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My Mom Has Multiple Sclerosis

It's hard. It's been difficult because I have to take care of my younger sister, and also my older sister who has down syndrome. My mom was a super mom and now because of her being sick she has trouble doing normal things, like folding laundry. It has really taken a toll on our family. I try to do what I can but I feel like I don't do enough.
carolinadarling carolinadarling 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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You are doing all you can. You have stepped up to the plate and I admire and respect you for that. Shows whats really inside you, your beauty inside just being you. People like you are the true heros. Don't ever think your not doing enough. I took care of both my parents for years and have no regrets. Its who you are and defines you. You should be proud and if you have other family and they don't help you shame on them. Shows what they are really all about it.

I am so sorry to hear this. I lost my mother this past August to MS. She had a very aggressive type that did not respond to any treatments. I miss her terribly and feel awful that my son (who was only 5 months when she passed) will never get to know his grandmother.

Make sure she gets the best care possible. There are several new drugs and more and more coming on line all the time. Try to find one that works. Spend as much time with her as you can. Cherish the time and tell her you love her. Watch for signs of depression and make sure she joins a support group and takes anti-depressants. Most people would get depressed when a disease robs you of your ability to live a normal life and participate in the things they like to do. Get involved in the MS Society. They have incredible resources - many of which are free.

It is well.God will see you through it all and will give you strength and grace.

I know what thats like...due to my mothers health issues I am helping take care of her does take a toll on a person when the are taking care of a family member..i commend you on your efforts

Thanks. It's hard sometimes. Being more a mom to my sister than a sister is hard.