That Was A Bad Night

@andriaperry (63955)
Anniston, Alabama
December 24, 2016 11:23am CST
Being a full time care taker can be so hard. I give up sleep and have many backaches but I do what I know I have to do. I force people to get up and walk with words, kind words, well sometimes I have to ask what color casket they want but I get them up and moving again. No matter what age. I got Tony up and walking, for the most part without anything to prop on. I have Tony eating full meals once again. But last night I cooked the turkey, I pout it on 250 degrees and cook it while I sleep, he woke me at 5 am opening the front door, I went to bed at 2 am, I jumped out of bed when I heard that door open, he said the smell was making him sick. I turned the oven off, I knew the bird was done and turned on the fan over the oven and went back to bed. I woke an hour later because he had the t.v. really loud. I turned off the oven fan and cut the t.v. down. Needless to say I am exhausted today. This morning he is was still feeling bad. I got up took all the numbers, gave him meds, food and breathing treatment and he is sitting watching t.v. feeling better. I am cooking Christmas dinner today because Tony thinks he can die any minute. I assured him that anyone can die any minute, even me. So guess who will over eat today? Merry Christmas!
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@hostessman (10314)
• Tucson, Arizona
24 Dec 16
just hang in there girl,, things will get better.. you and Tony have a merry christmas//////
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@andriaperry (63955)
• Anniston, Alabama
25 Dec 16
Thank you, I intend to keep going.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
24 Dec 16
I know that any of us could die at any time, but to actually believe it's going to happen soon must be devastating. You are obviously doing a good job caring for him, I realise how hard it must be. I hope you have as good a Christmas as possible.
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@andriaperry (63955)
• Anniston, Alabama
25 Dec 16
Thanks and I will make it a merry Christmas.
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@TRBRocks420 (86138)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Dec 16
Merry Christmas and, enjoy the dinner. I hope he gets to feeling better.
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@andriaperry (63955)
• Anniston, Alabama
25 Dec 16
Thank you and Merry Christmas. He will, hopefully next week when the docs set the game plan.
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@Corbin5 (123154)
• United States
24 Dec 16
Tony is so fortunate to have you caring for him. I do hope you both get to enjoy the turkey dinner. A Merry Christmas to you and to Tony.
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@andriaperry (63955)
• Anniston, Alabama
24 Dec 16
Thank you, Merry Christmas to you too
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@1hopefulman (35016)
• Canada
25 Dec 16
I didn't know he was in such bad shape. He is fortunate to have someone like to take care of him. All the best!
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@andriaperry (63955)
• Anniston, Alabama
25 Dec 16
Thank you but he is better than before, he was on life support for 7 days and now three weeks later he is eating and walking and has no need for oxygen.
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@1hopefulman (35016)
• Canada
25 Dec 16
@andriaperry That's great news! I hope he continues to follow ways to improve his health.
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@teamfreak16 (42537)
• Denver, Colorado
24 Dec 16
We don't celebrate, but Merry Christmas to you too.
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@andriaperry (63955)
• Anniston, Alabama
25 Dec 16
I often wonder, what do you do? Is it just another day. I mean isnt everything closed down there as well?
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@teamfreak16 (42537)
• Denver, Colorado
25 Dec 16
@andriaperry - We go to the yearly community dinner across the street, and then walk up to the bar for a couple pitchers. But we have no bar money this year.
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@JudyEv (142064)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Dec 16
You really are dedicated to that man, aren't you? You are certainly storing up a lot of karma.
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@andriaperry (63955)
• Anniston, Alabama
25 Dec 16
When I feel someone can get better I will try my best to help, I am an optimist and he is NOT. So I look back and ask ( anyone under my care) Are you coming with me? They will because thy know I will make sure they get the best care.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Dec 16
You do a noble job. Hopefully you'll both get tired from the turkey and sleep well---but not forever. I could work full time as a caretaker for kids, as they have their whole lives ahead of them and are easy to toss around. But I'd have a harder time with older folks, even though I love talking to older folks.
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@jstory07 (72444)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Dec 16
Eat small meals it is better for your health. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas.