Up and Down


Up and Down

I seem to be on this constant Teeter Totter of decisions. Do I let him feed himself, or do I help? Do we stay in the camper close to my Dad, or move into a house 5 miles away? Do I let him sit in the wheelchair and be mobile, or let him use the walker for added exercise? Do I keep him doped up so he does not become aggressive, or do I keep it at a minimum so he can be alive? Do I wake him up early and give him a nap, or do I just let him sleep? This is a constant for me. There is no right or wrong answer.

Remember when we were kids and we would sit on the Teeter Totter, going up and down, up and down. Then someone jumps off while you are in the up position. Yep, that is what I am afraid of if I make the wrong decision.

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That's the part of caregiving my out of town siblings do not understand. Having the teeter totter picture helps.


Great post LL.....we caregivers constantly juggle so many decisions on a daily basis.\r\nTrust your heart and gut and know you are doing your best.


LL...boy you described the decision making \"fun\" perfectly...and the picture of the tall teeter totter is even better. Sometimes, I want to get one of those magic 8 balls we had when I was a kid and just ask it for an answer! Thanks for the post...nicely done!