One of the things that makes my life complicated is having a son with Autsim. I think I'm probably not the only one that has to deal with this, so I'm hoping we can all support each other and share ideas and coping strategies.
caregiver fatique....im the single mother of a severly handicapped 25 yr old daugher and 23 yr old twins. ive taken care of my daughter all her years...day in day out feeding and diapering. im exhausted. there is no balance. every ounce of energy i have i spend caring for her and my animals...in the end i am damaging myself...i dotnt sleep well, i smoke and drink way too much. its just me, no one to talk to, no one to help, i wonder if my twins experience with me and their sister has caused them to relinquish their babies becuase its all too much? i just need someone to talk too, thank you for your broadcast, i love pbs.