I asked the home health nurse when she came by today to check on mom, what her ideas were for getting some help. Mom can't afford any of the independent living places, and there is a three year waiting list for the Texas CBA (they help pay for independent or assisted living facilities for the elderly in Texas, and we've only been on the list a year and a half). Kathy, the nurse, said that she knows I need a break and that I have things I need to do for myself medically. She is in the complex mom lives in or very close almost every day of the week. She said that for no charge, if I want to take mom home for a while, she can just stop by for 5 or 10 minutes to make sure mom is still doing ok. We know mom flat out lies to me on the phone so I 'won't worry', but she is generally truthful when face-to-face with Kathy.
This will be a big help to me.
Tommorrow is the PET scan and then Friday we are back to the oncologist to find out the results from her lung nodules, and anything else they find.