Episode # 69
In this episode, I talk about things that I worry about. Things like whether or not mommy eats, whether or not were giving her the right medication, or even the fact whether or not the doctors are giving her too much medication. I also talk a little bit about worrying about the family being out in bad weather.
Mama seems to be getting more and more agitated. She doesn’t always want to what we needed to do. I don’t know whether that’s because we’ve taken some of the medication away from her or if it’s because the dementia is getting worse.
If we give her the medication the doctor wants us to give her. She sleeps all the time. I would prefer her to be up and awake and agitated and be able to talk. It’s not really talking to her. Then I would for her to be sleeping all the time.
When your caregiving for someone you have to put that person ahead of everything else that you may be worried about, because they cannot take care of themselves. You need to worry about what they need more so than the other worries that you may have in your day-to-day life no matter what those consequences of not paying attention to those worries may be.
I find myself worrying about the family being out on the street in bad weather, although, they are not children. That does not stop me from worried about them on the roads, when the roads are bad due to the weather.
Sometimes you just have to let your kids learn by mistakes. I know when I was a little younger than Michael. My older brother tried to tell me how to drive on bad roads. I thinking I know better. I ended up tearing up a couple cars on bad roads in winter. Although I try to tell Michael about bad roads, there are times that we just need to let him learn for himself.
I’ve said all this just to say that you could worry too much. Worry causes stress and stress may cause other physical problems. You can worry yourself to death. You can’t worry about every little thing. There may be things that you do need to worry about, but there are a whole lot more that you don’t need to worry about, in spite of the consequences of not worrying about those things.