- Sep 1, 2017
I'm told get some respite but it is stressing me out. I know that my OH will not be happy with someone else and not me. He is difficult and anxious whenever I am not there - most of the time. My daughter has had problems and been unable to contain him. We have had a couple of occasions when he has been lost but found by police once and me another time. He was stood in a garden under trees heading "home". I feel guilty for I have since then taken his key away and he is kept in doors. He only goes out with me not on his own. He thinks he has lost his key and appears so far to go along with me being the only key holder and I open the door when needed. We have an alarm on the door but I don't trust it. It is faulty due to type of door. Am I right to keep him prisoner. He wouldn't take the tracker with him and it went wrong when I sewed it into his coat. It kept going off and he wondered what it was. So I keep him in unless we go out together. Am I being cruel and am I wrong to do this. I have found him to be better in mood since and though he has the need still to go "home" the lies/excuses I make up regard staying are working. Now I have at last got in touch with a care agency for respite of two hours on two different weekdays. They will be meeting us next week. I daren't tell him about it. I don't know how. We are getting through each day ok at the moment but with LBD this could change overnight. I know I need time to myself but does anyone else get stress from this?