(Editor's Note: We welcome Jenn, who cares for her mom to our blogging team today. You can connect with her on her profile page: @jnuss1505.)
This week is especially bad.
My mom has been unable to go to adult day services and I have been unable to take a break.
Sometime in the last few months, either a caregiver or a cleaning crew (people I hire to help me) brought us a female bed bug. I have spent the whole week vacuuming, drying and washing all clothes and textiles and bagging them before the exterminator comes. Honestly, bed bugs were a childhood myth for me. The prep for extermination and the de-cluttering and prevention measures are a little much for me right now. It is working, but I am exhausted.
This routine is on top of all of the everyday chores I already do that I feel I cannot keep up with. Now I am afraid to have support staff come in because of this incident. But I am ready.
Beware of bed bugs. They do exist.
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