Dementia Induced Thought's of Suicide

CAREGIVERS OPEN THEIR HEART AND SOUL COMFORTING THE SICK AND DYING, FOR LOVE OR CAREER. YOU’RE BLESSED. I wrote in 2005 , the year my granny died.  Xx  M

 

Looking For The Light

Being a caregiver to a dying loved one can leave you drained of emotion, exhausted and frustrated. All perfectly normal feelings. I felt quilt mixed in my bowl of emotions. I grew up knowing my grandparents wanted to die at home. I would grant the wish if possible. They inspired me, saved me from parental abuse and blessed me with unconditional love. I felt lonely at times, helped my gramps make difficult life decisions and worked hard to remember she is my grandmother. There were uncomfortable conversations, articulate to doctors who she is progressing and butt heads with family members. I ran a tight ship, no problems telling people it’s time to leave, not allowing people over everyday. God blessed me with the ability to turn my depression down and step up to next level. Love for my grandmother drove my decisions down to the last morphine stick. As our…

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