I am heading out of state this morning for a brief overnight trip. This is something that was scheduled a while ago and that I committed to. Yesterday I was thinking that this is not a good time to be leaving, if only for a day. But I think that all will be okay.
I made arrangements for a friend to help out at home. C. is doing really well. Yet it is good to know someone can help her if she needs it. Tomorrow I will be not reachable by cell phone for much of the day. I want to know that she will be looked in on during that time.
My in-laws are in dire straights. When I brought my father-in-law home from the hospital, I knew that they would be needing help. He is incredibly stubborn about these things. But his wife is infirm and not able to do all that is needed to be done as he regains his strength. She is rapidly getting to the point where she won't be able to cook. And I am concerned about his continuing to drive at his advanced age and poor health.
It is difficult getting old and realizing that now there is a dependence on others. I have a fear about that as well. What we hope to do is assist them to stay in their home as long as possible. So when I get back, we will have a discussion with them about how we can all work together to see how this can best be effected. We hope that they will agree to having some in home help. I have so little experience with influencing what elderly people can do. I don't want to control the situation but at some point a situation becomes unsafe. I know that their health is now a worry for C. And at the moment she doesn't need to stress and worry. I also know that we can get through these difficult times together.
Sadly, I just learned from C. that her dad is back in the hospital. He needs to be rehydrated. I am feeling sad to not be there for them. Hopefully, I will get out of here tomorrow. Requesting your positive energy. Thank you.