Until recently I was able to leave my wife for hours even several days at times. I used a service that came in one or two times daily to make sure she ate, took her meds and assist with her colostomy. My wife was able to take care of our dog and herself with the assistance of the service. Recently my wife started having panic attacks late at night with hyperventilating, increase in heart rate, lowering 02 sats, etc etc. I'd would hate to imagine her going through one of these attacks with no one here to help her calm down and relax. So, I can't leave her anymore especially at night time. I'm committed to caring for the woman I love and have been with for 60 years, but, with my heart and other problems I fear for my own health if I can't get away occassionally.