What is it like to be a caregiver?


There’s such an ugly side to this; it’s just horrific in the beginning when you see the awfulness and then you see these other people in the same situation, what they have to live with. It’s kind of coming to terms with that kind of stuff and saying, “Well, I’ll do the best I can and make him as comfortable as I can,” and that kind of thing; just treating another human being like a human being. I mean, I’m not perfect by any means. I get angry at him and everything else, but I still couldn’t put him in a place and just throw a human being away. No, not going to do that. So that’s really what’s the underlying thing.

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