What’s a day of caregiving look like? Our members contributed photos of their day to our Caregiving Day in Photos slideshow. Just click on a photo to begin the show.
Chris, Dana, ejourneys, EllysGdaughter, G-J, Jane, Pegi and Trish for their terrific photos.
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6 a.m. in Dana’s house: “After giving my husband a bed bath, changing his catheter, and transferring him into his wheelchair, we’re up for the day, and I make the bed while he brushes his teeth and empties his leg bag. Next: breakfast.”
7 a.m. in Trish’s House: “Praying before breakfast.”
8:30 with Chris: “When The Little One is feeling good, we take advantage of those days by doing something different. Here we are having breakfast on South Beach, in Miami. Not all Caregiving days have to be bad!”
9 a.m. in Trish’s World: “Dropping Robert off at his Easter Seals day program.”
10 a.m. in Pegi’s World: “Jim and his best friend leaving for their visits through our community.”
11:30 a.m. in G-J’s House: “This is what I do every Sunday, around 11:30.”
Noon in Jane’s World: “We are at rehab from about 11:30 a.m. until about 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.”
12:30 p.m. in Jane’s World: “Nicole at rehab. The headband around her head is the probe for the pulse ox which records her oxygen saturation levels. The pulse ox is in a pouch on the front of her chest. The mask is for her oxygen. Normally, she uses a cannula but since she is on a high flow dose of oxygen of 15 liters per minute she has to use the mask.”
2:30 p.m. at EllysGdaughter’s House: “Awesome Hubby being Awesome with Grandma in the front Garden.”
3 p.m. in ejourneys’ World: “My partner has left her shorts on the floor outside my studio, to serve as a mnemonic. The shorts remind her, ‘We have had an emotion talk today.'”
4 p.m. in Pegi’s Life and at Her Mom’s Home for a Final Visit: “We were surrounded by grandchildren ranging from 13 months to me. I adore my mother. She’s 104, we think all things considered she looks pretty amazing!”
4:30 p.m. in Trish’s House: “Robert finally agreed to wear something other than blue jean pants in the summer — blue jean shorts!”
5:35 p.m. in G-J’s World: “Steve and Robert looking at Steve’s corn.”
5:50 p.m. in G-J’s World: “Steve’s resting/tuning out the world position.”
6 p.m. in Chris’s World: “Shopping with the Little One; we could not remember the last time we were in the mall! He did not buy any shoes!!! At least, none that I know of! :) “
6:05 p.m. in ejourneys’ World: “This is after my partner’s therapy session and dinner, which is why she’s holding a paper bag. The bag contains leftover antipasto. I’ve included an inset of my tee’s Caregiving.com shield, which is backwards because we’re reflected in a restaurant window.”
7:30 p.m. in Trish’s House: “Robert shaves before bed — usually without cutting himself! :-) “
9 p.m. in Trish’s House: “Robert’s usual bedtime on a “program” day and is also time for his last dose of meds for the day.”