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I had been pondering either finding live in care or respite care for my Mother for quite some time.

Well effective tomorrow - I will have a 24/7 live in care-giver for my Mother. Here is HOPING that it works and the care-giver stays - and they do NOT steal - if my Mother doesn't like them - there just is NO CHOICE at this point. If the 24/7 live in companion does NOT work - then she will need to be placed in a facility until I can walk again and can bear weight on my leg - I cannot even get myself up - so I am not sure how long it will be until I can care for her to some extent - its hard cause I cannot even get her a glass of water - heck I cannot even get myself one!!!!

As you know I am 21 weeks pregnant and have been trying to plan ahead for baby - well yesterday I fell - the baby is FINE (so far touch wood) - but I required 13 stitches in my chin - and broke my knee cap that may require surgery (best case scenario w/out surgery is I am healed in 8 weeks) - otherwise who knows. I cannot do anything for myself - so I too will be requiring home health care- therapy - meals on wheels ect.

What a switch this is going to be. The hospital set up care for my Mother - as there is NO CHOICE but for them to give me help. Too bad - I had to break my knee for them to HELP ME!!!

Wish us luck!!!!



[This message has been edited by jmw0913 (edited 06-12-2006).]

[This message has been edited by jmw0913 (edited 06-12-2006).]
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Oh Janet!
Thank goodness the baby is okay, but I am so sorry to hear of your fall and break. Not to make light of the situation, but this is NOT the kind of "break" you've been hoping for

Thank goodness that they were able to find you help. Maybe there is something good that will come of this awful accident. Maybe this will be the one that your mom will accept, and will not steal. Up until now, you've been willing and able to care for your mom, and she's been aware of that. Now that you cannot, maybe she will understand and accept the help of someone else. One can only hope. You have my prayers, dear Janet. I really hope all goes well for you...
Dear Janet:

I am so sorry that you have injured yourself! The blessing (in disguise) is that you now get help and slowing down a little may be best. You need to take care now until the baby is born...

Care-giving can be so exhausting. I so hope this 24-hour care for your mother works out for you. I think it is about time you got some help. Now you can rest, dear heart.

Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am ready to drop for the day myself. Only one more week left of this semester (thank goodness) plus finals and after that it is one class at a time (lol). Take care Janet and bless you!

Love and Hugs from Glenda

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