deb10653 Posted April 15, 2008 Share Posted April 15, 2008 I ended up taking Dave to the hospital Saturday night, running a fever and I knew he was dehydrated, the no eating was not improving. His potassium was super low, had an infection and was just plain miserable. So it is now Tuesday, his blood count is up and his potassium is normal, the infection is still a mystery and they keep trying to figure it out, it is in his blood and they think colon/bladder related but when you don't intake there is no output to check!!! His mouth had the start of "thrush"??? and is sore but healing, the appetite is still gone and slowly he is realizing he HAS to eat but it is a real serious struggle right now. I just am so scared, he looks so beaten at the moment. His daughter is here from California and that has helped a little but you can not make someone eat...he is staying hydrated much better and did eat almost half a sandwich at lunch...just praying he starts being that fighter I saw a week ago...so quickly he aged, lost a lot of weight and just wasn't the Dave I know. Emotionally I am a wreck, full of guilt for not being a better caretaker, guilty when I leave the hospital, cried daily to exhaustion but somehow I know this is a day to day struggle and I am not willing to give up this soon and he SAYS he isn't either...so many people praying for him I just do not want it so end this quickly. Sorry for this but I really needed somewhere to be able to unload...am only home for a minute to pay bills and do the HAVE TOS but stopped in to UNLOAD...thank you Deb Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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