I have some Good News and some Bad News....

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Well for my good news... the visits with the urologist have been productive. I am now on medication for my issue with frequency and leaking. I am not having those problems any more. I do, however, have dry mouth that I am learning to deal with. (Wish I could use some of the OTC products for that, but they contain dairy which I cannot have.) The surgery that the doc thought I may need can be put off until the condition worsens.. eventually. I go back in 3 months.

The bad news.... Gran's Alzheimers is much worse. The doctor put her on a new med to help the Alz med work better, but I think she will need to be taken off it. I think it has given her the runs, and I am tired of having to clean poo up off her, the chair, the floor, the toilet, and whatever clothing she has gotten it all over. I also cannot leave her at home alone in the day anymore. She used to be okay with no issues, but not now.

So, I am going to start looking for an agency to provide sitters at least 4 hours Monday through Friday and on afternoon and evenings that my family has plans. I basically told my uncle that he needs to make sure there is money in her bank account (I pay the bills, but have no idea how much she has since he has all the papers coming to him... long story). I told him that I have to work, that we have gone through ALL of our savings including my hushand's 401K and life insurance just to keep from going bankrupt (that's another long story... two mortgages).... anyway. He didn't seem too concerned for us.

Please be praying for me, my sanity, and that this agency thing works out for us. I really don't want to put her in a home, but it seems the next reasonable step if the paid caregivers don't work out.
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    Hey, Lonken. Hoping you're okay. Haven't heard from ya in awhile. ((hugs))
    2871 days ago
    Hey girlfriend,

    Sorry about your gran worsening, and I agree with Ann,
    Uncle should be letting you handle her funds unless he
    is going to be responsible for her care.

    I think a lot of women who have children have the leaking
    problem. I guess it could be hereditary too.

    Keep in touch, and take care of you...
    3009 days ago
    I am so sorry about your Gran. You have been a wonderful caregiver for her. Uncle needs to let you handle her funds since you are taking care of her!
    Glad your own health issue is sort of fixed by medication. Leaking is definitely a problem for alot of women. Good luck!
    3010 days ago
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