2/12/24 - Update on my Husband

@LindaOHio (149571)
United States
February 12, 2024 5:26am CST
This phone thing in my husband's room is getting to be annoying. He can't hear anyone on the phone, even when the volume is turned up; so I have been unable to speak with him. Today I will talk with the woman who is trying to set up a rehab facility for my husband to go to. I am hoping that he will be moved soon, because they are not getting my husband up out of bed, they don't seem to be too concerned about his not eating and he just keeps getting weaker and weaker. Very concerning. I am going to talk to the nurse today to see what can be done. By the way, I found a 1/2 dozen Meals on Wheels lunches in the freezer. Hubby hasn't been eating them; and he lost 20 pounds before going into the hospital. Thank you for your continued prayers, thoughts and concerns. You are all such good friends. Photo Credit: Pixabay
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@xFiacre (12469)
• Ireland
12 Feb
@lindaohio I do hope somebody gets hubby up and a bit more mobile soon.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
12 Feb
Me too. I'm really worried about him.
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@just4him (300653)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
I'm so sorry he can't hear anyone on the phone. I hope they get him into a rehab facility soon and he starts eating. I'm praying.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
12 Feb
Thank you so much, Valerie. I'm very concerned.
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@just4him (300653)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
@LindaOHio I'm sure you are. My prayers are with you.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
@just4him Thank you, Valerie. I just called again; and there's no answer.
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@snowy22315 (166910)
• United States
12 Feb
That doesn't sound good at all. Letting him languish there is doing him no good at all. He really needs a patient advocate of some sort by the sound of it.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
12 Feb
He's just getting weaker and weaker.
@celticeagle (156433)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Feb
I hope things get better. I hope that lady has some answers for you.
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@celticeagle (156433)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Feb
@LindaOHio .......Ugh!
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
Haven't heard anything today.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
14 Feb
@celticeagle They found a rehab facility and hubby may be transferred today!
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@rebelann (110406)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Feb
I am praying that the doctors and nurses caring for your husband will also consider you as they start planning things, you should be in charge of what is going on.
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@rebelann (110406)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Feb
Isn't there a way you could spend a night there to see what they are or are not doing?
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
14 Feb
@rebelann His cousin (our housekeeper) takes me so that wouldn't work. He may be transferred to a rehab facility today!!!
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
I want them to do more than they're doing, especially when it comes to his eating.
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@LadyDuck (451701)
• Switzerland
12 Feb
I am so sorry that you cannot talk with your hubby. I hope you can find a rehab and move him soon, he needs to eat.
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@LadyDuck (451701)
• Switzerland
12 Feb
@LindaOHio He needs to gain some strength, I cannot understand the hospital is not helping.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
12 Feb
Yes. The hospital should be giving him Boost or Ensure or something to give him some substance.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
@LadyDuck I spoke with the nurse yesterday; and she said she would order some Boost or Ensure for him. Without my intervention, I don't think they would have done anything.
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@kareng (52691)
• United States
13 Feb
They should be getting him up. I would voice my concern and complain about that if there is no medical reason for him not to get up with assistance!!
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@kareng (52691)
• United States
14 Feb
@LindaOHio He needs it. Even if it is just moving arms and legs in bed.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
Apparently he is getting physical therapy every day. I don't know how he's managing when he's not eating.
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@FourWalls (60695)
• United States
12 Feb
You know the lack of nutrition could be a contributing factor to his problem. Lots of people have had “brain fog” from not eating (causing a big dip in the blood sugar to low levels).
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@FourWalls (60695)
• United States
14 Feb
@LindaOHio — my personal opinion is that you need to talk to a medical supervisor in that hospital and tell them your concerns. You’re his voice right now. You’re also your own voice! Make sure they know he’s been “stashing” food and not eating, and let someone with some authority know your worries!
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
Yes, plus he is doing PT without any protein in him. I'm very worried.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
14 Feb
@FourWalls He will be transferred to a rehab facility maybe as early as today. He ate some ice cream and 1/2 roll yesterday. I was able to speak with him on a nurse's cell phone. He almost sounded like his old self.
