How Much Care Is Necessary?
How much care should one provide? My daughters and I disagree. They do not see any problem with going off to the beach for a long walk and leaving Bea alone in bed.
“Hospice provides volunteers for that kind of thing,” I say.
“So, call a volunteer!” they cry in unison.
Comfort Care, as the hospice folks have explained it, seeks to eliminate distress. As Bea’s primary caregiver, I have become a member of their team.
Once I went shopping and my husband forgot he had babysitting duty. Lisa found Bea frantic. Unacceptable!
A mother would never leave an infant alone. I feel the same way about Bea, which makes this period of my life so strenuous…