Sunday, April 17, 2016

Been Missing

   Life isn't always easy when you are a caregiver even when someone else is taking care of your love one. How to make them listen to your concerns and give you answers and just not lip service. 
  You really wonder just why some people have gone into the business of taking care of people. Some sure don't like cleaning up after accidents in the bed when they don't get there quick enough to get them to the bathroom.  Last night, he was sick and they got to deal with it. I went to get his medicine that he needed that was on the table in the dining area. I didn't want it thrown away because it is very expensive. 
   I had a couple of days that I got a break with picking up one of my grandsons after school. Mom was gone and dad couldn't get in town quick enough to get him. I don't have a problem with helping  when needed. My oldest grandson and his mom went to check out a technical college that he was interested in. He did all of the driving for mom and he was a tired son when he got home. They were impressed with the school they saw on their tour of the college. they were impressed with what they learned about the school with more paper work to fill out. It is instate so there won't be the added expense of out of state tuition. They start early getting kids signed up. In one area, they have 95 signed up, but only 35 will be accepted. It is not in the area that he is looking at. They were told if they weren't coming to class then they needed bother with the paper work. They are there to learn and be able to get a job when they are finished.  He takes his ACT this week. I am not ready for him to be a senior this fall.  He turns 17 this June. I remember being at the hospital when he was born. Of course you spoil them all.
  My youngest grandson made the school patrol for the next school year. He is excited about it. He is my baseball player. We should soon have a schedule so I know when he is playing so that I can go watch. 
  My middle grandson is learning to lope which he has to do this year when he shows. I am looking forward to going to watch. The fingers are staying busy to help keep my sanity. 
  Hope all is well with you all. We have a doctor appointment that I hope I will get some answers and not just lip service. Take care.


Blondie's Journal said...

I'm glad to catch up with you, popped up on my blog feed right away and just shortly after I read your sweet comment on my blog.

Caregivers can be a bag of mixed people. Compassion is something not all of these people have, it's a job. My mother was at a nursing home for a few weeks before going home for the last few months of her cancer battle. Some of the nurses and aides were so friendly and caring, others treated her and our family as annoyances. It was an experience we didn't enjoy and I can only imagine how hard it has been and is with having to deal with it all the time and for so long.

I know you must be proud of your grandson. And your family must give you an abundance of love and attention away from the circumstances life has thrown at you.

Sending love and prayers, my Missouri friend!


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Love hearing about your family. My husband's health seems to fail daily. I pray I won't have the issues to deal with that you do. Much love to you Shirley and prayers for your family.
xx, Carol

Charlotte Huffman said...

Sorry to hear about your husband's dilemma. Not looking forward to having to do that! Keeping my fingers crossed. Grandkids grow up fast! I have two along with a nephew graduating this year!

Vickie said...

Oh Shirley. I am sorry.If you read my latest blog post, you will see I had a horrid weekend.

Susie said...

Shirley , It sounds stressful for you ate times to be at the nursing home with your husband. It's good that you can get a break here and there. I will hold you in my prayers. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Mereknits said...

You always get a mixed bunch at the nursing home, I was lucky that most of the employees were the same year after year when my Mom was in there, there were still mix ups with medications and such, but overall she got good care. It is so tough when these boys of ours age, but it is good your grandson knows the direction he wants to go with his life.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Shirley, I hope your weekend was a good one. Did you get some answers from the doctor's appointment for your hubby? Sure hope so. I expect you will have a busy summer with the grands activities as school will be out before we know it! This year is flying by, I can't believe we only have one week left of this month. Hope you have a nice week, they are saying rain for us most of the week. I guess we could use some more, but I do love those nice days like we had over the weekend. Take care, you and your hubby are still in my prayers. Hugs, Cheryl