What Resources are Available if I’m Not Around Anymore?

About this time last week, I was experiencing discomfort in my abdomen. As the hours progressed, the pain got worse until eventually it was so intense that I was vomiting. Unable to sit up, I was lying on the floor moaning in pain with no access to help within reach. Fortunately, Lynn heard my moaning and used his emergency response button to call for help. The dispatcher was able to summons the rescue squad and contact my daughter to come to our house to stay with Lynn until his son could arrive to take over (she has a special needs child she had to get home to before her husband left for work).

As I lay on the floor in agony, what was going through my head? I need to find a break between vomiting to put a Foley catheter in Lynn or his bladder will become too distended. I waited for my next break after vomiting and while doubled over, collected catheter supplies and inserted it before I was unable to remain upright again. At that point, I was able to focus on me.

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About Donna-Becoming a Family Caregiver

I am a full-time caregiver for my spouse who has primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis. I am retired after 30+ years working in the healthcare field while also being a full-time caregiver. I now oversee a mission of providing support to new caregivers on my website, https://becomingafamilycaregiver.com.
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