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Mother in hospital, dad falling apart and all an ocean away

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DingbatsFur Fri 11-Dec-15 10:44:11

Any ideas what I can do? My mother is in hospital, early 70s, health progressively worsening over the past few years. It looks like she now has an autoimmune disease that is causing issues with her blood vessels.
My dad has always been quite reserved and apart from me and my brother as kids, always in his office, always working. He is still working in his 70s. He is falling apart, does not cope with emotions well.
I am in the UK, 2 small kids, full time job and a husband.
My brother is helping my parents.
What can I do? Gahh

latrilllis Fri 11-Dec-15 12:32:41

Didn't want to read and run. I have a similar situation and it's heartbreaking. No advice. I am tempted to move back for a few years to help as much as I can but logic tells me I have to look after the needs of my own family (two dc, dh), too.

DingbatsFur Fri 11-Dec-15 21:42:55

Thanks so much latrillis! I would actually like to move back, we are very isolated here and I don't have any local family. My kids are settled though and would not be happy with me uprooting them sad
So torn sad

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