I need a break. How do I do this and not feel awful? I care for my Dad 24-7. He is wonderful, but I can tell I am in burnout. he is on Hospice and I know they will pay for a certain amount of Respite days. I know I and my husband need this badly. But how in the world can I do this without feeling like crap? I think he will feel like I have left him. I guess I need to look into this as I have lost myself completely and cry often. I lost mom last year after caring for her and now dad for the past year. He is very sweet and 90 years young. I hope that I can do this as I KNOW I have to...but will my crazy guilty mind let me??? advise
Get re-charged. You will be better for it. Your husband will thank you. And your dad will reap the benefit of a rejuvenated daughter to stand by his side.