Frustrations at the nursing home
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Two big problems. Darn.
Hubby needs a "small" surgery. The pump holding a medicine needs to be replaced. After I think, 5 years they do that. But... it is Tuesday and Monday many things need to be done!
I didn't get the phone message* and I just found out today. I have been saying some prayers hoping it does not get too crazy. I guess he has to stay overnight Monday. Hopefully, the testing can be done at his nursing home. They did some of the tests today.
Hubby has a swallowing problem. Yesterday apparently it got bad during breakfast. I was not there. So, the solution is mushy meals. He will throw this kind of food!
He already gets thickened beverages.
The problem is not always happening. It is OK for quite awhile, then it becomes a problem again.
He gets therapy for swallowing. I think he can't feel when his throat gets partly clogged. Then he stuffs more in. And that is when he starts to choke. He is really stubborn and won't really face the problem.
The therapist is trying to teach him to "clear his throat." I work with him, too. But he gets mad at me. He does comply when the therapist is there.
* I have been sleeping way,way too much and feeling tired even when I am awake.
I need more thyroid medicine I just found out. So... things like checking the phones does not happen often enough.