I can’t cope while my husband is dying
I started a post and it disappeared. After caring for my husband for 12 years. He had a stroke (not the first) Oct 5 and was taken to the hospital. I thought he would get better and come home, but he had 2 more strokes. After 4 weeks in the hospital, he was moved to a long-term care facility 2 days ago and is in hospice care. I don’t know if he knows he’s dying, because of his dementia. I know and it’s tearing me up that this is happening and there’s nothing I can do. I had a heart attack in May and am trying to take care of myself, but going to the hospital and now the care facility every day have led to feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.
I have support from my daughter and friends, locally and have a wonderful psychologist, but some days, nothing helps. I just wanted to post, as the dementia caregivers group has helped me so much..