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Today went well but tonight is not so well.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

DH s getting most frustrated with his BiPap machine. He cannot lie down on his back and he cannot sit up reclining because the beard is making the Mask leak. He was so upset he was shaking.
I too felt like I was shaking inside, I just had to calm him down but it took a long
time.
I just wanted to hug him but I knew I would hurt him.
I will be glad when Monday morning is here I have to check on the coumadin. He keeps getting dizzy today so I know he is anxious and I know I am but we are not communicating on it. I have o go to bed Goodnight,. Pat in Maine.
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ROSEWCI 1/21/2013 6:38AM

    Just make certain he sits at the edge of the bed for a few seconds before he attempts to stand & that he takes his time when he walks. And please let the doctor know he's experiencing the dizziness.

Things will get better...hang in there! emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 1/21/2013 4:56AM

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EVWINGS 1/20/2013 11:07PM

    Continuing to keep you both in prayer, Pat. And i'm still here if and/or when you need me. Gentle hugs for you both.

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CHAIRUL 1/20/2013 10:03PM

    Thinking of you both. emoticon

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ANHELIC 1/20/2013 9:38PM

    Sending prayers to both of you so you and DH will be able to get used to the machine. emoticon

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LJCANNON 1/20/2013 9:26PM

    emoticon Sending Hugs and Prayers for both of you.

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LITTLEWIND53 1/20/2013 9:14PM

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Here is a hud for each of you.

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NEEDSHELP52 1/20/2013 5:28PM

    Pat, you and your DH have gone through some stressful time. It is reasonable you both can get upset easily. Step back and take a few breaths. Things will improve. HUGS, Terry

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PICKIE98 1/20/2013 5:22PM

    How did Fred sleep and breathe in the hospital with his beard??

Just a humble suggestion: Not knowing where it is leaking from, is it possible to insert a piece of batting or p[illow fiberfill as a snake shape all around the masks, kind of like double sticky taped to it, thus amking a seal around it temporarily until you can contact the doc/Rt?? Take some batting, or a piece of flannel or whatever fits with your great seamstress eye, roll it like a little snake into a circle, sticky tape the underside of it to the perimeter of the mask,thus maybe filling in the gaps of the bearded parts of his face?
just a suggestion...

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UUCEEJAY 1/20/2013 4:12PM

    The dizziness and the Coumadin have me a little worried. Did they take him off of the Coumadin to do the surgery? I would sure check the levels out as soon as you can. Hope all is better today. emoticon

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WOWEETOO 1/20/2013 3:18PM

    is there no way to adjust the mask on that??? you should call the place you get your supplies from and ask for a different kind of mask they have all kinds of new ones that work much better than the older models..i know this becausewe couldn't get a mask that fit and worked snaller head i guess and i was a month trading masks to get a really great fit for sure
the lady mary
loves and hugs

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/20/2013 1:06PM

    You and he have both been through a lot and I'm sure some of this has to do with that. Maybe he could have some soothing chamomile tea of another soothing decaffeinated tea. It helps me.

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CHALLENGER15 1/20/2013 12:55PM

    I hope you both got some rest last night, my friend!

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GINIEMIE 1/20/2013 12:43PM

    Pray you got a good night's sleep and this morning things are looking better.
Fred getting frustrated and unnerved will affect you. I vote with talking to the doctor about a temporary solution for the breathing apparatus, unless his shingles are not bothering him anymore and he can shave the beard.
A gentle shoulder rub might communicate the same as a hug.
Prayers & Hugs

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MILLISMA 1/20/2013 11:21AM

    Pat, sorry to hear you've had such a rough time. You sound so frustrated for you and Fred. Is there any other solution for the mask? Maybe the doctor would have one. Too much going on all at once. Praying you got a good nights sleep.

hugs and prayers for both of you.....Mary Anne

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HOLDINGMYOWN 1/20/2013 9:58AM

    Have some of these people NOT been reading your Blogs Pat?

Sacrifice the beard???????? This is not a vain thing for Fred you guys-----he has the shingles to boot here ----along with his hip surgery!!
He cannot shave!!! It is way too painful with his shingles!

emoticon to both of you guys! Heather in NB

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SAD64PSYCH 1/20/2013 9:47AM

    So sorry you hd such a rough evening. I hope things go better for both of you today. emoticon

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DIANESAV2 1/20/2013 9:46AM

    I vote with the shaving off the beard if you can. Use an electric shaver so he doesn't cut himself.

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JANRTEACH 1/20/2013 8:19AM

    Let's face it-- women are tuffies!! We would get up and shave that second,but men always have other agendas. Hang in there -- it seems like people are hard to live with when they are sick and sometimes every little thing is just so aggravating. It's a delicate balance for everybody.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/20/2013 8:18AM

    Same suggestion . . . maybe the beard could go. As for the difficulty positioning, did you get any literature from the hospital with tips about how to comfortably position in bed? I just remember getting that when I had my knee replaced. Of course the information would be different for your DH being that he had his hip.

HUGS and prayers.

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MRE1956 1/20/2013 7:46AM

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TERRI289 1/20/2013 7:36AM

    It sounds like it was a hard day...,pray that today is better... emoticon

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ANNIE924 1/20/2013 7:09AM

    Good Morning Pat - sorry that it was a difficult evening for both of you. Hope you managed to get some rest.

You and your husband have been through so many challenges in such a short time, I'm not surprised that you and he are feeling anxious.

Take care and remember, this too shall pass.



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NASFKAB 1/20/2013 5:05AM

  hope both of you can sleep well hugs

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GOANNA2 1/20/2013 4:37AM

    Oh Pat, I feel for you. I'm sorry that you are getting
anxious and that DH is getting upset. Not getting a
good night's sleep really makes for a lot of nervous
tensiona nd anxiety. I am praying for both of you and
wish you a great night's sleep. emoticon emoticon

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GDY2SHUZ 1/20/2013 3:41AM

    A good night's rest .....I pray for you both.

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EGGBASKET1 1/20/2013 1:31AM

    YOU ARE BOTH IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. HOPE YOU BOTH GET A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP. HUGS...EGG

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ARTJAC 1/20/2013 1:13AM

    HAVE A GOOD SLEEP PAT emoticon

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POPSY190 1/20/2013 1:10AM

    I think I'd sacrifice the beard! All the best.

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JUSTYNA7 1/20/2013 1:00AM

    It passes but it is miserable until it does. I remember with my knee replacement getting sciatica... nowhere comfortable to lie and yet I was lieing in bed most of the day... it was terrible. But it did eventually pass and sure motivated me to get up walking! I would certainly consider shaving the beard. Sleep is a priority.

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KATHY024 1/20/2013 12:54AM

    That's a tough one as not sleeping makes us all nervous and upset I think.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/20/2013 12:23AM

    I hope he has a better night tonight. Perhaps he can shave off his beard?

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