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2 trips to the ER
DH ..92...for the first time wandered out of the apartment and tried to open up the car doors.We live in independent living and a neighbor noticed him and helped him lay down on the grass and they knocked on my door ( I had been napping as I have fibro and CFS )and we called EMS. DH had brain surgery 4 yrs ago and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 6 yrs ago. Emergency room found nothing and I brought him home only to call EMS a second time as DH could not walk. His right foot was all swollen. 2 trips to the Eroom and 12 hrs later he was admitted as they found he has 2 foot fractures. Have no idea when that happened as noone who helped him saw him fall.
So I am a nervous wreck and no family here. I pray they will send him to rehab as I know I can not take care of him. I am 82 and have medical issues. Also DH has explosive diarrhea due to Crohn's disease. I am at the end of my rope and just need some virtual hugs. Only good part is the hospital is across the street. I have his will which has a Do Not Resusitate directive on it. I can't imagine living without him but I can't imagine living with him and taking care of him. We moved here 3 and 1/2 yrs ago after his brain surgery and they also have AL and memory care . I sure don't have the funds for 2 places...an apartment for me and a place for him. Thanks for reading.
Hi Elshack - yes, that is so much to deal with... ((hugs))
It sounds like it is working out and your niece is being an advocate for you both.