December 14, 2012 at 12:26 am #67500pamelaSpectator
I’m sorry George is having such a hard time. I am sending hugs your way.
-PamDecember 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm #67499
Lynn, I am so sorry, everything seemed more positive this morning when we talked about George loving his new bed. Hang in now, Lynn, I know you can do it, you have proven to be a very strong woman. Keep talking to George and stroking his arms.I am sending you big hugs and lots of love.December 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm #67498willowSpectator
Thinking of you, Lynn and your family.December 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm #67497
things have changed the last 2 hrs,dont want to get into it,but i will say that miss kay was here,and ordered 24hr care,nurse will be here by 6..love you all,lynn.December 13, 2012 at 3:52 pm #67496cherbourgSpectator
You can purchase disposable bed pads from any medical supply company. I would suggest checking with a local drug store that carries medical equipment and they will be able to guide you.
If you have access to a baby monitor it would be helpful to set it up in the room so you can hear if he tries to get up or is restless.
Above all….and this is one of the hardest parts…..Please take care of the caregiver….YOU!
We are all here for you. You and your family are in my heart and prayers….
PamDecember 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm #67495
Lynn, I have a suggestion about the diaper. If you ask for a couple of the rubber bed sheets they will protect the bed if George has an accident and I think you can then leave the diaper off. Unless of course company comes. Teddy didn’t want to be covered either but they made him wear the diaper because people would walk by the room (this was at their facility). He would try to remove it and I just gently moved his hands away. Just curious, is George a little calmer if he hears soft noise in the background like the TV or radio? Call anytime.December 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm #67494
Good morning ,well,we had a pretty restfull night,marions,keeping him uncovered off and on really helped,thank you for reassuring me it was ok,george slept much better,and when he got a little restless,i put a sheet over him.but this is what i wanted to tell you all,a few minutes ago,when i went to get my coffee,and go right back to george,wasnt gone 3 min,he was on his feet i dropped my coffee and too a giant leap to get him,and lay him back down,i ask him what are you doin,he whispered i got to pee…when he had his gulbladder removed in may,i was there 24 7 taking care of him,so i would hold the bedside urinal thingy so he could go,basically that is what i have been doing for him now,he has an aduld diaper,and i know he dose not like it,so i started un doing it,and helpiing him like i did in may,hes much more comfortable well,more later love and hugs lynn
P.S.Lainy i was going to call you yesterday,i just got busy with everybody being here..i will try to call you later….December 13, 2012 at 5:18 am #67493marionsModerator
Lynn….so glad to see that people have come to your aid. Hopefully George and you can get some rest tonight. Lynn, I don’t know whether I understand you correctly however; if George is trying to remove his covers then it may mean that he feels hot due to the fact that his internal body temperature can’t regulate normally. Don’t be afraid to leave him uncovered at least for a while. You may want to run this passed the Hospice nurse for clarification.
Thinking of you and sending tons of hugs,
MarionDecember 13, 2012 at 4:58 am #67492lisacraineSpectator
Lynn, you are one amazing woman. Sending prayers for all of you. Please try to get some rest.
LisaDecember 13, 2012 at 3:28 am #67491
Lynn, I am so happy you got the Hospital Bed. It will make a big diffrence. I am also happy that George’s family is there and helping. Hope you get some good rest tonight! Lynn, you are doing just awesome! I am thinking about you all the time.December 13, 2012 at 2:51 am #67490willowSpectator
Thanks for yhe update. things really do change hour by hour! So glad the day improved with your extra helpers. That’s key..you can’t do it alone. Happy George is resting now and is surrounded by the people who love him.December 13, 2012 at 1:58 am #67489
good evening everybody,we had quite an eventful early morning,and day.First,at 5am or so george sat up and hollered for his mom,he had his legs of the bed and he wanted to get up,i couldnt help i tried tho,he is so weak he couldnt,so he fell back on the bed with his legs hanging off,i tried to get them back on the bed,his legs were just to heavy,i called hospice and told sandy whats going on and they send an aide right away,in the mean time,i wasnt giving up,i got georges legs back on the bed,his aide,David,oh what a god send he is awesome,now george wouldnt coperate with me at all,But with david,george was awesome,David is so good with him,even his sister thinks hes great,well,anyway,david stayed 2 hrs,bathed george,shaved him gave him a massage,he really relaxed him.mis kay got here just after david left,and the hospital bed was delivered this afternoon,its wonderful…georges sisters and brother spent the whole day with him,his brother even helped me change georges shirt.i am sitting right beside george while typing this,yawning and snoring,and now taking the covers off,gotta go for now,Love and hugs LynnDecember 12, 2012 at 11:56 am #67488pamSpectator
So sorry, Lynn. Take it hour by hour. You are doing an incrediable job. We are all thinking of you and George.December 12, 2012 at 2:22 am #67487
Lynn, please keep in mind that you might want to ask the Hospice Nurse if George can go to a Hospice Facility. That is what I ended up doing with Teddy, and nothing to be ashamed of. I was afraid I couldn’t handle him and that he would get better care at the facility.December 12, 2012 at 2:01 am #67486pamelaSpectator
I hope tomorrow is a better day for you, Lynn.
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