Dad, I AM CareGiver, Mom

Is It Just Me?

Is it just me? Or do others experience this?

Most mornings I am woken up by Mom calling me for assistance for either she or my Dad. But there are a few mornings when I wake up on my own.

I pass the room they are in on my way to the bathroom. Naturally, I peek at them quickly to see if they are asleep or stirring (praying for the first!).

On my way back to my room, I’ll peek in again to double check that all is well. Sometimes they are so still that it actually startles me, so I’ll sneak in closer to check if each are breathing, holding my own breath while doing so.

Sadly, it’s not outside the realm of reality that one of them might not be….

….which I’m not sure that I’m really ready for. As their Daughter or their Caregiver.

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4 thoughts on “Is It Just Me?”

  1. Good morning!!! No, you’re not alone. I do that EVERY single time I walk past my mom’s room. I have to make sure she’s alright and still with me! Lol! She’s passed out several times due to her potassium being low, so I try to make sure I stay on top of that and that she’s feeling ok. It’s so scary for me when that happens because sometimes she’s not breathing.

    Be encouraged and just know that shows how much you love your parents.

    💜

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    1. Thanks! My mom has spells where she gets to feeling quite weak and light-headed, usually when she is heading toward dehydration. I’ve found that giving her some Gatorade with its electrolytes, along with some protein can perk her back up pretty quickly. She’s also done the almost pass out thing when her blood pressure dropped dangerously low…called 911 during that episode. All can be very scary situations.
      Yes, indeed I do love them!

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  2. Just this morning, my wife was sleeping in the recliner and was slumped over. It was 11:45 and that panic feeling hit me. Is she breathing? Crept closer…relief when I see that she is. This happens a couple times a week. Why? Because FTD is a sickness unto death.

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