hello all. well, I am not sure if I am in the right place, but i thought id give it a try. i am begining my third and final year of nursing school and my father has been an alcoholic my entire life ( i am 22). anyway, nursing school is difficult in it self, but there have been so many tribulations with my dad during these past three years especially, i am running out of ideas. my first year he was in an ETOH related accident that landed him in the ICU for a month. i went to school during the morning and spent the rest of the day and night at his bedside. then i had to go through his court dates re his DUI ( ended up being dismissed so he didnt go to jail). then i went through 2 weeks at the beginign of last semester where he was violent to my mother and I and ended up in jail for domestic battery. he had three seizures in jail going through d/ts. all the while still going to class, clinical, work, ect. now i am about to start senior year ( the most important) and he is dying. he is confused ( i think from NH3 build up), juandice, bruises everywhere, severe URQ pain, and does not get out of bed except to search for alcohol. we have no insurance, he refuses treatment.
so after that long story, i just know everyone on here has gone through there own troubles, and that everyone is strong and brave. I just need advice, how to cope, tx options, how to help someone who wont help themselves....??? I barely make it through the day now, i just dont know how i will handle all this and school. Thanks to anyone who takes the time to read my story.:stone