This is last part of Notes from the Problem Child, Arthur Roeser's caregiving story. Read part...
Category: Notes from the Problem Child
When caregiving feels like dad and me vs. the hospital
Every step in the recovery process was delicate and had a potential setback, every remedy had a potential side effect.
Why does progress always feel painfully slow?
It feels like whatever you want to happen quickly, doesn’t, and whatever you’d prefer to deal with later won’t wait.
Caregiving: the memories, dreams and delirium
One caregiver recounts the dreams his father once had, the soon-to-be-diagnosed delirium his father suffers from and the memories triggered by the first days caregiving.
The hospital’s rules vs. the caregiver’s expectations
I quickly learned that hospitals abide by their own set of rules and not at all in tune with my expectations as a caregiver.
Caregiving, Without Answers
I lay there thinking about all the questions about dad’s health– there were still no answers.
Step into the caregiver ring: when the fight for your loved one begins
I had entered the caregiver ring, stepped inside and rose to the bell to fight alongside my dad and family. We were determined to find out what was wrong with him and get him better. But it wouldn’t be that easy.
Is this the last goodbye?
I wondered if this would indeed be the time. And would I be too late to say goodbye?
Beginning Caregiving with Tears, Prayer and Love
I asked that I could have at least one more connection with him, that I could tell him I love him and that he’d know that love was coming from me.
When signs of trouble aren’t clear: the unknown and unpredictable in caregiving
This is part two of Notes from the Problem Child. Read part one here. The problems with my dad...
Clutter: when caregiving doesn’t wrap up neatly
This is part one of Notes from the Problem Child On my father’s 92nd birthday, my mom, brother and...
With cancer and dementia, the caregiver must be hyper-vigilant
Focusing on healing one condition is tough enough, but two? This can feel about as hard and...