If you are here for the A To Z blogging Challenge, my post for today "H" is the one right below this one. But if you are at all interested in caregiving, and you should be, then stick around long enough to read this post and then head on over to my friend Lisa at My Sweet Peanut where every Wednesday she hosts a link-up called One Word Wednesday where she invites us to write on a word prompt that she provides. This week it is CareGiving When You Are Sick:
I worry about this a lot. What happens if I get sick. I mean really, really sick. Who is going to take over and give Richard and the kids the care that I give them? I have suffered through a few bouts with minor illnesses since he became unable to take care of himself and the only thing I can think to say about that is that it SUCKS. Sure I have Hospice. But they only come for a short period of time. And I have my brother who can come help out. But I don't want him to get sick. And I have the most wonderful son a mother could ever ask for. But he lives and works in another town. And, thank you dear Lord, I have two of the best grandchildren a grandma could ever ask for living right here under our roof. They are the two who pick up most of the slack when granny isn't feeling good. They can take care of Papa (mostly). The can lift him and transfer him to the wheelchair. They can transfer him to the toilet (as long as granny can get there for the clean-up part). They can take him to the table and feed him. And fetch for him. And put him back in the chair. And granny can rest on the couch.
But still I worry! That is just the way that I am. I do not want to have to send him away. I will avoid that at all costs!
Now get on over there and visit Lisa. I know you want to.