My Mom was diagnosed with GBM Level IV in May of this year. She has undergone radiation and is still doing cycles of Temodar.
My parents are very private and very few people still know she is sick and my Dad has been her primary caretaker. My Mom can't take care of herself, but she thinks she can. My Dad is extremely stubborn and his way is the only way to do things. He is getting worn down and has mentioned that he just can't care for her anymore.
He has mentioned a nursing home for her, but she will not willingly enter a nursing home for care. He needs some kind of break though. He does have help in the morning and a little in the evening, but other than that, he is doing everything on his own.
I am an only child and live about 6 hours away. I am just looking for some pointers or resources to help them manage their conflicts. I want to drop everything and go over and help, but even then, I don't know where to start. I know I have to start being the adult in this situation, but I am scared to "be the parent" in this situation.
I guess if there is anyone out there who has experienced something similar, I could sure use a pep talk on how I can possibly begin to help.