Hey, how is everyone? I am not doing so hot. Dad is not doing any better right now. We have been in three more emergency rooms and in the hospital twice in November. He had a kidney infection and a staph infection in his lungs. I am drowning and we can’t caught a break. Dad is having a real hard time with everything. He has a catheter and now the doctor says that he has no feeling in his bladder and so we have to cath four times a day but sometimes we don’t get it done in time and he is completely incontinent. He is having a much harder time with dementia with all the infections.
Does anyone know anything about port-a caths? My dad has to get one next week. He is in too many hospitals and ERs and they can’t find a vein. So he is also having terrible blood sugar, in the 400 to 500 range. This is causing his kidney failure to get worse. Now just yesterday he had a 10 lb. weight gain. So that means that his CHF is acting up. So my mom is not dealing with this well at all. She is very irritable and upset and forgets everything. She needs help to do everything, too.
We still have home health and they are helpful but no family has stepped up. I think that we may move closer to dad’s docs. Hope everyone has a nice holiday.