In this group, we share tips on how to use CareGiving.com.
I am still here, I have been think there are groups you hope you never have to joined: breast cancer support, caregiving support gro and grief support group. All three groups help me in their own separate way. I am trying to get my life back on track. I have been very luckly that mom has been doing well. Me on tne other hot to good, have taken…[Read more]
My buddy came home from the nursing home this past week. He’s had stomach problems for the past day which stinks,but he’s getting around OK and keeping hydrated. This was rather sudden but we’re coping ok, which I can live with
Sorry haven’t bren around much, mom has had to care for me this past week. The stress has finally gotten to me. Beside being down to 98 lb, I got a UTI this week which end me in the hospital for couple hours to rehydrate me. First time I was super glad my sister in law live so close.
My buddy is back in the nursing home/rehab. He basically understands why he needs to be there, which is a huge improvement from last week when he was pulling his IVs out.
Hi all. So my buddy’s doctor called and said he’d been asking when I was coming to visit. Right away, I said.
He was glad to see me, and we had supper together. I feel so relieved!
My buddy, who I’ve been helping since his stroke almost 6 years ago hit a very rough patch right before Christmas when he broke his leg. At the time he fell,he was also in kidney failure.
Since then he’s been bouncing between the hospital and a nursing home.
In recent times days I seem to have become the face of everything thats wrong in the…[Read more]
Oh, gosh, Steve, you’ve been through the ringer! I’m glad to see you but so sorry for all you’re been through. I wonder if @pushingpetals @keeppassingtheopenwindows @parkscoleman @janshriver and @lillie can share some helpful thoughts.
Perhaps you could call the charge nurse in the hospital for updates but keep your distance for a few days.…[Read more]
I’m keeping a low profile. I Expect to hear from the case Mgr before too long. In the meantime, I’m getting some long overdue house workdone!
Great idea! He’s in good hands so you can focus on the house. I always feel better when the house is clean.
I certainly agree with Denise. There comes a time when other people with a more clinical view can accomplish something new and helpful. You are doing the best thing as far as I can see. Allowing yourself some space will help him the most in the long run, anyway.
I, too agree with Denise and Jan. He is in good hands and it is a good time to take a little time to breathe and focus on something else, get some distance and clear your head. In my own experiences, sometimes a little space has worked very well for me in similar situations, especially when my mom/dad was in good hands with hospital or nursing…[Read more]
Thank you for the reply. You neatly summarized my experience.
Ok a quick note wr had a celebration of my hubby life today, but it’s still hard. I will try to write a sit might help me.
My world is broken right now, John, my hubby of 34 years was killed in a one RV accident. Right now I have more questions then answer. Will write more when I know more.
Hi everyone! I’m new here and thought I would take a moment to introduce myself – where I’m currently at and just start to explore the site more…
My husband and I have been married 40 years (how did that time go by so quickly?) and we have five adult children – four of which still live with us. We are animal lovers and have pretty much all…[Read more]
Hi MD–I’m so glad to learn more of your story. Oh, gosh, the worries seem multiplied for you. I wish I could take a few off your shoulder. We totally understand the fears, especially the fear of finding a caree dead. It’s the reality of the day, which just sucks. If you’re up to it, please feel fee to start blogging. It can be a huge relief…[Read more]
Mamadanz — thank you for sharing your story. Clearly you have a heavy burden to shoulder. It is difficult enough to be a caregiver for one caree, let alone two. I completely understand the feeling of being in a financial pressure cooker. We constantly struggle to make ends meet on my income. You are so right that critters help keep you sane.…[Read more]
Juggling all the parts of my life–caregiving, new boss and construction at work, repairs at my mom’s house, arranging for my mom’s car repair, and, oh yeah, getting ready for knee surgery next week, cleaning my home–it’s totally exhausting. Making the holiday for my mom and other family members is a nice idea, and much appreciated, but I realize…[Read more]
Thank you for the invite into your group. I have been a caregiver since July 2014 to my mother. She suffered a severe stroke in April 2014 and I have dedicated my life to help her back to hopefully full recovery. She is 79 years old and is making a remarkable recovery. I am so proud of her. I have been using “thought-therapy” as I noticed…[Read more]
Hi, I’m new. SO glad to have found this site! So here’s my story:
My hubby has C-PTSD, and stomach issues. We’ve been married 23 years. I new something was wrong after we got married, but I had no idea, and life went on. Our first pregnancy was with Identical triplets that were stillborn at 6 1/2 months. He did ok, took care of me.
Anytime we…[Read more]
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