My husband has been a type I diabetic since childhood. He is
a completely non-compliant
diabetic. He lost full
vision in one eye 10 years ago.
Lost a leg below the knee 4
years ago, and has severe
deformity in the other that may
or may not take that one
eventually. He now has
severe issues with the retina in
the other eye becoming detached,
severely, and thinning.
Surgery is very risky, and he
will most likely completely lose
vision at some point fairly
We have two children, and I currently work full time and am the main
wage earner as he is on social
security disability, and can no
longer drive, etc.
When it comes time that he requires full care, I know that
insurance is not going to pay for
someone to be there the whole time I
work, and so forth. If I
had to leave my job to be his full
time caregiver, are there
benefits I can receive?
How do families survive this?
Thank you for your help.