Sad Day

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Sad Day

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hippo-89223_640Well, today was supposed to be my first vacation day in over five years. I didn't know how excited I was!

I had all of my notes to share with the caregiver, I had braided my hair in a new style, I had put makeup on, I had Mom's lunch prepared and waiting for her and heating in the fridge, the house was spotless, the neighbors knew. Mom was actually prepared to have a new person enter our lives.

I had been up since 4 a.m., too excited to sleep. The caregiver was supposed to show up at 8:30 a.m. so I could go over everything and then leave at 9 a.m. I had my whole six hours planned, I was finally ready.

And then at 8:45 a.m. the caregiving company called to tell me that they had to cancel. They were short handed and didn't have anyone to cover this shift in our town.

I had this planned six weeks in advance. Honestly, as I hung up the phone a tear rolled down my cheek. I hadn't realized how much this day meant to me.

I am still quite sad, I can't seem to shake this off just yet. I don't know when I will be able to schedule another day. I have to schedule six weeks in advance and what if this happens again? I just don't know.

Maybe I will spend the day doing tomorrow's chores. :(  Please forgive my moanings and complainings.

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EllysGdaughter

I believe you will need to advocate for yourself and sounds like the social worker may be able to help you find the \"right\" agency! I agree on how you feel you don't trust the agency but it may be more revealing on how they handle the confrontation of their huge blunder with a client!!! I am sad and upset along with you for this situation! It just isn't right!! You are showing great courage to move on, tears are very commendable in this situation!

jan

YIKES! THAT STINKS! I would have shed more than one tear and the phone would have flown across the room. Of course, that wouldn't have helped but it might have felt good and is certainly equal to the situation. You have every right to expect better than that and I hope you find it for yourself and for your Mom. Don't stop believing.

Sue

I feel for you so much. Now go ahead and schedule your next day off as soon as possible - don't give up on it - you deserve it - and maybe find another agency to help you out - one that cares enough to be \"caring\" to you as well. Thinking of you.

LilMagill

I am so sorry. This made me feel really sad for you. It shouldn't have happened like that. It's a terrible feeling to have your hopes dashed! Are there other caregiving companies you can work with? I really hope that you can reschedule this vacation as soon as possible, and all my fingers are crossed that this can happen for you.

Rosie

I would be sad if this happened to me. I feel bad that you experienced this horrible behavior from a caregiving company no less. The capacity some people have to be entirely careless , without regard or empathy speaks a great deal to the trustworthiness of that company. I hope you were able to find some bit of time to take your mind off the disappointment .

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