Post # 1
My parents have gone away on a long weekend cruise and my brother is home on his own.
He has special needs and my mums neighbours were supposed to be keeping an eye on him and feeding him and looking out for him when my broher gets in from work.
I just called my brother to check on him and he told me that the neighbours went away last night for a few days and didnt let my parents know. I asked my brother what he has been doing for food and he said he ordered himself a take away pizza. He says hes ok on his own and can get food at work on his allowence but im worried that he wont be looking after himself properly like washing and dressing properly.
I live 250 miles away but im thinking i should go down to make sure hes ok until my parents get back. I know he will be OK on his own but i cant help but worry about him eating properly. My mum told me initially before they went away that she didnt want me driving down on my own because im pregnant and there are flood alerts out nearby and main route to their house is notorious for accidents. But i feel bad with him being on his own. Im so angry and the neighbours.
Post # 3
@ChocolateLime: I’d contact your parents. I know it might ruin their holiday, but they should have made sure that the neighbors were actually going to help your brother since I assume they are the ones with the legal reponsibility. I wouldn’t drive down. Just call your brother a few times a day until the parents get back.
Post # 4
wow, that was really crappy of your neighbors to do that.
It sounds like your brother is doing ok, since he was able to order himself food and get to work. I would probably just keep in touch with him several times a day to make sure he’s eating and bathing. Do you have any other friends or family in the area that could check on him?
Also, I’m not sure where you are but in the States there are many supermarket chains that will deliver food to your house. Is that a possibilty? you could order it online for him and pay for it, so at least he’ll have some fruits/veggies in the house and wont order junk all week.
Good luck! You sound like a good sister!
Post # 5
I don’t think I would call your parents. I think I would keep calling my brother just to check up on him. I’m sure a few days of pizza won’t hurt him too much. Is there another friend of your parents in the area or someone else closer to him that could check up on him? Maybe someone from his work?
Post # 6
i could ring my auntie, although her and my mum arent speaking at the moment but she does live a walking distance away. I tried ringing my parents already but they dont have signal on the ship.
These neighbours are practically my brothers second family, he spend an awful lot of time with them, infact probably more time with them than my parents as my brother is friends with their young children. He has my number too, he could have at least called to let me know they had to go out of town for a few days. It might have been an emergency, i dont know, but a call would have been nice.
I just looked online to order him some groceries. all the delivery slots are taken with it being nearly christmas. He isnt very responsible with money and doesnt understand it very well so if my dad has left him a certain amount he wont know how to divide it up properly to last.