It has been very hard. Mom is very upset all the time and I can’t get her to calm down. This is because of her dementia and also she doesn’t like that I am going to school and she cant come. She thinks everywhere I go she can go and that is not always the case.
My dad’s health was stable. We were getting good reports from doctors and then I had to go to a doctor out of town for me and when we got home he wanted to sit in his swing. He enjoys that. Well I had to put mom down for a nap and he somehow thought that he was going to get up. He usually doesn’t and he got really light-headed and passed out.
I ran outside and found him on the ground. I was able to get him up and was able to him to the ER. They did a CT scan and all kinds of blood tests. His renal failure was worse and his CHF and that all the electrolytes were off. He was put into hospital for awhile. While in the hospital he was told to get a hospital bed and to always use a wheel chair.
I have to find a hospital bed and a power wheelchair and he is doing worse with incontinence so we are still dealing with that. The dementia makes this really hard because he doesn’t remember why he has them on. So it is always checking to make sure. We have to get a gait belt because he is a large man and it is killing my back.
Mom is having a real hard time. I hope her doctor can help.