My heart goes out to you and your family. I can understand your mom's feelings of being overwhelmed.
It's very hard for lots of people to ask for help. For some it's an indication that maybe "I'm no longer in control", and that can be a scary thing.
Plus she's entered the equivilent of the "Twilight Zone" by taking on the Medical field. There's a new language to learn, unfamiliar territory to visit and new and unusual people and relationships to figure out. All of this while trying to maintain life as it used to be. It's enough to make you want to go back to bed and pull the covers over your head!!!!!
You are doing all of the right things in being there and being supportive. Encourage her and yourself to take time for you the individual. Remember you have to take care of the caregivers first!
I also recommend the 5 minute rule when things really get hectic and frustrating ......Do 5 minutes, then do the next 5 minutes....*Grin*
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Hugs to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
My Mom lost her one year battle with CC on April 3, 2009.
"A prognosis is simply an audit of how truly precious each day is. Live each day to the maximum, celebrate what was, and what is - Don't spend your life looking forward to what will or might be." .... words of wisdom from my beloved son on hearing of his grandmother's CC prognosis.