4/15/24 - Update on My Husband

@LindaOHio (159730)
United States
April 15, 2024 2:26am CST
My husband called last night. He likes the weekends at the facility because there are a couple of nice nurses that take good care of him. The meals are still a challenge though. His roommate has a hearing problem; and he had to tell someone to turn his TV down. He had fallen asleep with the TV blaring. It's also a challenge to get a good night's sleep there. People will talk loudly in the halls at all hours. No one seems to have a clue. No physical therapy on the weekends. Thank you for your continued support, prayers and thoughts. Photo Credit: Pixabay
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@MarieCoyle (29912)
15 Apr
Maybe you can find him a set of those soft, noise canceling headphones, they are wonderful for blocking out noises!
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@jnrdutton (2634)
• United States
15 Apr
I can definitely vouch for that. I have a pair and would recommend them as well. They shouldn't be significantly expensive last I knew.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
15 Apr
I wouldn't want anyone to steal them. There's a lot of that going on in facilities such as that.
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@MarieCoyle (29912)
15 Apr
@jnrdutton One of my daughters bought my son a pair. He is in and out of the hospital quite often and he uses them there. He says they help a lot.
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@LadyDuck (461441)
• Switzerland
15 Apr
In those facilities the nurses should take care so that no one after 10 p.m. disturbs the sleep of the others. I am sorry for your husband.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
The nurses are the worst offenders!
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@LadyDuck (461441)
• Switzerland
16 Apr
@LindaOHio That is not at all good.
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@FourWalls (62942)
• United States
15 Apr
Maybe they assume “everyone” is deaf. Glad he’s doing well. Let’s pray he gets home where he can have you, home therapy, normal meals, and a good night’s sleep soon!
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@FourWalls (62942)
• United States
16 Apr
@LindaOHio — I tell people I appreciate boring after having my “boring” Thanksgiving disrupted by my mom’s brain aneurysm in 2007. You appreciate “boring” once it’s not there.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
17 Apr
@FourWalls I'm so sorry.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
Yes, and we can go back to our nice, boring lives.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Apr
I'm glad there's good help on the weekends. I'm sorry his roommate has the TV so loud and needs someone to turn it down when his roommate goes to sleep.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
@LindaOHio I'm glad he almost enjoys them.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
My husband almost enjoys the weekends because they take good care of him.
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@jnrdutton (2634)
• United States
15 Apr
I'm glad he's being well cared for, and I totally sympathize with his frustrations regarding the clueless people,so rude on their part.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
15 Apr
I'm so tired of rude and uncaring people.
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@Beestring (13529)
• Hong Kong
15 Apr
I'm glad he is well taken care of.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
He is on the weekends.
@BarBaraPrz (45751)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Apr
And don't forget the elephant races inn the hall at 5am.
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@BarBaraPrz (45751)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Apr
@LindaOHio The custodial staff polishing the halls with those big machines... at least that's been my experience when spending any time in hospital.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
17 Apr
@BarBaraPrz Oh OK. I understand now.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
Sorry? I don't quite follow what you're saying.
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@snowy22315 (171742)
• United States
15 Apr
If the nurses are nice..maybe he can get their assistance with the noise pollution.
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@snowy22315 (171742)
• United States
16 Apr
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
They turned the TV off for him.
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@rebelann (111544)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Apr
If only those dumb nurses or aides would do something about that noise, like maybe getting that room mate of his a pair of earphones.
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@rebelann (111544)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Apr
Would they do that for him?
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
17 Apr
@rebelann They might. I could go through the head honcho there.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
I told him he should request a room change.
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@TheHorse (208048)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Apr
The TV thing makes me smile and shake my head. Some of my "older" friends are a bit hard of hearing, and I have to talk loud to reach them. They are comical when they get stoned and can't really hear/understand what each other is saying.
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@TheHorse (208048)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Apr
@LindaOHio That would certainly make sense.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
Hubby should request a room change or wear earplugs.
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@JudyEv (327634)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Apr
It was like that at Mum's nursing home. No-one bothered to keep their voices down.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
No, no one seems to have any concern for those that are trying to sleep.
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@arunima25 (86078)
• Bangalore, India
16 Apr
I was thinking on the same line as Marie. A noise cancelling headphones might be a good help if your husband is comfortable using it. Happy that he likes the weekend there
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
17 Apr
Yes, I'll mention it to him. Thank you.
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@arunima25 (86078)
• Bangalore, India
18 Apr
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15 Apr
In the mental units of my local hospitals, all of the times I was there was a communal TV in the lounge and it went off at 10 p.m. and after that, everybody had to be in bed by 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. depending if it was a weekend or weekday and the nurses made sure we were quiet past bedtime. I do NOT mean your husband should be in one, but I mean places that have a large group of people should have some rules like that If we really couldn't sleep as happened to me a lot I was able to sit in my room and read quietly until I fell asleep I wish your husband all the best and hope he gets some sleep! Have a great day!
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
Thanks, Jennifer. Maybe he will be home in about a month.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
17 Apr
@LovesEverybody Thanks. I hope it's sooner too!
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16 Apr
@LindaOHio I hope so! Maybe he will be home sooner. I will keep praying he gets home sooner!
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@grenery8 (3680)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
15 Apr
when i was in hospital for a small procedure,i couldn't get any sleep either. i am glad you called your husband and that there are good fairies among the nurses
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
Yes, the weekend nurses are the best.
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@grenery8 (3680)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
18 Apr
@LindaOHio at least something
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@GardenGerty (158055)
• United States
15 Apr
It is really good he finds things to like on the weekends.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
There are two weekend nurses that take good care of him.
@AmbiePam (86228)
• United States
15 Apr
That has got to be one of the most annoying things a roommate can do.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
Yes, it's very annoying.
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@LeaPea2417 (36641)
• Toccoa, Georgia
15 Apr
Maybe your husband can wear ear plugs when he tries to sleep.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
That's a good idea.
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@Juliaacv (48916)
• Canada
15 Apr
I wonder if he quietly mentions to the therapist today, that he should be better rested after the weekend but the night time noise level doesn't lend itself to getting a peaceful night's sleep. That approach may help.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
He could even request a room change.
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@RasmaSandra (74462)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Apr
Blessings to him and I keep him in my prayers, Really wish he could have been transferred, Have you asked the other facility to let you know if an opening occurs?
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
Yes, they are supposed to let me know.
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@Dena91 (15983)
• United States
16 Apr
It's a shame his roommate can't use ear plugs with the tv. Our Roku has that, and it helps when Mike falls asleep, and I am watching something. Glad there are nurses there that he likes.
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@LindaOHio (159730)
• United States
16 Apr
I think he should have asked to be transferred to another room; but he doesn't want to do that.
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