My husband had major surgery on Sept. 9. Due to a couple of subsequent complications, he's still in the hospital... and this hospital is a 90-minute drive from home. (it's a special type of hospital and this was the closest one that had a bed available)
I took those first two weeks off... the next week I worked 2 days... then 3 days... this week I am only taking off Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons to go see him.
I'm getting rather worn down. Don't have a lot of energy when I do get to the office. Can hardly think sometimes.
Any suggestions for maintaining and not jeopardizing my job through all this? (Everyone at work has been great so far, but as the situation drags on I wonder if "compassion fatigue" will set in)