Tag: Caregiver Burnout



It’s not at all what we expected

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I’m keeping this brief because I’m exhausted, both emotionally and physically. That said, I did want to let you know what happened at Lizze’s appointment with her orthopedic specialist. The X-rays came back and apparently; there’s nothing that requires surgical intervention. That’s awesome but not at all what we thought… Read more »



Is knee surgery in our future?

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Alright. Lizze had her knee x-ray, and as expected, it went just fine. We don’t know what they show, but the process was smooth. She got in early, and we had about an hour to kill before she sees her doctor to learn the results. I was mistaken about her… Read more »



The @ClevelandClinic is probably getting sick of us

We got the boys dropped off and made our way back to the Cleveland Clinic again today. This time we’re at the Medina location because that’s where her orthopedic specialist is. We have a crazy long day ahead of us and plenty of time to wait between appointments. Lizze is… Read more »



It’s eerily quiet in my house right now

It’s super quiet in my house right now, and that rarely happens, but I like it. Emmett is watching a video, Gavin is sleeping off his morning meds, Elliott is just sleeping, Lizze is getting ready for her appointments, and I’m writing this. 😊 We have a long day ahead… Read more »



This sums up our trip to the @ClevelandClinic today

It’s been an incredibly long day, and I’m exhausted. For those tardy to the party, Gavin and I spent the day with our friends at the Cleveland Clinic. He was undergoing neuropsych testing. The purpose was to benchmark his level of function across several categories and compare to his baseline… Read more »



UPDATE: A little bit about the neuropsychological testing and how things are going so far

I don’t know if you’re familiar with neuropsych testing, but here it is in a nutshell. According to my friends at the Cleveland Clinic, “a neuropsychological evaluation is a test to measure how well a person’s brain is working. The abilities tested include reading, speaking, understanding, paying attention, and remembering.”… Read more »



It’s going to be an incredibly long day and I’m already exhausted

I’m feeling incredibly overwhelmed right now. We made it to the Cleveland Clinic without any problems other than a minor detour. Gavin is checked in, and we’re waiting our turn. The paperwork was a bit overwhelming because of Gavin’s history being so extensive. It’s a lot of information to squeeze… Read more »