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@sallypup (56983)
• Centralia, Washington
12 Feb
It's the hospital that is not caring well for your hubby? I worry about him cause nursing homes and such don't always have the time it sounds like he needs for getting up and about etc. I'm glad you found those meals.
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@sallypup (56983)
• Centralia, Washington
12 Feb
@LindaOHio Great idea about those drinks.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
12 Feb
I don't think the hospital is doing enough. They should put him on Boost or Ensure. I guess he is getting physical therapy; but I don't know how much.
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@MarieCoyle (25750)
12 Feb
@LindaOHio It’s so hard when people just lose interest in food and drinks. You have spoken of his speech being garbled. He may be having some trouble swallowing? Usually they cal use an IV to keep the patient hydrated but they rarely put a feeding tube or such in If there is anything he has asked for like ice cream or something, sometimes that will kick in the appetite. Not always, but might be worth trying! I am so sorry it’s not going better for you .
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@lovebuglena (42542)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Feb
If a person is chained to the hospital bad for a long time and can’t move around that can be bad for the legs. He has to be able to move around. Why wasn’t hubby eating his lunches before?
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@lovebuglena (42542)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Feb
@LindaOHio did you know he was putting them in the freezer?
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
@lovebuglena No. I thought he was eating them.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
12 Feb
I don't know why he wasn't eating.
@Hannihar (128890)
• Israel
13 Feb
@LindaOHio Thank you for the updates on your husband's condition. It sounds like the hospital is not a good one for your husband.
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@Hannihar (128890)
• Israel
14 Feb
@LindaOHio I agree with you
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
I think they need to be more concerned about his not eating.
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@Happy2BeMe (97578)
• Canada
12 Feb
That would be very concerning. I hope they can get him to a place where he will get the proper care that he needs.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
12 Feb
Yes, he needs to get out of that hospital bed.
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@Happy2BeMe (97578)
• Canada
12 Feb
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@porwest (76371)
• United States
12 Feb
I really do hope you can get some things resolved here and have better news. His appetite issue does seem concerning. Thanks for the update as always and I wish I had better news to read. Hang in there.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
12 Feb
I'm hanging in there; but I'm getting scared.
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@porwest (76371)
• United States
13 Feb
@LindaOHio Completely understandable.
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• Rupert, Idaho
12 Feb
Sorry to hear how he is doing in the hospital, hopefully they can move him soon....sending good thoughts
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
Thank you, Courtney.
@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
14 Feb
@MommyOfEli2013 He may be transferred to a rehab facility today.
• Rupert, Idaho
14 Feb
@LindaOHio I know, it's not much...
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@Juliaacv (47950)
• Canada
12 Feb
That isn't good that he has lost so much weight before his hospitalization as he probably has lost more since admission. I hope that you can get in touch with someone that will listen to your concerns and address them. He should be sitting up at the very least to build his strength and keep his blood flowing properly.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
Apparently he is going to PT every day; but how he's managing without eating I don't know.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48571)
• United States
13 Feb
I know that the phone situation is terribly frustrating. I hope that they find a nice facility for him soon.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
Didn't hear anything today.
@TheHorse (201853)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Feb
I hope the rehab facility is a good one.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
We are getting down to the dregs...ones that I don't want him to go to.
@JudyEv (321797)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
I'm sorry your husband's condition doesn't seem to be improving but I'm sure finding the frozen meals will be helpful.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
Haven't heard anything today at all.
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@Dena91 (15561)
• United States
13 Feb
I understand your concern about them not getting him up at some point during the day. He needs an advocate if you can't be there in person to make sure things are getting done for him to help him get better. Continued prayers for you both.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
Thanks, Dena. I need to talk to his nurse more.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Feb
I hope he regains his appetite and start eating. We have a similar sign like that one in the hospitals here.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
I haven't heard anything at all today.
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