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Caregivers Who Have Lost Someone
Using my quarantine time
Since I lost my DH on March 2nd and we didn’t have his Memorial yet and have postponed it till May, I found these really cute shirt pillows to make. We have 6 kids and 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. I’m not making them for the great grandchildren but for everyone else. The tag on them reads “This is a shirt I use to wear, I hope when you hold it you know I’m there”. If I get them all done, I may make some extras for his brothers. Yes he had that many western shirts. It gives me purpose during these trying times.
I am still wondering what my new normal will be. First, I went through years of isolation with him at home with me. You how it is, people don’t know how to handle dementia. Second, after placing him in Memory Care, I thought I would find some sort of life. But that didn’t happen because he was abused and neglected there, I couldn’t relax or stay away because of this. So no normal there. Then I got him moved to a wonderful residential home where he was loved and being taken good care of to find that he had a UTI that had been going on for such a long time that he could no longer urinate. He never recovered from that.
When this covid19 is over then maybe I will figure out some normalcy for my life. Because of my own auto immune problems I am forced to stay home and away from others to keep myself safe.
I will survive because I have come a long way not to!
That is so very beautiful—what a wonderful idea. A very meaningful keepsake treasure to pass on. It’s a very good distraction at this time, too.
I hope you have some good support in place while you’re in isolation. Stay safe, and stay healthy.