@jillybeanactive 5 days, 1 hour ago
Hi Meghan I wish I could give you a big hug in person. Hope everything goes well today I’ll be thinking of you. I know how scary it is. My husband did his first dialysis treatment a year ago today so I have already been down the road your on. And it’s ok to be feeling the way you do I know I was a nervous wreck. Keep us posted.
Hi Meghan I will be thinking of both of you today. I send you a big hug I wish I could be there for you in person. I know what you are going through. It was one year ago today my husband did his first dialysis treatment we were both terrified. It is ok to be scared. Please keep us posted. Again big hugs.
meghan i am sorry you are having
such a rough time. i have been there done that. my husband is also end stage renal they say that mood swings are part of it. is there anyway you could talk to his nephrologist. or maybe one the nurses at dialysis can talk to the doc. just know ypu are not alone
Ok guys Ineed you advice.For the past few weeks my husband has been having really bad mood swings. I realize that this is common for people with endstage renal failure. Plus considering all he has been through in the last year and half I can’t blame him for being cranky. But he is not only taking things out on me he accuses me of doing all sorts…[Read more]
Hi Jill–I hope you don’t mind that I turned your request for help into a blog post. (If you mind, please let me know!!). We’re sharing suggestions for you here: http://www.caregiving.com/2014/01/request-for-help-a-cranky-caree/
We’re thinking of you and grateful for the opportunity to help you.
Hi Jill — I understand the frustration. I was/am going through the same frustration with Gharveyn at times. (OCD with him) He could be cranky due to his levels could be out of whack; and needs to be dialysised more often. How often is he going now? Plus as a fellow CNA, you know how cranky they can get when they are on fluid restrictions; and…[Read more]
Hi Jill, I too understand your frustration.. I’m going thru the same thing with my husband. It is very painful and hurtfull to be yelled at when you are devoting your whole life to help him. When he gets very cranky and starts an argument, i just say ok, keep my voice very calm, and ask him how do you want me to do this or that, i try not to…[Read more]
I completely understand your frustration. I’m also going through something similar with my mom and dad. It hurts so much to be on the receiving end of this. We have all been there to some degree. In the moment I have found that it helps me to be “mindful” by really focusing in on something else (i.e. how a blanket feels in my fingers,…[Read more]
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