of all the puppy's care. Even without an injured knee I would be finding it difficult as it's causing me to be on my feet a lot with barely a moment's rest.
Before we got the puppy we agreed that they would take over the majority of the care for our other dog to make my life a bit easier.
This morning my dad came in from walking Freddie and told me to go make his dinner. I'd literally just had chance to sit down and I'd been on the go for 2 hours already. I asked him whether him or mam could do it as I'd just had chance to get a rest and I'd been doing almost everything for Freddie. Dad walked off muttering and came back and ordered me to go make Freddie's dinner NOW. I didn't move and Mam ended up making his dinner which he now won't eat and I'm getting the blame for it.
I don't know what to do. I don't know how to explain that I just need to have my rest when I have the opportunity to get it. But I've tried to explain it a hundred times before even before I got the puppy. It's making me wish I hadn't got her and it makes me feel betrayed that I was promised help by my parents and am now refused it.
Can anyone offer any advice?