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I have not been an active member of this team but I have appreciated having you there at the times when I have reached out for help.
When I joined my MIL had been living with us for about 4 years. Last July she moved into an Adult Family Home under duress but forced by her doctor. We were supportive of his decision and it wasn't until we were confronted with it that we realized that we were in over our heads and that this was the healthiest move.
She never really settled into the home even though it was a great place and she was closer to other family who visited her more often. Hubby and I still had to take her to her apts an do her business so still felt like caregivers to an extent.
Not long after she moved out I got pregnant with daugher #2. One reason why her move was timely since I would not have been able to take her out as much with two little ones! I had my daughter on Feb 22 and 6 days later we took her to the home for Pat to meet her. They had a wonderful visit and we even got video of them together. Within 15 min of us leaving she collapsed. The caregiver brought her back with CPR but she never completely recovered and passed away a few days later.
We are still in the midst of memorial etc. I really feel for my husband who is dealing with this while sleep deprived with a newborn in the house.
I will soon be back to SP-ing to lose the baby weight and it is a good time for me to re-evaluate all my teams. Considering how things have changed I plan on dropping this team soon.
Thanks for all your support!
Married mom to two girls ages 5 and 1.5 Busy,busy, busy!
Team Leader of Christ-Centered Recovery. A 12-step program for any "hurt, habit or hang-up". Sparkmail me if you have questions.