Caregivers For Sick Pets Also Deserve Respite From Stress

DEAR ABBY: Our family dog recently passed away after a year-long decline. I had grown up with him. He had reached the point where he needed daily care for his body, even though his mind was 100 percent there. Near the end, things got very bad. I got only about four hours of broken sleep a night caring for him, and no one in the family would help me. During part of his daily care routine, he had a second accident all over the freshly cleaned floor. I lost it and hit him.He’s gone now, and I can barely live with myself. When I think about it, I get nauseated and dry-heave. …

October 2, 2015 8:32 am

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