I'm Not Passing the Course

Chris

I'm Not Passing the Course

Chris
ship-716778_640I'm having a bad day. There I said it. I feel like I'm failing at caregiving lately.

Mike left a week ago Saturday to go on a week-long hunting trip with his buddies. He made it to Tuesday of last week. His left foot had swollen up and he had three medium-sized ulcers and six pin-hole ulcers break out. When he packed for the week I stayed out of the way and hoped he had packed everything he needed. He forgot his pain medication and his dressing kit for wounds. I should have reminded him.

Before that I noticed that he had a new prescription at the bathroom sink. He had an antibiotic because he had a cellulitus break out. He hadn't told me because I'd been so sick myself. I felt terrible that he wasn't able to tell me but really glad that he was able to take care of it himself.

This last weekend I managed to squeak in a girls' weekend with my best friend. We were gone over night in Edmonton and it was wonderful... until it wasn't. Apparently, Mike lost his footing in the shower last night and fell. Ripped the curtain rod out of the wall, but somehow managed to save the curtain. I feel like I should have been here rather than been away.

I'm really having a bad day.

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