Earlier this week, you might have read my blog, “The Juggling Caregiver” about my husband, Steve being sick last Friday night. Well, we’re having a repeat performance tonight.
Steve met a friend for lunch today and our son and I went out on a few errands and enjoyed lunch out together. Steve told us about his lunch, we discussed a few things and he went to work drawing out plans for a project to add a wall and put a new doorway in our bathroom so no one faints and is trapped in the area by the toilet and shower. After a period of time, I heard Steve go upstairs. I looked in on him and he was laying down taking a nap.
A couple of hours later, he got up and came downstairs to continue working on his project. I was reading a book in another room when my son walked up and whispered, “Dad’s asleep again.” I looked over and sure enough, he was. I thought that was odd.
Steve went into the kitchen and poured a glass of ginger tea. I asked if everything was alright, and Steve said his stomach was bothering him. This is similar to what happened last Friday evening. He drank the tea and went back upstairs to lie down. I checked on him, yes, to make sure he was still breathing, and he said it must have been the pastrami sandwich he had at lunch. Maybe.
Steve did put on a new patch, at the higher dose last Saturday morning, and has been wearing them daily since, with no adverse side effects. I’m not sure what’s going on this time, nor do I know what caused the problem last week. I’m hoping the rest of the night will not be a repeat performance.
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