This blog is about life with my husband who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's and Frontal Lobe Dementia in 2008. He was 64 at the time although now, knowing more about the disease, Alzheimer's was present many, many years ago, which is why early detection is so important. As you read the blog the character"Al" that I created in 2008 represents the way that Alzheimer's is invading our daily lives.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Living with Bob and Al

Sheri is tired.
Another trip to the emergency room
This time by ambulance for Bob and "Al"
Bob ruptured a disk in his back
it is laying on a nerve causing
excruciating pain, more pain than Sheri
has ever seen him in, even with all the other
surgery's and injuries he has had.
Sheri is wondering if this common
that Alzheimer patients injure themselves
more often? How does Sheri keep him from doing these things?
Sheri is angry... they released 6'4 Bob back into her care
he can barely walk, bending is extremely painful, enough to bring tears to his eyes
The doctor had said he should go to a transitional care faculty, until Sheri
found out that insurance and Medicare would not cover the costs
Something about "Not having a qualifying event"
So now he is on steroids and oxicodine all of which the doctor said might really increase the confusion
And Sheri can't go to work for who knows how long
How does she keep doing this.... how does she keep this from happening again?
There must be some answers somewhere...
Sheri is tired.

1 comment:

  1. Sheri I have been reading this blog for a longtime....suescoggins.com. She is a very nice lady that has a husband with AD. Check it out and see if there is anything there that can help you...you know ideas, etc. Take care my friend. Prayers for strenght for you to carry on with this unfair journey. I am sorry Bob is in such pain with his back incident. Prayers for him to find some pain relief! Many blessings, Karen.

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