I took my Mom is last week for dehydration, UTI and fecal impaction. She is doing better, but she has a bacteria that can only be treated by IV antibiotics so she will have to go to a skilled nursing while being treated. I feel sad that she will be going to one of those facilities, but it will only be for a little bit, and I should be happy to get some respite. I guess I just feel guilty.

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You are right cdn. The breaks are few and far between. I need to remember that and embrace this mini break from caregiving.

Dear onlychild82,

You're doing the best you can for your mom. It's hard. We are all only human and need respite when we can get it. I hope your mom is feeling better soon. Take care.

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