Part of the Solution can also become part of the Problem... in that it also means that on any given day there are one to four different Home Visits from an Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, Physical Therapist, Home Nurse or Evaluation Team Member. *Whew!*
And that also makes me constantly Feel like my Caregiving and Housekeeping is under a Microscope and INTENSE Scrutiny with constant 'Constructive Criticism' by various Agency Reps. There's always loads of 'Suggestions' for The Man's Needs, but only little ole' me to try to Implement them all some kinda way and still meet the rest of us at our Point of Need and make a House a Home for all of us, and AS IF I NEED even MORE to do! *Ahem!*
It's not AS IF they're willing to pony up the Fifteen Thousand Plus dollars a Month it would cost them to hire Paid Caregivers to replace me anyway... but I'd be willing to pass the baton if they think my Unpaid Caregiving isn't up to their Standards 'cause I'm Tired, completely Overwhelmed and could certainly use the Break anytime. I can't recall the last time I had a full Night's uninterrupted Sleep at Home in over Thirty Years actually of caring for someone with Medical Issues or Special Needes... so I'm overdue, though I have found I need far less Sleep than the Average person now with all this Practice and Experience.
She COULD help with light housekeeping... but most of the damage control having to be run around here is G-Kid Related and not Veteran Related... The Man really isn't messy and he really doesn't do much anymore to make a mess anyway like Children. I could easily keep things in Order if it were just he and I... but it's NOT. Training The G-Force to behave Normally and be semi-organized and task-oriented is still a Work In Progress with loads of Intensive Therapy and Meds behind it.
And it's That Season again... so the Kiddos have been Home Sick more than they've been in School lately, a steady and constant rotation of them catching something and 'Sharing' it... or having Mental Health Breaks that preclude being able to Educate them effectively. Prince R had to be picked up This Morning from the School Nurse, so he lasted barely an Hour after the long Holiday was over.
And Princess T has been having major Anxiety Attacks and Mood Swings for days now, due to Grandpa's declining and Fragile Health, which justifyably scares her and makes her Act Up and Act Out as her Coping Mechanism. She's Terrified he'll have to go Live at the Hospital again... and so is he frankly, so he hesitates to be Truthful to his Home Care Team.. and sometimes even to me, knowing they have to Write Up any Concerns and I'm Obligated to tell them of any Issues I'm Aware of.