Catherine's Outcome

I wanted help

I wouldn't do it again

I am weak

God has the answers, but I don't

I want to help but I can't

I want to help but I can't

We've been married 46 years and he is in the nursing home having all these problems. I'm at home having my problems. We can't have one another and we've always been together. We've been there for one another at all times. My boys have been very good. Kevin, who's still at home with me, I don't know what I'd do without him because he's been my right arm. And of course Tom is up north. His life is up there with his family and his work. He comes home as often as he can to see his dad and myself. The last six years have been terrible. My husband has not really enjoyed one day of his retirement. There has been one thing or another going wrong with him and now he's at a point in the nursing home, my sister went to visit him yesterday and he didn't know her. Even the nurses said when he first came from the hospital after having his right leg removed he would talk to them and joke. Now he's in depression I guess you'd call it. He doesn't want to talk to anybody. I don't know where we're going to go with that. There is nothing I can do to help him. They seem to be doing everything they can but it's not doing the trick. He just seems to be getting deeper into the depression. Of course, that works on me, too. I think about him and want to do for him and I can't.

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