Skip to content

How Can I Put Him In a Home?

October 21, 2013

It’s wasn’t safe for Dad to be alone anymore.  I just never knew what he would do.  My daughter and I had split up the days.  We knew just who was responsible at every moment.  We have a schedule posted to assure we stay on track.  She works so the nights and longer days are mine.

Nights have really become a problem. We have alarms on the doors but he has left the house at 2 or 3 am more than once.  One night at 1:30 am, the lights were all on.  He was doing electrical repairs.  Another night he was checking every room.  His parents were “just there a minute ago”.

Then, I found a pair of his boxer shorts draped over a lamp shade. The light was on to help them dry.  The lamp shade and the boxers were scorched.

How could I keep him safe anymore?

I was exhausted. I began to accept that I couldn’t do it anymore.   It was too much.  Taking care of Dad had become my whole world.  I couldn’t let my daughter continue to dedicate so much of her life to his care.  I wanted time with my husband.  It wasn’t working anymore.

But how could I put Dad in a home?

Advertisements
One Comment leave one →
  1. Kate permalink
    October 21, 2013 8:14 am

    This is one of the hardest posts for me to read. Even after a couple of years, my brain knows we made the right choice, but sometimes my heart doesn’t agree. Love you!

Please leave your thoughts or ideas!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s