Doreen from North Dakota
For five months, my dad was in and out of the hospital six times, getting chemo for his recurring lymphoma and fighting off infections. He was too sick to move into the assisted living facility my parents had chosen, so they lived with us and we were able to help support both he and my mom through those rough days. With each hospitalization, there were new and different medications. Coming home with a feeding tube was a challenge, though my mom did a great job in helping him manage. But it wasn’t easy, even though me, my husband and mom were all helping my dad. From the medications to the equipment and hospice needs, it was all very complicated and overwhelming. It takes caregivers who are supported and informed to navigate through it all.