So much respect for Chuck, Quinn and all others who were/are caretakers. We’ve been there with both our moms. Tough times but zero regrets. It’s a labor of love. The end is a relief for all. I tell people that’s in Chuck’s spot, don’t feel guilty about feeling relieved. You loved with all you had. Prayers.
That is so true. After my Father died in Dec, 2012, I moved back to Arkansas to care for my Mother, who had previously had a major stroke and 2 heart attacks. It was the toughest job I’ve ever had, but the most rewarding.
It’s also true that there is some relief, accompanied with a little guilt (did I do enough?). I don’t regret a single day of the 8+ years before she died in Jan 2021. I will admit though that, it felt good to be able to buy Razorback season football and basketball tickets and attend as many games as I wanted.
Megan dealt with her mom having dementia. Such a cruel, cruel thing to deal with as you see a parent or loved one deteriorate. She gets very emotional when she sees a news story or show on the illness.
God bless Chuck and anyone else who has a loved one suffering from dementia.