I've cared for dad 24-7 for the last 7 years. I have taken care of dad every day for the last 7 years. He was living alone until he got a virus and had to go to the hospital. We got him to a swing bed facility and I was told not to be there or let him see me. This evening he had a nurse call me and put him on the phone. He couldnt remember my name but knew my voice and wanted me to come get him so he could go to work with me like he has for the last 7 years. I told him i was sick and couldn;t. He almost started crying. I am dying inside. How do I cope with this as everyone says it will get better but I feel like a traitor to him. My family and I have not been anywhere together for the past 7 years because I could not leave him or take him. Lord God someone tell me how to handle this.
Breathe deeply and get your bearings. You did the right thing for everyone. Hugs:)