Thursday, October 18, 2012
MIL was up at 2:30 trying to get dressed. My husband made her get back into bed but she was up again at 5:30 a.m., half dressed and mumbling to herself. We've been tracking her blood sugar readings in the a.m. and this morning it was 146. Been close to that each morning. She was lethargic and I would describe her as "in a stupor". Maybe she does have diabetes and this afternoon we have an appointment with the doctor so there will be a lot of questions I"m sure. We will both go. I made her an egg sandwich and coffee and hopefully she will perk up.
Last night, after nearly 3 weeks of this, my husband and I just looked at each other and wondered how we were going to manage. There are other family issues going on as well and I just keep taking my meds and saying my prayers.
Also, last night, she said she had a visitor, a woman, sleeping with her. She sees people all the time and has for years. So this morning she asked us if we had seen the woman. Of course we hadn't. When she dressed herself this morning, she is braless with a dirty top. So I've got to help her with that. I"m thinking that this is what has been going on with her for sometime as when she was at the retirement apt, we would call her and she would be mumbling and not awake. So it will be interesting to see what is up.
Does anyone know about Hospice? I've been told that Hospice can come even if death is not imminant if the doctor prescribes it. At 93 and with all these health issues, you would think we would qualify. I know they have people other than nurses, like social workers and volunteers that will come and help. Thanks all!