Being a caregiver to a MS patient doesn’t mean you are immune from your own health issues. I was diagnosed with a seizure disorder 22 years ago, but have been seizure free for over 7 years with the help of medications. I had always thought my family would be well prepared to take care of my daughter if for some reason I was not around, either for medical reasons or a much needed vacation. I did experience a seizure a couple of days ago, recovered relatively quickly, but long enough to bring a dose of reality to my family.
I had always thought it was understood that my daughter’s daily medications were handily available for whomever needed to step into my place. You can imagine my surprise when I was asked to write a list of her daily needs in case this happened again. This was a reminder that I should not be in sole care of my daughter and I need to make sure others know of her daily needs on a regular basis.