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It's Gonna Be a LOOOOOOOOOOONG Night!

It's already 12am and I still say it's gonna be a loooooooong night! My Mom is in a lot of pain and I haven't THE foggiest idea how to help! I've tried distracting her with cute YouTube videos and TV, but they were no real use. Honestly, I'm a bit awkward in these situations. I know nothing I can do will really help, but I'm a solution focused individual. When there's nothing I can do, I just feel helpless and end up standing there quietly unsure of what to do next..

It's not that I don't care, of course, just that I'm at a complete loss of what in the world to do! I don't have a magic wand and I'm not a Doctor so, I'm pretty much helpless to fix the problem.. Yeah, this could seem like an endless night!


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LeaPea2417 wrote on November 25, 2015, 1:35 AM

I pray your Mom's pain will subside quickly so you both can have a good night and a good sleep.

Paulie wrote on November 25, 2015, 2:30 AM

What kind of pain is it and where is she experiencing it? Maybe if you called a nurse, you could get some advice about how to lessen your mother's pain.

CoralLevang wrote on November 25, 2015, 5:06 AM

I am not sure what is going on with your Mom, but I hope that she feels some relief soon. It is difficult when you are on the sidelines, and are helpless to do something to assist. Please take care of you, too!

VinceSummers wrote on November 25, 2015, 7:43 AM

Usually it's the guy who is the solution-seeker. Sometimes just being there and listening is all you can do. But that is still helpful.

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 25, 2015, 9:54 AM

Hop she starts feeling better fast. Just you being there is helping even if you dont know it

Colibry21 wrote on November 25, 2015, 10:09 AM

I'm sorry to hear that your mom isn't feeling well. I do hope that she feels better. Maybe just being there is what she needs the most from you. Sometimes that's enough.

MegL wrote on November 25, 2015, 10:29 AM

Sometimes there is NO solution to a problem. In those circumstances you have to let your mom guide you as to what is needed, whether it's distraction or silence. There are relaxation and meditation MP3s on line which can help some people manage their pain a little better. You can search on Google. The first one I found was this I have NOT tried it, I do not know the quality but it may be one more tool to help your mother manage her pain.

Lillybell wrote on November 25, 2015, 2:50 PM

Thank you. We were finally able to fall asleep around three am, I guess. We both just fell asleep and woke up around four. Then, she went to the kitchen by my Dad and I went to bed. Today, she seems better. She isn't crying so much. It was scary!

Lillybell wrote on November 25, 2015, 2:51 PM

She had surgery yesterday to have the tip of her finger amputated. She said her whole hand hurt really bad.

Lillybell wrote on November 25, 2015, 2:53 PM

She had her surgery yesterday. Thank you. We both fell asleep and woke up again at four. I went back to sleep and I guess, she eventually did too. She seems to be better today.

Lillybell wrote on November 25, 2015, 2:54 PM

Thank you. She seems to be doing better today.

Lillybell wrote on November 25, 2015, 2:55 PM

Thank you for the link.