My friends recommended that I use this venue to see if I can get some much needed help.
I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 30 years. Our lives together have been really good until recently.
Michelle has type one diabetes, and is also bipolar. In 2008 she had some complications, and went in to a coma.
She came out of it alive, but she has poor short term memory, or dementia. Her long term memory is good.
In the last ten years she has aged more than normal. She also falls a lot.
I am her full time caregiver, but the state I live in (Oregon) will not pay the husband to take care of his wife.
I have the option of putting her in a care home, but when I mention it she just cries. She wants to be with me.
The only income we have is my wife's disability money. It's not very much.
We are living with with my mother.
My wife, and I sleep on the floor.
Mom is on a fixed income, and cant afford for us to live with her unless we can help with rent. We don't want to add to the homeless problem.
It's very dificult for me to ask for help, but it's even harder to watch my wife deal with all these issues.
We have a car but it needs repairs so we can take it when we see all of her doctors.
I hope some day I'm in the position to pay it forward.
I'm asking for enough to get by short term while I figure out long term. Any amount helps.
Thank you in advance.
Albert & Michelle Hoy
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