My sister and I have always been our mom’s caregivers. In 2007, when Dad passed, we took it all on to tag team everything. She has MS, among other comorbidities, and is a paraplegic.
Since October, she’s been in some type of hospital, ICU or specialty unit for different issues. It’s a whole new level of caregiving and advocating. We’re not alone. It seems many are in extreme caregiving roles now.
Know this, it’s ok to feel mentally and physically drained, overwhelmed, sad, or not have answers. It’s a must to pause, rest, breathe and fill your own cup too.