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Relying on Others Was Not Easy!

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Relying on Others Was Not Easy!

Relying on Others Was Not Easy!


Relying on Others Was Not Easy! Stay Home is what they said, keep the virus away from low immune patients and children with asthma and elders. My only outings these days of caregiving were to the grocery store and once in a while a fast-food restaurant.
The past 45 days took that all away.

Caregiver Life Changes During A Quarantine!

My adult children ran my errands and did my shopping.
They had my basic list and would call if those things were not available so I can choose a substitute. I cook from scratch daily. Twice a month I pick up take out to have a break.
Some weeks that decision had to be made for me too.

Why I Depended On Others:

  • Spouse is End-Stage COPD,
  • Grandson second grader has asthma history
  • Daughter in law works in a hospital

My spouse is End-Stage COPD dr. told us last December not to allow any type of cold or respiratory issues in our home due to he can not fight such things.

My Grandson is a second-grader who has been hospitalized with asthma in the past. He also needed a teacher to help him finish this second-grade year.

While his mom worked in housekeeping at the nearest hospital and my son kept their apartment sterilized and his parents’ errands and groceries up along with his sister’s assistance.

We worked as a family and protected the two high risk loved ones in our family. The other grandparents’ video chatted every chance they had and my grandson learned even more about technology.

Rather you are in your fifties, sixties or older; Relying on Others Is Not Easy but families usually get each other through.

Comments (5)

  1. posted by Anupama on May 19, 2020

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  2. posted by leannelc on May 20, 2020

    Hi Donna – yes these have been interesting times indeed. I think for those who have major health issues it’s an even scarier time – constantly being vigilant must be very draining. In Australia it’s been relatively low key and even though we’ve had full lockdown, the prevalence of COVID has been minimal. It’s such a relief to see things easing up a bit and I’m hoping we don’t get that second wave of it that they’re worried about.
    Stay well, stay home, and allow yourself the grace of letting others be there for you – as you would have been there for them if the roles were reversed. xx
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 😊

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  3. posted by Teresa on May 20, 2020

    Found you via Women of Midlife. This quarantine and pandemic has been hard on everyone. Being a caregiver is exceptionally hard! Been there, done that and it ain’t easy! Hang in there!

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  4. posted by Blogbudz on May 20, 2020

    Really great…very informative

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  5. posted by Corinne Rodrigues on May 23, 2020

    Relying on others can be tough, especially if you prize your independence. I’m glad your family rallied around to take care of the most vulnerable and that you are all well. Stay safe.
    Visitng from #MLSTL

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