Dad, I AM CareGiver, Mom

A Little About Me

Hi! My name is Su. I'm the oldest of three, and the only daughter. I am divorced and have two fabulous daughters, now in their 20s. I didn't plan on becoming a caregiver....at least not consciously. But, I suspect that my dad had been subliminally planting the seed in my brain over 45 years ago!… Continue reading A Little About Me

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I AM CareGiver, Self-Care

Is It Just Me? …. Take 2

The Oxford Dictionary defines RESPITE as a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant. For many, having respite care can be a godsend. It gives one a break from the daily grind and should help the caregiver to relax and reset, even if its just a couple hours at a shot.… Continue reading Is It Just Me? …. Take 2

I AM CareGiver, Mom

Changing Mom’s Physician….Part 2

So, as I mentioned in the original post about Changing Mom's Physician, we are transitioning to a service where the healthcare professional comes to you. This is needed as Mom's Post Polio Syndrome and congestive heart failure has progressed to the point where it is beyond exhausting for her to venture out of the house.… Continue reading Changing Mom’s Physician….Part 2

I AM CareGiver, Mom

Me and 911

Me and 911....we go waaay back. I have a love - hate relationship with 911, as I'm sure others do too. I hate the 911 call as it is a very stressful time. It means I've already escalated through all the home "remedies" that have helped Mom's condition-of-the-moment before (usually related to chest pain) and… Continue reading Me and 911