Husband's last camping trip

Husband's last camping trip

Monday, March 2, 2015

A little good news

It's funny how just when I'm ready to throw in the towel, something good happens.

I got the call from Home Health Care earlier, telling me my Insurance approved us for 5 day a week nursing care.  Big sigh here.

They told me they don't know how long 5 days will help.  Next step will go up to 7 days a week, then 7 days, twice daily.  After that,  Hospice.

To hear that word, Hospice, well, kind of  brought me back to reality, but, I refuse to let that word darken my day.

Husband doesn't know yet, he is sleeping.  A normal for him.  When he wakes up, I will tell him the good news.  From then on, he will continually ask me again and again how many days a week for, I'm sure, the next couple of days.  He just cannot retain anything.

So, today, I will not let anything bother me, for I know that beginning next week, a lot of this burden will be lifted from me.  It's been a long 5 years caring for him, but, it's time to let the professionals take over.  I've done all I can.

Bittersweet because the end is coming.  On the other hand, I can honestly look at myself in the mirror and know I did the best I could. 

And for that, I am thankful.


  1. Thanks be to God!! Prayers answered!!!
    You are doing an amazing job but so thankful you will have the added help.
    Y'all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. I am SO glad for you, dear unknown friend!!! You must be over-over-exhausted...hopefuly, now you'll have some rest, thank God!
    Praying for you!