Speaking from expierence I have a Mother that had been in the hospital 1 mo shy if a year. When she can home she was not able to walk ever again. The meds and foods that were reintroduced to her had me up all night. At that time my daughter and her moved home with 2 babies.......So this is what I did and now do. Momma goes to dialysis every other day.
1st) I left my job to work from home
2nd) I am up at 4:30 am I dishes away, start supper and fix breakfast, laundry and get my mom to dialysis.
When I come home I pack Lunches,get my son and husband off and check emails and bids and submit quotes
I lay down from 6:30to 7:30am
3rd)My customers are so used to what I do they call me on the phone,cell or email me.
4th) I pick Momma up at 10:30am
5th) After I fix lunch for and get Momma and the grandkids settled
6th) Nap time is at 1:00 I forward the phones to my VM. Mom is asleep, grandkids are napping.............son is up and in his room.
I lay down and grab and hour.
Generally the kids and Mom sleep for several hours so that lets me get all of my business calls and emails done. I do my marketing from 4-5 have a list of calls that I make.
My mom keeps an eye on the kids while I am putting dinner on the table....everyone comes home about 6 sooooooo I hand the grandkids to their mom my son helps clean off the table empty the trash and load the dishwasher. My mom from her wheelchair will do as much as she can putting leftovers in containers. My husband spends time with our son, starts a load of laundry, works in the garden and helps with the grandkids.
Mom,Grandkids are all in bed by 8-9 I scrub floors. fold laundry, shower and by 10:00 I am down for the count.
But trust me sleep when they sleep. Don't think you can't call your friend and trade an hour with them for a nap or call your family members to give you a break. I was one not to ask.But dark circles are not becoming and and when your husband dosen't get his attention because your tooooo tired trust me they realize. It took Paul being on vacation and seeing what I do to say " wow, what can I do for you and you need a nap. And a overnight visit from or to grandma's And a night away from home to a local motel/hotel, dinner a good book and a bubble bath works wonders. And you are only minutes away if they can't live without you. I have been doing this since Nov. 2003.
Feel free to scream, cry and email........Good Luck!