Met Mr. M., a 69 year old, recently.
Unfortunately, he has severe end stage multiple sclerosis.
His ex-wife is his 24/7 caregiver.
They were married for 35 years and had two children together.
He left her years ago and got remarried to his high school sweetheart.
His multiple sclerosis was diagnosed and his high school sweetheart left.
They were married for one year.
He was alone and, unfortunately, his disease progressed quickly despite all attempts at inducing remission.
His ex-wife offered to care for him.
She does get some assistance through a home health agency for baths since he is bed bound, but otherwise meets all his caregiving needs.
She sleeps in a recliner next to his specialized hospital bed EVERY night.
She's an amazing, loving, forgiving person.