Saturday, September 12, 2015

Wow, I think fall has entered the picture. It is so chilly this morning. Not enough for heat but enough to wear long sleeves and socks.

We have had a downturn in hubby's condition. He is talking to his image in the mirror every day. He thinks it is the guy who cuts his hair and he tells him stories and just laughs and talks. I stood next to him and asked who the lady was and he looked in the mirror, then me, then in the mirror and said he didn't know who she was! Oh dear. He yells at the TV and was punching the screen because he didn't like the guy in the program. He has done that several times. Sat. he was in a lot of pain and can't tell me what is wrong so I tried to get him in the car but he didn't understand how to do that so I had to call an ambulance to take him to the ER. Long story but they catheterized him and we came home. Told us to follow up with Dr. on Tue. We couldn't get in until Thurs. and he was so mean and hateful to the nurse and the Dr. That is a first for him. He will be like that with me but never anyone else. Wouldn't let them examine him or speak after he told them he didn't want to be there and was going home. It was awful. We got home, had lunch and at noon he went to bed and stayed there until the next morning. He keeps saying I've been gone and he had no food and didn't know where I was when I have been here the whole time. I have a call in to Go Docs Go. If we qualify they will send a Dr. to our home when he is sick and once a month to take vitals and just check on him. I am afraid he will have something wrong and I will miss it because he can't tell me. This is a slippery slope we are on now. Sorry to go on and on but that is where I have been instead of here.

This card today is one I made to send to my granddaughter in college. I think she will enjoy it and laugh. The family was here Sunday to celebrate the birthdays and we did have a great time. Hubby went to bed at 4:50 and slept right through all the noise we were making. This is a My Favorite Things stamp set and it is so cute. The stencil is also MFT. I am going to enter it at NBUS, too since it is new. Be kind to one another.


Lisa Petrella said...

This is ADORABLE, Brenda!! Love that sweet little cow and the stenciling in the background! Sorry to hear about your husband's condition. This must be so challenging for you. Hang in there. You are a strong woman.

Di said...

Wonderful card Brenda! So cute :)

But it's so worrying about your husband - so sad to see him mentally slipping into a different world. As Lisa said above, hang in there, you're a strong woman. BUT, please don't ever hang back from asking the powers that be for more help honey! Can you have your hubby reassessed maybe?

Take care.


Di xx

Lisa said...

What an adorable card, Brenda!! I love the adorable cow!! The stenciled background is perfect!!

I am so sorry to hear about your husband's condition. You are a strong person to to through this. I'm praying you qualify for the Go Docs Go program so you get some much needed help. Keeping you both in my prayers.

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alexandra s.m. said...

I love your adorable card Brenda!
My heart goes out to you!
Hang in there!
Sending you much Love.

Colleen said...

Oh Brenda, my heart just breaks for you and your husband...I just finished a book called Still Alice...about a 50 year woman with early onset Alzheimer's...such a touching story and really brings this disease to real life. I am so so sorry. God bless you for hanging in there with love and patience! Your granddaughter will definitely get a good chuckle from your card!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

It is so hard to see a husband slip into an unknown world.....can't imagine. My husband is bipolar, paranoid schitso.....the other night I found him sitting on the kitchen floor because he was afraid the people on the tv could smell him. He gets terrible arm pains and hits his arm to stop the pain, bites his tongue and cheek and yelps when he does it, moans and groans and literally drives me crazy with his pain. I have to call out to God, because only he can solve this situation....he is still on the throne as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Surgery last Thursday for the hernia is still limiting me from doing anything and am still in a lot of pain and taking pain pills. Hopefully this next week will bring more healing.

So sorry to hear about your husband....just know you have friends in blog land that care and pray for you to get through all this junk that satan throws at us to wear us down and get our eyes off God and His Greatness.

Love your card.....I am sure it made you happy while you made it.

