I am a male, full-time LPN, charge at a LTC facility.3-11:15pm. I have 16 years of homecare experience and have been working since Jan 12 at the LTC. My problem is this; I have a 17 month old son, who has Down's Syndrome. My son has ear infections frequently and I have had to take many days off to take care of him. I am the only caretaker for him and find myself overwhelmed to the point of having to leave.
I have medical benefits for my son and I through my hospital and would end up losing it all. I have a good sitter but it isn't enough for me to raise my son.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me on how to move forward?