My husband was severely injured when a heavy piece of equipment fell on him. This was on 3/27 and he has had 3 surgeries since. His spleen was smashed and he almost bled to death, his leg has been broken in 17 places between knee and ankle, all ribs were broken and he had skin grafts, spent one month in hospital and another week with infection in leg. I have never had to deal with anything like this, he is in constant pain, basically is bed ridden and his needs seem endless (at least to me). I get impatient sometimes as he expects me to be able to answer 5 different requests in 5 seconds. I get frustrated as I feel inadequate to care for such severe injuries (pins and nails and bolts holding leg together), etc. I've dealt with my father being sick and having surgeries but he usually came home in relatively stable condition. My husband is basically bed ridden, the most he can do is use walker to get from couch to bathroom and he can't be left for more than an hour at any given time. I need advice as I am afraid of reaching burn out (think I'm almost there) and there is a very long recovery ahead for us. This past three weeks I had both my husband and my father in the hospital at same time, spent 3 consecutive nights in ER. My parents are 85, and I am basically the only one around althogh my neices help when they can. So, you get the idea. At least we know my husband will heal but whether he'll ever be able to do same work is doubtful. It is the constant pain he is in that is the hardest to deal with both for him, of course, but also for me when seeing him in that pain and knowing there is nothing I can do but wait till it's time for another pain pill. Any advice you can give will be appreciated. We've had a great deal of moral support from friends and family and our church, but the bottom line comes down to the two of us and how we cope with this.