Hey everyone. I am sorry that I haven’t been on here. Last month my dad was put in the hospital on December 31 and got out on the 17th. He was in terrible shape. He had a kidney infection and pneumonia. We were very worried that we would lose him. It was very touch and go for awhile.
So after he got out of the hospital he was not strong enough to come home. So we had to place him in a nursing home. He was there from the 17th to the 2nd of this month.
As usual, I had no help in making any decisions. I asked my sisters and they didn’t do anything. So I made the right decision to get him therapy. While he was in the nursing home he tried really hard to do better with his therapy and exercise. He came home and is not doing anything. Why is it that they will do it for others but not us caregivers? So I am trying to think of ways to get him out of his chair. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Why does all of the would fall on one person and everyone thinks that is okay? I had to drop my classes so that I can take care of mom and now mom and dad. I wish that I had the chance to make something of myself. Each time I try it is ruined by having to do more caring. I love my job of caring with all my heart but would like to do something for me so that I have something to support myself when the time comes that they are not around.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Any words of encouragement would be appreciated!