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Hello Brenda-gorgeous card today-very sweet :)
I am sorry that you are struggling at home with hubby xxx If the change in his behaviour was very sudden,and thinking on the fact that the fact that they had to catherterise him at the ER,he doesn't have a UTI does he?You know I work in a specialist Dementia Unit,and so many times a resident's behaviour will suddenly change and often agression/violence will escalate within hours,very distressing for the family members who come visit,but very usual for us to see and have to deal with-it is just a thought if the usual behaviour pattern has changed suddenly,just something to maybe think about asking for that urine to be dipped?
Sending you lots of hugs my friend,lots of hugs :)
Nessa xxxx

Brenda said...

Oh Brenda, I am so sorry to hear about hubby! I know you are worried that you will miss something because he can't tell you. It would wear on me too because we love our hubby's and just want the best for them. I know this kind of behavior happens a lot with these kinds of patients, but it is still hard to deal with and breaks your heart. I sure hope the doctor can come to you guys and keep an eye on hubby. I'm praying for you both my dear friend!!! Hang in there!!
I love, love the card, it is so dang cute and I just love that stencil. I love my cows, and even though we don't have any steers at the moment, I am looking forward to day we can hopefully get some more again. I bet your granddaughter will love the card too! Big hugs, Brenda

Liz said...

Such a cute card, I'm sure your granddaughter will love it!

So sorry to hear about the downturn in your hubby's condition. I can't even begin to imagine how hard it must be for you. Keep on fighting for the help and support you need. I hope it is of some comfort to know that so many of your blogging friends are praying for you both. xx

Di said...

So relevant Nessa! A UTI can bring about a huge change, remember it with Len's Mum - point well made.

Cathy said...

Hi Brenda, I LOVE your card, so adorable.

I too am sorry to hear about your hubby's deteriorating condition, Nessa has certainly posed an interesting question, sending you lots of hugs, you're in my thoughts & prayers, Cathy x

MaryH said...

Oh dear, I'm sending a big hug, cause I know you need one! Sorry to hear about all the upsets, and hope the coming week will be a tad better for you. Hope the dr. home visit plan will work out properly too. You've been so strong for so long...and what a worry when he can't really tell you 'what hurts' or why. Glad the family could be there for a little festivity and support for you also. This moo-moo card is just cute as can be. A fun image, and loved the stitch circle, and the wonderful stenciling. You are venturing out into new techniques. Good for you. Are you taking the next online class? I'm still waffling as have not seen the videos on the last one I signed up for - while at Stampaway! Take care, God bless and TFS

Mrs A. said...

Your card did make me smile. Reading through all the comments I was about to say urinary infection to you as a possible cause of his sudden change in temper.
We have the same problem with my Dad (he is in an Alzheimer's home now) who is much further down the line doesn't know who I or Sis are so know what you are going through. I don't know how you manage to look after hubby and still find time to craft. Hope you can get this latest upset sorted. Sending a huge big hug for you.Wish I could do so in person!! xxxxxxMrs A.

Kathy said...

Hi Brenda, I'm so sorry to hear about the downturn in your husbands condition. Sending hugs and prayers your way!
Your card is darling and I'm sure your granddaughter will love it.
ta ta for now, Kathy

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

I miss coming to your blog for a couple of days and everything goes crazy. Sorry to hear about the troubles with your hubby. My uncle used to look at himself in the mirror and say, "I hate that guy's shirt." He never did realize that he was looking at himself. Hope things go well for you this week! Love your sweet card. I bought that set too. HUGS!

Greta said...

So sorry, Brenda. Wish I was there to give you a hug & a break. You're in my thoughts. So glad you have fun with the family! Bet your granddaughter loved this darling card!

Jeanie said...

This is my first visit to your blog, Brenda. I spotted your adorable card on NBUS challenge site linkup and just had to come see who created it -- I love it! And, I'm sorry you and your hubby are having a tough go. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers, and I'll keep coming back to read and see what you're up to and how you're doing. Love and hugs from San Antonio, Texas.

Dora B. said...

I can only echo what the last commenter, Jeanie, said. Love your card and sending prayers your way.