Sorry I haven't updated. Seems like there are no more breaks in life and I've reached a point where I sometimes just want to up and leave but my heart and love for my husband keeps me steadfast in my duties.
Buck was released from the hospital after more than a month in icu. Since we could never afford insurance and Oklahoma is the worst state almost for nursing home care, he was placed about 100 miles away in Eufaula at the Wellington Living and Rehabilitation Center. Long story short aft
Buck was doing so well at the hospital 22 days after his brain stem stroke. I was told it was finally time to move him to a nursing home. In Oklahoma I was told by the hospital social worker that there was only 2 nursing homes that would admit a patient with a traek. The best and closest one was two hours away. It was Wellington Hills in Eufaula OK. The director of social services said they were willing to take him even though we did not have insurance. The administrator of the nursing home came
The last two days have been 1 step back and 1 step forward. Buck looked better today but pretty frustrated.. The cathetor was removed due to an infection. Changed towels once an hour or two to keep him clean. Bowel moves are so demeaning to him. He was emotionally down today. I managed 30 reps on each of his arms and hands. He also developed bronchitis and they are checking what strain it is. Got his flu shot when he was admitted and his pneumonia shot today. Weaning him off blood pressure meds.
On this day of last year my Mom passed away in our home from complications of alzheimers. God I despise that disease. The last thing she said as she sat up in bed and looked straight at Buck was, "You won't live to see 60". Laid back down and then she was gone. Well I take that as a personal challenge Mom! Though she loved my husband like her own Son I will fight to make him better and keep him around past 60. He's 57 now. Why in the world would someone say that on their deathbed?
Just got back from the hospital. After 2 days of tests and minor surgeries Buck has finally had 2 solid days of deep sleep. When I showed up at his room they were getting ready to bath him. They always ask that I come back in 10 or 15 minutes. I find this almost humerous since after 15 years there is nothing he has that I haven't seen. Even if there was the horrors of this stroke and the medical procedures that have been done, watching a sponge bath would be nothing. Anyhoo. When I came back I w