Taking her anywhere is physically and mentally demanding. Today I got a full 8 hour dose.
She had TWO doctors appointments today, 4 hours apart. I was hoping to take her someplace for lunch, so I skipped breakfast, but when I got to the facility, she was already eating (bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, toast, and fruit), and she wanted to go shopping. So between doctor's visits I pushed her wheelchair around the shopping maul. She didn't have any money, so I ended up paying for everything.
Her second appointment ran very long; the doctor was an hour late, and he ended up performing a minor proceedure that took another hour. By the time we got out, it was pouring rain. The only umbrella I carry in my car is a tiny little thing barely big enough for one person. I held it over her while she tried to transfer from the wheelchair to the car, while I got soaked to the skin.
I got her back to her appartment, and tried to hook up the new phone she bought, but it required AAA batteries, so it was back out into the rain to go buy batteries.
I finally got home at about 4:15 this afternoon. The only thing I've had to eat all day was a scone I snagged from the parlor in my grandmother's facility, and some candy samples I got at Sees.