Saturday, January 24, 2009


No sooner do I feel like I can breathe again, can have some hours to be by myself.
Plan A with the help of the VA and getting husband in a day care, which is owned by
the hospital , and a phone call.

Nurse said that he wanted to come home and was very agitated to the point
that his heart rate was too high.
Then the nurse suggested that we put him on Lexapro. Most of our clients are on
Lexapro she adds.
All well and good (I take that medication) but it takes a few weeks or more to
show that there is an edge off your emotions.
Nurse argues with that but then when daughter Sabrina tells her we
probably will keep him out then. Period.
Nurse sees that a client is about to leave so she cajoles and explains
that the others are at risk and they do not want that but they do
want him there. No question about it.
Talk to his DR she said.
By now we are Friday afternoon and it is 3 o clock
you think a VA doctor is available when they leave at 4. (for the week end)
So now what to do.

The VA doctor had given him very low dosage of valium
told me to give him 1/2 of the pill.
He was OUT. I do not want him to sit here OUT for 8 hours.
Reason we liked the day care is because they have activities till 3 pm
he needs some stimulation.
They make things, childish things I know, but they become children.

Do not know what the answer will be.
I am upset about it.
I am on the fence of what is best for him and for me.
The free hour I had for these short weeks were such a blessing.
I felt like a different person.
So on to a week end and trying to see what the next puzzle
will bring to resolve.


Anonymous said...

Yep. The title says all. my father died with Alzheimer, and unfortunately only someone who has a close relative with the same problem finds out the truth. Just do realize that they're not here anymore (it's cold I know, but true and there's nothing we can do to change that) but you still are and you must think on that for your future. Keep it up for your sake.

Unknown said...

I'm so sorry. I have no advice and do not know the right words. I have seen alzheimers three too many times with my dad, and Chris' grandparents. It truly sucks.

I do know you are a WONDERFUL wife, mother, and grandmother!

Jeannot said...

Thank you very much for your input.

Jose thank you.

Joy, many thanks for the compliments. I think about you guys all the time. The enormous task you have taken on in this life.
You are very special.