Nutrition...and a Sad Turn of Events

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Motivated by a message from a New Jersey sparker, I decided to try the nutrition tracker again. To my surprise all the old favorites were still there, quite a list. Also to my surprise was that my breakfast totaled close to 400 calories! I'm trying to eat healthy and am using butter in place of margarine; who knew that one tablespoon is more than 100 calories! So I will use that sparingly.

Now to more serious stuff--my DH has been in the hospital and now in a "care center," aka nursing home, for rehabilitation, so they say. On April 11 he announced he thought he was having a heart attack so I took him immediately to the emergency room. It was determined he did not have a heart attack--but he does have COPD and the chest pains could have been triggered by that.

So they decided to admit him for more tests. He was beginning to show signs of dementia but the hospital experience quickly exacerbated his symptoms. He now barely recognizes me and cannot articulate a coherent thought except to express that he wants out of there. If he does improve the plan is to bring him home but the way he is now I could not care for him on my own. So I do not know where this will all end, but I'm glad
to finally write about it.

Anybody with experience with Alzheimer's out there? I'd like to hear your story.

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  • TERRI289
    I was concerned when I hadn't heard back from you but I figured that you were busy. So sorry that everything is so out of sorts. Will call you tomorrow to touch base...

    2124 days ago
    I am so sorry to read about you and your DH's turn of events.

    My Father had this condition. He lived for a long time with this. I was blessed with the fact that every time I went to see him, he knew who I was.

    You are brave to put this out here.

    There are Alzheimer's support groups on here. You might want to check them out.

    Also, if you want, you could ask a question on the message boards about this subject. There is always a lot of support on this site.

    Good luck, and blessings to you.

    2127 days ago
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