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Things Have Been Alittle Wierd!!!!!!!


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I'm really not sure what's going on - maybe nothing is! Ever since the full moon a few evenings ago - Chris is different. I know they say that the full moon has an effect on people. He has been soooooooooo tired. Since Wednesday, he wakes up and has a really big breakfast and then wants to rest. Well that rest turns into 2 hours. Then I get him cleaned up and want him to get into his wheelchair and he says he tired and would rather stay in bed. He's been sleeping through lunch and has been sleeping till 5-6pm. I make him get out of bed for supper and by 10 - 10:30pm he's back in bed, sound asleep. The past few nights he has really been doing alot of dreaming that wakes him up and sometimes upsets him - maybe thats why he is so tired. tired.gif

 

I have also noticed a change in his personality since the full moon. One minute he will be very short and stubborn with me and then the next he is very appreciative and loving. Today he got so nasty with me because I wanted to get him cleaned up after breakfast (we only overslept till 10:30a today) that I told him that I wasn't going to take his attitude and when he was ready to get dressed to let me know. He slept till 2:15p and then said he was ready and his attitude was completely changed. After I got him dressed he slept till 5:30p until I woke him up and asked him what he wanted for dinner. He could bearly feed himself tonight because he kept falling asleep. Yawn.gif

 

He did have another one of his wicked headaches on Friday which are really starting to concern me. His blood pressure was fine even the PT checked it when he came for his session. I remember the nurses at the home told me that he was getting bad headaches alot. They told me that this is very common after stroke. I meant to ask the doctor last week at his visit - but of course "airhead" forgot. Chris has not been seen by a neurologist since his second stroke - so I need to make him an appointment - I think he should be followed.

 

I also noticed the past few days he is not eating as much as he used to. I guess I shouldn't compain about this because I thought he needed to fill up his feet first and work up his legs. I have never seen him eat so much. I thought maybe he is finally feeling secure being at home and all the previous eating was nerves.

 

Tonight for about 1 hour he was awake. It was really neat - We where laughing and joking around as we did before his stroke. He had his eyes open for once - it was wonderful to see his eyes - because that is what had attracted me to him when we where dating.

 

The doctor had prescribed him a sleeping pill a few days ago. The first night it worked great - he slept all night (finally so did I) last night he was awake twice - so tonight I hope he sleeps through the night - it would be great to get a good nights sleep. I feel like I'm back in the baby days. I have really missed not getting a good nights sleep.

 

Wow - tommorrow is Sunday. I'm hoping to be able to get some flowers planted outside - I'm lucky if I get one task accomplished a day.

 

But, no matter how hard it is - and some days it is really is a killer - I would never trade this for having Chris away from me and in a nursing home.

 

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HI KIM,

 

I STILL HAVE DAYS WHEN I'M TIRED AND SLEEP A LOT, THEN THERE ARE DAYS WHEN EVERYTHING IS OK. COULD BE MEDS MAKING HIM TIRED. THE BOOB NEUROLOGIST I HAD DISMISSED ME 1 YEAR AGO. I WENT TO A NEW NEUROLOGIST WHO ASKED IF I HAD CERTAIN FOLLOW UP BLOOD WORK, AN MRI, MEDICATION REVIEW, AND THERAPY EVALUATION. I SAID NO, SO GUESS WHAT I HAVE THE NEXT FEW WEEKS? RIGHT. TIME FOR TO ASK THE DOC SOME QUESTIONS.

 

BEST WISHES,

 

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