Being a cargiver is rough....
I was out and about yesterday. I had gotten home from work and decided that William needed to get out of the house. I asked him where he wanted to go for lunch. We decided on one place and then by the time we got there decded on another. This one has free icecream and all that you want to drink ice tea and lemonade. The lemonade machine was broken. As usual we ordered way too much food. We had salad, soup and a sandwich. Just one of each. We had to bring the entire sandwich home. Just shows you how large everything was. Wm had the soup and i had the salad. What if I had gotten two of everything????
Next we stopped at the grocery store to pick up some eggs. William loves to have his caregiver make him breakfast of eggs and bacon and toast. We had run out of eggs. I stopped and spoke to our friend in the store. He told me that the caregiver is the roughest job. I had to agree with him. Today, when I got back from my swim...William was on the phone with our pastor. She is the one that visited him in the hospital alot. She is a dear. She was telling me that it is too bad that the church cannot provide more services to caregivers but they just don't have the volunteers.
I told her that people are just not aware of the need. I wasn't when William was healthy. But, with the greying of america we will soon have a crisis on our hands. Alot of other folks are going to need this type of help. Yes , It is a tsunami that is approaching us as she put it. What are we to do. We here at strokeboard are coping and getting what support we can. But, it is a hard and long journey for us.
As she put it ...hopefully we will get more stuff in place when the tsunami hits.
I hope so.