Monday, July 23, 2012
Not having the health aide show up this morning was a great stress on DH and on me!
But your messages helped me feel not alone. That is huge. I can't thank you enough.
Tonight my neck is swollen again. this morning it had gone down quite a bit. And I am very tired. I am still not back to normal after the past weeks of feeling sickly.
A substitute health aide showed up about 2:00 pm! I had left DH in his hospital bed. I could not take the stress of getting him washed, dressed, transferred to the wheelchair, given breakfast, coffee, newspaper and chat with him (usually about 'dumb' stuff). He survived and did not seem too unhappy except for his yelling at me about 11:30 am.
And, about 20 times daily now I have to put his "bad" leg up on the foot plate of the chair. And his arm rash has gone on for 7 months. i am really tired of tending to it! Even pills and cortisone cream from a dermatologist have not healed it! His body is making too much histamine.
Not having a dishwasher last week did not help my mood any!
I am glad it is bedtime. I don't now have aides in the evenings (to save some money) so I will myself put him into bed and get in bed myself. I will read for awhile. Hope I have a "thriller" to keep my mind occupied!
Sorry to be whiny!