- Jul 16, 2008
- Loved one DX
My mother in law was diagnosed with ALS in June 2008. My sister-in-law happened to move in almost a year ago...so having her there is a blessing in disguise. But since my husband and I live about 20 mins away, we're not fulltime caregivers. It mostly falls on my sister-in-law, who also has a husband and 3 kids that she has to care for as well. How do I help her? When I'm there, I try to do as much as possible...cook, clean, whatever she needs us to do. I've also told my husband that we should get the kids for her at least once or twice a month and keep them overnight. I still feel like we're not doing enough. Any suggestions from fulltime caregivers? What were things that you really appreciated from others, or things you wish something could do for you? Thanks in advance guys! God knows this disease affects the entire family and I want to make sure we do our part.