July 5

You have to accept that after you make the person that you are caring for comfortable, have given meds, have straightened the sheets,  have given a drink of water, have adjusted the bed, straightened their clothing and given them a hand squeeze and a second kiss, there is nothing more that you can do to make it better. Accept that you have done everything that you know how to do to make them comfortable and relax. Them and you. There  is this magical line that you may never find . Some times nothing works and you  just hope that both you and the care taker can get most of a nights sleep. Occasionally you may even sound like Big Nurse in "One Flew Over the Coo coo's Nest". Can't be helped. It is better to sound like an authority  than get angry. Angry doesn't count in this imperfect world that you now occupy. It doesn't make you feel better ,only guilty for getting to this place. So do what you have to do. You know that it is your best effort.

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Rebecca Harris | Reply 05.07.2018 19:35

How beautiful and comforting. Our prayers and love - Becky and Dave

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I read the last page first too. It’s a family curse.

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so glad youre here mom!

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Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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