Sunday, November 04, 2012
I have two brothers left. We were 7 siblings and all the youngest are gone, the three oldest remain of which I am the oldest.
Some time ago the doctor found a mass on my brother's pancreas but his wife has alzheimers and he took care of her instead of himself. He tried to put her in a nursing home but they had no lock up for the Alzheimer's patients so she fought them to get out and hurt them and herself also. They kept her less than a day. In the town they live in they do not have a nursing home with an alzheimers unit. They live in California.
He got down to 137 at almost 6 foot tall. One day her caregiver which came in only to take her vitals, etc. noticed he wasn't well and got him to the hospital fast. He was in the hospital 5 days and they did an MRI. They found two tumors on his lungs and he can hardly breathe. He has copd. Now he weighs 118 and said looks like one of the starving people of Africa. When I called last night he said he was better but his wife worse. He said she doesn't realize he could go at any time.
He is 1 1/2 years younger than I.
It is such a desperate situation since he has to care for her and I know how that is. They have no children just as I have no children
He is on oxygen of course.
Anyone who prays please pray for him.