Sunday, November 11, 2007

Being Sick

One of the worst realities of being a caregiver is having to take care of a spouse when you're not feeling well yourself.

This past week, both Courtney and Brandon were sick (sore throats and Brandon's went into a sinus infection). Last night, I began to get that sore throat. I tried all I could to stay away from Mike, but sleeping in the same bed makes that difficult. I was up most of the night, trying to cover my mouth and staying as far away from Mike as possible.

Taking care of children when they are young and ill is, usually a team effort by both parents. Taking care of an ill spouse when you are sick is like flying solo. It's only you, and there are no rest periods.

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