Janie, I just saw this. I know only too well what it is to have two aging parents. I hope your dad can stay optimistic and that your mother looks to you for emotional support so she can help your dad.
I am in my third year of having my parents close by so I can help them. I am there every day to cook, make the bed and care for my mother while my dad gets respite. He is wearing out and fell again yesterday but he seems to be alright. Mom fell getting out of bed this morning.
I know your folks aren't too close by so it must be worrisome to be unable to zip over there to help out. I don't know what else you have gone through lately but I wish you well. Abby