Hi - thanks for having this forum. I have been the off and on caregiver for my sister for a few years now but I've been dealing with her mental health issues for probably 20 years. She has some kind of autoimmune disorder and in 2011 she developed a new problem that have required she be on prednisone.
She was doing OK until about a month ago when she either had a flare-up or developed a new type of disorder.
Long story short - mostly I have just gone over to her place to help her out as needed but she got really bad on Monday and I had to take her to the ER. We were there until after midnight and since the docs pumped her full of dilaudid and steriods, I felt it best to bring her to my house for the night. Well, that has turned into her staying here and I am afraid I have set in motion a dependency that isn't really necessary at this time.
She is better thanks to the extra steroids and could probably go home but shows no sign of wanting to. I don't know what to do. It would be one thing if she was easy to deal with but she isn't.
I guess I'm just needing to vent but I would appreciate some help in how to deal with this situation so it doesn't turn into my caring for her full time at my house when it isn't necessary.