ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CARE GIVER.......  

spunky11961 55M
37213 posts
6/24/2006 8:22 pm
ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CARE GIVER.......


For those that haven't read my post,Saturday N
ight And I Just Wanna Scream!SATURDAY NIGHTAND,HELL,I JUST WANNA SCREAM!
And for those that have....
This is post to let anyone see what it's like to be a care giver to someone.....
I'm the care giver to my mom (My dad to but he's gone now) She's Diabetic and has suffered a stroke.She's kinda feeble and still kinda gets around,But she falls alot and has just recently came back home,several surgeries and some rest home stays,Till the next fall.And I hope I'm home when that happens!I was the last time...This troubles me all day at work!
My day begins at five am,I wake up and prepare the meds she'll need while I'm at work,I'm also tryin' to make some quick meals so she'll eat while I'm gone!all the while i'm gettin' ready to work at six am.(The boss bitches because I don't always shave..)
When I'm workin' in town,I stop home for lunch,To wake her and to fed her and see to the meds.I also get her blood sugartested,also at six am) But I rarely work in town....
When I'm done workin' for the day,(sometimes ten hrs. or more)I've got another job to begin!
As soon as I walk through the door I need to wake her and get her supper started,meds and testin' again!I try to stay and give her some company,but she usually goes right back to sleep!
Two hours later it's time for more meds and a snack to go with,as diabetics need to eat many times aday....test the sugar again...
Now it's usually at least nine or ten and time for the shot I've got to give her,once again another small meal and the dishes are alweays dirty I can't catch up!
Every two or three hours all night long the little meals and meds continue...I get very little sleep! Then it' time to start all over again,And people wonder why I'm so drained
The laundry needs done the dishes are dirty,the lawn needs mowed,But I only have so much time...

~spunky


countryheart_71 45F
8082 posts
6/25/2006 9:53 am

You will definitely get your rewards in the end! Your time will come for relaxation and good times. Maybe sooner than you think. I know that it seems like it will be forever. I use to care for my grandmother. I know exactly how you feel. I am so glad that I took that time in my life to care for her. She had altzheimers (sp) but I loved to listen to her stories about the good ol' days!

~Country~


spunky11961 replies on 6/25/2006 10:20 am:
Hello Country!Thanx for that! much appreciated and warmly felt I feel for ya on the Alzheimers,That musta been rough! That one scares me 'cause I think it's just a matter of time for that here...Thanx for sharin' yer always welcome,ya know!

rm_chanda69 47F
418 posts
6/25/2006 9:04 am

as a single mom of 5 with a full time job, I FEEL YOUR PAIN!!!
just a thought- try calling some local churches to see if they have a homebound program. it would mean little old ladies tsk-tsk ing your beer, but you may luck into someone that would stop in & check on your mom while you work, or sitting with her for an afternoon so you can get caught up.
best of luck.. remember that which does not kill us makes us stronger... therefore, i must be the strongest bitch in the world!!!

XXXOOOXXX chanda

XXXOOOXXXchanda


spunky11961 replies on 6/25/2006 10:58 am:
Hey Chanda! Thanx for The great comment,good advise!Thanx for the visit too! Wow You have five kids and work full time and your single!I don't know how you do it! I'm only takin' care of one and workin'! And I feel over loaded? You are an inspiration!Just knowin' that seems to help!I'll check out suggestions Thanx again for the visit an' the comment,You're Always welcome here,anytime!

sexyariesgirl 57F

6/25/2006 5:55 am

My heart goes out to you Spunky. The path you have chosen is indeed a tough one...but it has its rewards too! You mentioned in an earlier post that you wanted to have your Mom at home where she was most comfortable...I admire you for that. You are a good son and a good man from what I read in your posts. HUGGS.....

Power To FOK


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