Tuesday, November 22, 2016

 

THE CARETAKER

I DEDICATE THIS TO ALL WHO HAVE EVER BEEN, OR ARE NOW, THE CARETAKER OF LOVED ONES. 
Be they human or pets, their spirits know you tried. The photos below are only some of the loved ones I was primary caretaker to in my long life... and also, of those souls who took their final breaths in my arms.  This nursing journey began as a very young child.  Being the first born female slotted me to be the family caretaker when people were ill.  Yes, it was quite daunting for a young child to wrap bloody surgical wounds, feed, and give tender care to my relatives and pets.  I'd come home from school and do the nursing when it was called for.  Sometimes it was completely thankless, or even rewarded with mean and biting insults by the anger of a very sick person..  Other times it was worth the efforts. In my family, "thank you" was rare to mostly non-existent. 
I bid you the courage  to do your jobs with those you love.
Dr. RubyNorma Yanez, CH.t
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anonymous said...
Right now I'm at my wits end. Taking care of two parents with Dementia is as you said, very daunting. Thank you for understanding. Yes, I too am the first born female. Meena

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Right now I'm at my wits end. Taking care of two parents with Dementia is as you said, very daunting. Thank you for understanding. Yes, I too am the first born female. Meena
 
I feel proud to say that our family did take care of each other in time of need. They are all gone now and it is the day prior to Thanks Giving. I miss them. Laugh if you will but I set an extra place at the table for those who I took good care of.
They know. You are so sensitive, Dr. Yanez. Rob
 
Well said. E in TX
 
And a Blessed Thanksgiving to you and ALL who care for loved ones and others.
H in MD
 
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