Hello everyone! I have decided on another blog to keep some of my memories as a caregiver in one place. Welcome to Adventures in Caregiving at caregivinghumor.wordpress.com!
Facebook Status -- 9/29/17 I was talking to my client last night about how mercury was used in top hats which caused the term "Mad as a Hatter." (Thanks Mysteries at the Museum!) She asked, "How dumb can you get? Using mercury?!" Me: "Well, we always use things that we think are good until we... Continue Reading →
Facebook Status 9/28/17 Overheard last night when my client's daughter came over: C: " I don't need them. I'm perfectly able to take care of the farm myself." D: "These ladies do a lot for you. Stuff that they weren't hired to do. Like your gardening and legal stuff." C: "I'm not saying they aren't... Continue Reading →
I am the meanest caregiver ever. I made my client eat Chicken Noodle Soup and not only take her medicine, but also her breathing treatment. Regarding the soup: "I will make sure to stock up on beef broth for you, but right now I really want you to eat at least the broth of this... Continue Reading →
September 6th, 2015--Facebook Memories Took my client's dog--GG--out for a walk as soon as I got to work this morning. She came back in pretty wet, so I rubbed her down. Told my client, "She's still rather wet GG, so don't let (insert client's name) on your lap." Client: "I think I can manage not... Continue Reading →
June 17, 2017 -- Facebook Memories Setting the stage: The bread had a large bubble that went through half the loaf. 🍞 Morning: Place the toast in front of my client cut into 4 little triangles--its also that 90 calorie small bread. Not a big piece at all! 🍞 "I know you aren't hungry, but... Continue Reading →
September 8, 2016-- Facebook Memories Client's grandson is digging out piping in the field before winter sets in. He came in to tell us that he had parked the backhoe near the house for the night. My client: "You know, I'm not dead yet. You could have waited to bring the backhoe in." Grandson: "You'd... Continue Reading →
November 8, 2016 --Facebook memories My client was pretty shaky yesterday as she was walking to her chair after dinner. Me: "Are you okay?" As I help her maneuver into her chair. Her: "Just shaky." Me: "Can I get you anything?" Covering her eyes with her hand and using a suddenly weak sounding voice: "Can... Continue Reading →
September 9, 2016- Facebook Memories Helping my client shower this morning when suddenly the shower curtain starts flapping & erupting with water. Me: "Ack! WHAT are you DOING?" Her: "The curtain is dirty." Me: "What? Can you please stop, you are soaking me." Her: "No, I can't. It keeps moving." Me: "Stop, just stop, and... Continue Reading →
August 19, 2015 --Facebook memories My client was watching the news (big surprise) when they were talking about the historic success of the first female Rangers. After saying "You go girls!" She promptly said, "I could have done that. I've beaten an angry bull to the fence an acre away!"