Caregiving Story

Edwin J. Songy, My Grandpa

Location:Metairie, LA
Cared for by:Brittany Songy
Years of Care:1


Not too long ago I got a call saying my grandfather had a stroke and was in the hospital. I was in shock! For as long as I can remember, I thought my grandfather was invincible. He owned his own company, had a beautiful family, and was the healthiest man I knew. I immediately quit the job I had just to move back home and take care of him. On top of that, he has a quadriplegic son to take care of, who is my godfather. They are both like my father! They both looked after me growing up, but now it was time for the roles to change. It was now my duty and privilege to cook, clean, and help with any need they had.

Through many prayers, he got through it and is doing marvelously. He and my grandmother sit on the porch everyday with their coffee and sugar free jelly beans! I still visit everyday and help cook and clean the house. Here is a picture of my grandpa and grandma the year it snowed!

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