I read this is how you get emotionally drained. I guess I need to find a way to care about my life as much as I care abouthis. Because I am sure drained right now.Continue
Please let me know what I am supposed to do if we are in a public place and David has to use the bathroom, but a *unisex* restroom is not provided?I have to entirely assist him with this, but I…Continue
This is the place to share your thoughts and tell us all how your day is going!Original message dated 06/12/12:I must admit, when I found out about this Careliving site, I had such high hopes. Wow, a…Continue
This is a place to introduce yourself to the community. Share a little background about your situation and tell other caregivers your loved one’s stroke story. Talk about what interests you most…Continue
I've been a caregiver since 2011 when my husband had his first massive brain stem stroke.
It left him with complete right side paralysis.
Last Tuesday evening he collapsed in my kitchen. He was rushed to the hospital where they found he has had several new smaller strokes on his brain.
He was also in Afib.
Today he's still in the hospital and his good side is weakened, speech much more slurred and his emotional liability has increased.
Despite all his meds they are…
He came home from rehab at 10:30, by 2:20 we were out the door. Had to pick up his prescriptions. And needed to get some food he could eat. It was a two hour adventure. Steve held onto and steared cart with right hand. We went very slow. Luckily the parking lot has wide spaces. And extra wide between lanes. So I was only sort of thinking of getting the car out of the parking space without hitting a car. But the trip. was stressful. Can't wait till I can leave Steve at home and go…Continue
Hi. My name is Andy. I am 58. My Mum had a stroke some time between Christmas 2014 and New Year's Eve. She was discharged to palliative 'end of life' care after a few weeks in hospital. I got her fast-tracked to a really nice nursing home near her friends, neighbours, family, and ex-colleagues so that we could all say goodbye to her in the last few days of her life.
That was a year and seven months ago. She is still alive. She can't speak, or move. She is in constant pain from…Continue