Caregiver Adventures

Rounding Another Bend On The Road Of Life

The road of 2019 had many unexpected twists and turns. At times, I thought the bumps in the road would never end.

2019 threw in a few last minute challenges at the end of the year and 2020 has decided to follow suit.

Here’s a little update…

Cookie’s Old Dog Syndrome…

In my December Poodle Adventures – Old Dog Syndrome post I shared a scary health issue that happened to Cookie just before Christmas.

It was so bad… I thought my worst fear was about to come to fruition and I’d have to make the decision to send Cookie to Doggie Heaven.

Thankfully that wasn’t the case!

Cookie improved from this episode of vestibular/Old Dog Syndrome faster than expected. He’s back to his usual cute self and fulfilling his household duties of being a little turd.

My Hypothyroidism Issues…

In my December Is Half Over!? – Exhaustion Sets In post I shared how my thyroid level was way off. I’d also gained weight and was literally exhausted.

There’s a difference between being tired and being exhausted. My exhaustion is an extreme tiredness that sleep doesn’t fix. Eventually, I reach a point where I just can’t function.

It can take several weeks for my new thyroid medication dose to kick in. I’m still tired but the exhaustion seems to have passed.

I’ll have my thyroid level checked again soon and, hopefully, put this latest thyroid battle behind me.

Dad’s Health…

If you’ve been following my blog a while (or checked out my About page), you’ll know I’ve been here in the Homeland as a Caregiver for my Dad since March 2018.

Around mid-late summer 2019 Dad took a turn for the worse. He’s been getting weaker and having problems ever since. 

Dad ended up in the hospital last Friday.

At this point, it’s unknown if or when he will come back home.

The Future…

Right now I’m busy with Dad. Even though he’s in the hospital there are things I need to take care of. I’m running back and forth from Warren to Freeport almost every day.

There’s no way to see what’s around the next bend. I’m not close enough to see it yet.

I don’t know what lurks around the next corner but, for the sake of sanity, I have to be ok with not knowing. For now… 

A bend in the road is not the end of the road.

Thanks for visiting!

Until next time…


2 thoughts on “Rounding Another Bend On The Road Of Life

  1. Well glad cookie has improved. Hope the new dose kicks in a little faster so you can do more things that you need to do in your busy life. I'm sending a prayer your way and hope things work out for the best with your dad. Hang in there Connie


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