Oh, that is wonderful news! Just wonderful! Please tell him Happy Birthday!
So sorry that all this has come down on you and hubby. Prayers being sent for both of you and daughter also.
Prayers for you and yours... Remember we are here if you need to talk...
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Frank went to the rehab unit at the same hospital where his surgery was done. So glad they had a bed. He was there 2 years ago at the time of his Alzheimer's diagnosis. Great care. He was anxious & grumpy Thursday when he transferred. I just keep telling him he has to work hard if he wants to come back home. He has to be able to get up the steps to the house. Then everything he needs is on one floor. He's done remarkably well considering his age & osteoporosis. No post op complications at all. So now he has to really work to get his strength back & be able to navigate the stairs. Otherwise he is at his pre-op level of functioning. The anesthesia doesn't seem to have had a negative effect on the dementia. One day at a time. Move forward, not look back at "if only."
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He seems to be doing well.That must be a big relief for you. Yes, one day at a time, look forward not back, although we all do that sometimes, it’s human nature. Look after yourself, caring is hard work and you need rest , and relaxation too.
so glad he is now in rehab leis hope they keep him a while so that you can rest and recover too xx
Char baby. I certainly am offering prayers for you and this difficult situation. A couple of years ago you offered to pray for my granddaughter who has an addiction problem. I thought this was so sweet and generous and I appreciated it so much. To this day I have a warm feeling when I see your name on messages. Blessings and all good wishes.
Thanks everyone. Frank's mental status is really foggy. I am going in early tomorrow to catch the doctor. I think the pain pills are making him goofy; he's hallucinating. He's had trouble in the past after other surgeries with opiates. Even much younger & stronger, pain meds made him psychotic. Today he was watching a pot of cheese sauce. Very strange but he was a cook. I hope it's the pain pills. Giving anesthesia to a dementia patient is always a risk. Time will tell. He's walking with a walker & 2 staff to spot him so he doesn't fall. Very dramatic which is actually pretty normal for him when he isn't well. Thanks again so much for your prayers and support. It means the world to me. I'll keep you posted. I'm sleeping a little better. Thank heaven for air conditioning. It's still sticky & in the 80s here. Rained just enough to bump up the humidity. God bless KPers everywhere!
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Thanks for the update Charred and you sound strong. Hallucinations can be interesting. When my mom got demented, she was so psychically seeing and hearing what others couldn’t, that I was fascinated. Stay well.
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it is sad that you are dealing with all this. Old age is not easy for those of us going through it. It is hard on caregivers, ourselves and our families. However there isn't a darned thing we can do to change it.
I have you in my thoughts and Prayers. Have you gotten help for treatment to learn how to deal with dementia? It reached the case that my sister was unable to live at home even though it was heartbreaking for those of us who were trying to deal with it. She isn't that much younger than my hubby and I and
I know I couldn't deal with what is happening to her.
Growing old is not for cowards that is for sure. It sounds as if you need some outside help to sort out what is happening. I do know for sure that it is just about impossible to deal with dementia. Please take care of yourself. there are usually places where you can get information and help with finding the right thing to do for him.