Steve: my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I’m so sorry to hear about the terrible ordeal your mom and family have had to confront. Having been a caregiver to my late father, I understand the tremendous toll of stress, frustration and agony that goes along with caring for an ill parent. It’s difficult to remain positive and it hurts to see your loved one in the hospital and in pain. This could result in depression or insomnia for those close to the situation. Thus my advice is to keep doing what you’re doing regarding your mom. However, at the same time, try to immerse yourself in other activities, like work. Taking to a social worker or therapist is also helpful. I hope and pray your mom gets better soon. My heart goes out to you and your family during these very difficult times.

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