Friday, January 18, 2013
Okay, I admit it, I am so ugly to my MIL and my husband right now. It's a terrible thing but it is true. When MIL came home with us on WEd, she was starting to cough and now, after 2 days, she is hacking and hacking. All through the night. So, somehow, I need to get her to a doctor or take her back to the nursing home or something. I just can't handle this. Or, I am not willing to handle it.
My husband got up with her at 4:00 this morning because she was hacking and he gave her a breathing treatment. Of course, now I am fully awake and have been since 4:00. ANd when I"m tired, I"m irritable. In addition, I've started my own form of coughing with a sore throat and sneezing. Not pretty around here. My car is in the shop so I'm stuck so how to get treatment for her, I don't know. Hubby is working today. The home health nurse will come by but what if she has bronchitis? That requires an antibiotic.
I am so ugly and so resentful right now. IT is a terrible thing. Who's going to take care of me when I'm 93? They will just stick me away somewhere and forget about me.
We have found a woman who will come and sit with her and she starts tonight at 4:00 as we have somewhere to go.
I could really use a few hugs if you would be so kind as to send them my way.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
After losing it this morning, the nurse came around 11:00 and we are set up for physical therapy, occupational therapy and a social worker and a bath person as well. So once we get going on all of this, we'll see how it goes.
I have a furniture delivery coming up and that is one of those things where I usually just drop everything and go. Can't leave her too long by herself so don't know what we will do just yet.
Of course, now I have to provide meals for her as well and one thing about MIL, she will pretty much eat everything except lamb and liver. Today I had left over broccoli and some spinach to eat and so I made cream of broccoli/spinach soup for the both of us and it was quite good and she ate it. Supper will be spaghetti I guess. It will be touch and go for a while. Thanks all for your concern.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Yesterday, we moved MIL back in with us and the realization that she requires more care than she previously did has set in. My husband does as much as he can but the personal care falls to me and I don't like it. I can't do anything about it but help her so I need to get a grip.
When she went into rehab at the nursing home in November, she could not walk or stand up. Yesterday, she proudly walked out of the place and that is a wonderful thing. But, she now wears a diaper which is awkward and she needs help putting on a new one. They aren't pull ups, they wrap around. So I guess I'll be shopping around for something easier to do. I also fix her pills and dose them. She is still asleep and when she gets up, I'll try and give her a bath. The nurse is coming today to set her up for visits.
Last night, for her first night back, I made a nice dinner of stuffed pork chops. She barely ate any of it after all that work. When we picked her up, she was all congested and my husband had to immediately go out and get a nebulizer for her. We now have to take her to the doctor next week.
So I'm feeling a bit resentful at the time it will take from my schedule of wanting to do what I want to do.
I signed up for the Biggest Loser challenge with Gold's gym and the Chamber of Commerce. I have been to the gym twice this week already and had planned to go today. However, I had to cancel my trip this morning as the nurse is coming, my car is in the shop and I can't get there, and hubby is working.
I'm venting and thanks for listening.
"Update Later, okay after thoroughly making my husband's life miserable, he actually volunteered to help her get a bath and get organized. Just that little bit was so helpful to me and I was able to get some work done. We just need to get a routine going and I know she feels she is a burden to us. Which she is. The nurse and the occupational therapist are coming today and we just need some direction and help. "
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
So this morning I had it on my schedule to go to the gym. So around 7:15 I started waffling and then decided not to go. OH, smack me. Then I got a phone call from a client in Connecticut and had to talk with her so then I had a good excuse not to go so here I sit, racking up 25 points so I can get a bonus spin. I am, however, being good in the eating arena. Had a scrambled egg on one of those flat round breads with a big of cheese melted on top for breakfast. Lunch will be a salad of sorts and then I'm off to an appointment an hour away for the afternoon. I will succeed even if I didn't get to the gym this morning.
Monday, January 07, 2013
So today I had my first meeting with the trainer and did about 20 of biking and 20 of weights. Then I met with the nutritionist who gave me some good advice. I am very excited to be in this Biggest Loser challenge. A good friend is also on my team and she was there as well. Tomorrow I am going in again about 7:30 and doing bike and then doing a stretching class for 30 min. And maybe a few weights. I do have to work though so have to gauge my time.
I am excited about this! Today we went to Wendy's and had their med chicken pomegranate salad for lunch. Yummy. Tonight it is a simple meal. I'll be going to Disney on Thursday and back on Monday. Doing plenty of walking there and will try to choose wisely for food. I can do it.
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