Entering yet another transition. Bruce had his Botox today. Doctor did more on his wrist and his knee. I look at those needles, the length and even as a nurse, grimace every time Doctor puts one in. Bruce has a great tolerance for pain, and he knows how painful this is, but agrees to go every time. I can barely lift his right arm to help him shower, so I know he needs it, but still I am so proud he agrees that he feels better, needs it and agrees to the treatment.
He'll be a sore puppy for a few days. Puncture wounds are the worse. Even this afternoon, putting weight on his affected thigh to help him sit up caused great pain. And he was off a bit - no Estim or hand brace tonight. And even Pema mentioned that his fluid intake was down. It is great to finally understand that he has concerns for the BR issues and monitors it himself. He'll be getting some PT and OT, whatever Medicare allows. So we are waiting to schedule that.
As to his weight, he is down another 4 lbs. For three months work not bad, but his follow up is in August and I told him I would like to see another 5. April was a tough month for us, so need to get back on board with Colleen - now that she is done touring - LOL.
We have been adding more chores here and Bruce is stepping up. And cognitively I have noticed some very subtle changes - more chatty, initiating conversation. Is part of this me relaxing and accepting he can do more independently and Bruce recognizes that? Hope so.
So, new therapies on the way. Botox kicking in and we shall see. Debbie