Re: Respite Care?
- hi jen!
my name is tania, i have a 3 yo girl with quad cp, and a 4 month old
i resisted respite for the longest time, until our social worker
pretty much insisted i get someone in after my son was born, even if
it was only to get a couple of hours of uninterrupted sleep! it has
turned out to be one of the best things ive done for myself ever! i
was very hesitant to leave the kids (she looks after both of them)
with a stranger naturally, but once i had met her, i felt quite
secure. i started out just getting her to look after them while i
did stuff around the house, or went food shopping for an hour or so,
but now i confidently leave them with her while i go out with a
girlfriend once a week for lunch or to a movie, whatever we feel
like. i also get a lady to meet us at the hydrotherapy pool once a
week, and she looks after my son while my daughter and i attend
hydro. these ladies r employed and trained by the cerebral palsy
association that we r with, all police cleared and experienced.
id really recommend respite, everyone needs time to be "childless",
just for a little while!! once u get over the natural feeling of not
wanting to leave ur kids, it will become something u look forward to
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "greulings"
> has anyone used respute care for their children? I am nervous to dojust
> so but I feel that my DH and I really need to get out once in a
> while.. well for us it would be the first time in 2 years! I was
> wondering if anyone has uded respite care? if so, how did it go?
> Thanks so much,
> Jen G.