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    Life Change

    I too love my husband, but I am so tired and just don't see it ever getting better. He is C3-C6. He absolutely can do nothing. No feeding, bathing, cathing, bowel, etc etc. I also take care of my...
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    I get very frustrated because my husband won't...

    I get very frustrated because my husband won't stay off his. He can't see them so I took a picture with my digital. Didn't need much more than that and reading to him posts from SCI Nurse. He had...
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    Hi Lilsister. Just thought of 2 more things that...

    Hi Lilsister. Just thought of 2 more things that I dislike more than BP. One is removing his false teeth and the other is allergy season and nose!! AND I have my 80 year old mother living with me....
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    My husband is C3-6, incomplete. He is 100%...

    My husband is C3-6, incomplete. He is 100% dependent. I have no help with his care. I also care for my 80 year old mother.

    The bowel program has never been a problem for me, as I just figure...
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    I just thought of another thing. Do you irrigate...

    I just thought of another thing. Do you irrigate your husbands bladder? Mine still has quite a bit of mucus in his urine and I irrigate him at least once a day, at bedtime.
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    My husband had augmentation approximately 3 years...

    My husband had augmentation approximately 3 years ago. I can't truthfully say we remember how much he held at first- but the surgery was a blessing TO ME. He doesn't leak between caths, no diapers...
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    I had been taking Ambien for quite some time. I...

    I had been taking Ambien for quite some time. I also did not connect it for almost a year with another problem I was having. I was sleep walking and eating. Absolutely no memory of it until the...
  8. Thread: Vomiting

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    Sure is nice to be able to count on you. He...

    Sure is nice to be able to count on you.

    He hasn't had any food today except a bowl of cereal. No new meds. Not been away from home in months. As for distended stomach- not sure that is a new...
  9. Thread: Vomiting

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    Vomiting

    For no obvious reason my husband has been vomiting for the past four or five hours. This happened once a couple of years ago and he ended up hospitalized for dehydration. The doctor thought Prozac...
  10. Thread: senakot

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    My mom was having some constipation problems and...

    My mom was having some constipation problems and I gave her Senekot. I noticed her face was red but didn't put the two together. By the third day, her face was swollen and she was having trouble...
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    I just never imagined how easy it is to get a...

    I just never imagined how easy it is to get a pressure sore. I check my husband thoroughly or so I thought. He had a sore muscle on the back of his leg above the knee. I stretched him, used a...
  12. Thread: Magic bullets

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    Is a prescription needed for Magic Bullets? I...

    Is a prescription needed for Magic Bullets? I know you said you don't need one. I would like to get some for my husband. I asked his doctor about them today and he had never heard of the.
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    I would like to thank you for always being here...

    I would like to thank you for always being here when I have needed you.

    The home health nurses have been treating my husband's pressure sore. Each time they come they feel it is their duty to...
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    Maureen, stay off it! I guess you can look at it...

    Maureen, stay off it! I guess you can look at it this way- the longer you sit, the worse it will get, the longer you will have to stay off it and miss work.

    I left my husband at a nursing home...
  15. Thread: Joking or Not

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    I am inclined to think it is because someone else...

    I am inclined to think it is because someone else is here. I know he isn't serious, but not sure what they think. I told him that they will take him away from me if they think he is sincere. ...
  16. Thread: Joking or Not

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    I must have not made this clear. He is telling...

    I must have not made this clear. He is telling the home health gals that "I" am the one that mistreats him. And I would never even think of doing that. But I wonder if they know he is kidding
  17. Thread: Joking or Not

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    Joking or Not

    Home health has been coming out for a couple of weeks now to help with my husbands pressure sore. He says he is joking, but makes remarks to them that really concern me. Like, "She doesn't feed me,...
  18. Thread: Pressure sores

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    Nurse, I just wanted to let you know that I...

    Nurse, I just wanted to let you know that I followed your advice and consulted my MD about my sweethearts pressure sore. I still find it hard to believe that a nurse would consistently tell him it...
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    I too resisted antidepressants. I have always...

    I too resisted antidepressants. I have always felt that "if it can be done, I can do it". But I finally admitted I needed help. I agreed to Zoloft and so did my husband. He seldom has down days...
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    Lilsister, I was trying to respond to your post...

    Lilsister, I was trying to respond to your post and certainly screwed it up. Yes, he was bald before. I love the sense of humor.

    I truly am not advocating that everyone handle depression and...
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    [Originally posted by lilsister: Jen, it may...

    [Originally posted by lilsister:

    Jen, it may be just a way to get reassurance, who knows? Counciling may help. But if he refuses, there's not much you can do. In my case, I just don't buy into it,...
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    I have no doubt that I will be considered "COLD",...

    I have no doubt that I will be considered "COLD", but I have lived with the depression and almost daily suicide talk. I hear daily how I would be better off if he and my mom were gone. Well that is...
  23. Thread: Pressure sores

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    Holy cow. Sorry about the size of the picture.

    Holy cow. Sorry about the size of the picture.
  24. Thread: Pressure sores

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    I left my husband at a nursing facility for three...

    I left my husband at a nursing facility for three weeks and this is what he came home with. They, (staff) told him he did not have a pressure sore but instead looked like he had not been dried. ...
  25. Thread: Severe symptoms

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    Thank you. As always, I respect your advice. ...

    Thank you. As always, I respect your advice. Another occurence like yesterday and that is where we will be. Sometimes I just need your response as ammo to move him.
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