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    I started doing my wifes BP at the hospital this weekend. She will be coming home this Thursday for good. I guess the 1 thing im most worried about is keeping her skin clean and healthy. How do i know when something is not right and when do i call or make a appointment for the doctor. I guess im trippin just feeling a lil over welmed with all the new changes to come. She has not been our home since her paralices 4-21-2008.

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    Originally posted by dizzal View Post
    I started doing my wifes BP at the hospital this weekend. She will be coming home this Thursday for good. I guess the 1 thing im most worried about is keeping her skin clean and healthy. How do i know when something is not right and when do i call or make a appointment for the doctor. I guess im trippin just feeling a lil over welmed with all the new changes to come. She has not been our home since her paralices 4-21-2008.

    It will all fall into place bud...coming home IS scarey.. but you can come here anytime this place helped me sooo much when i was fresh.

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      #3
      We're here to help dizzal.
      Just remember to catch everything as soon as it happens.
      Don't wait till it gets big. kwim?
      I'm sure you'll be great with her.
      Remember AD! That's at the top of priorities.
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        #4
        What level is your wifes injury?
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          Originally posted by dizzal View Post
          I started doing my wifes BP at the hospital this weekend. She will be coming home this Thursday for good. I guess the 1 thing im most worried about is keeping her skin clean and healthy. How do i know when something is not right and when do i call or make a appointment for the doctor. I guess im trippin just feeling a lil over welmed with all the new changes to come. She has not been our home since her paralices 4-21-2008.
          It's a brave new world you are entering Dizzal but have no fear you are not alone ! You can do this ... any time you have a question come here and ask and we'll do our best to answer and support you any way we can.

          It would be helpful to have a little more info. How accessible is your home ... what level injury ... do you have family/friends to support you??
          Let us know how we can help and always remember to take care of you .. too !!

          Obieone
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            #6
            ty all my wife is a c-6 c-7 incomplete

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              #7
              sorry for what you have to go through. great people here. lots of posts about life, and getting on with it. there's Dr young, and the sci nurses too. and their posts are really helpful too.

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                #8
                Thank you Jody they have been very helpfull and i will keep asking Questions

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                  #9
                  I hope your wife will be able to do her own BP at some point. It may be a possibility at her level.
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                    #10
                    hello Dizzal, when we first brought my son home he's 39, I was so scared...I remember a panic moment of calling 911 with his first ad while home...of course by the time they got there I managed to unclog his cath and that is all it took! and had been taught NOT to panic, lol...Just know you'll be a little frieghtened in the beginning but you'll have things down pat in no time! Will you have help? my legs used to shake when I'd use the hoyer knowing I'd drop him...today it's so matter of fact we just do it....We came home after 6 months with lots of drugs and I found I could not remember what each was for and how often to give it to him...so I wrote everything down, today show me a pill and I can tell ya what it is...what it is for....whether it works or not and when it expires,lol...and, you have CareCure! looking forward to getting to know you better! sending a hug for support, judy

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                      #11
                      Dizzal,

                      Keep in contact here. Those first few weeks will be the hardest and then everything seems to become matter of fact. Of couse things will still be hard but not as scary. I second what Betheny said about your wife doing her own BP if possible. From the spouse standpoint, I was willing to do it at first but then it did make it very hard to get out of the nurse/patient mode after doing that. I think sometimes I still have issues with that and I haven't done BP in over a year now.

                      Stay strong and know we are here for you.

                      Kelly

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                        #12
                        Oh my! Coming home is always so bittersweet after these types of injuries. Much love and compassion to both of you during this trying time. The emotions are going to be difficult, but adaption does come in time.

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                          #13
                          You're a good man, dizzal. A role model for loving husbands everywhere. Sorry about your wife's injury, and I wish you both the best of luck. It'll get easier, just like everything does with repetition.
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                            #14
                            I and my wife (c6/7) have been on this journey since 89

                            there are few things you have to get straight first to be the person she needs........

                            first, love is a decision, you need to establish that you will make this decision no matter what (good or bad)
                            second, no matter what is thrown at you there is help, here, family or friends (even though most will never have a clue of what you are going through)

                            third, be positive take a positive stance, she will need your strength in a new world of hopelessness

                            fourth, research, read all you can, don't take doctor's or nurse's opinions, look for second opinions, and those who have been through the fire....

                            fifth (put on flame suit) find God.... hook into the one true God, not the gloom and doom one so many preach of, but the truth that you can set your anchor to, and know that no matter how tough it gets you are hooked into the higher power and muck and mire can't hold you back....

                            my wife and I have (since 89) bought several houses, been married, she has carried & given birth to two wonder boys......we have lived on the east coast, west coast and traveled in between......... in the end it will be a journey that has put us at the top, and bottom but not a moment would I give up, cause we did it together............

                            feel free to hit me up with anything I can help you with

                            there are many good sources here---(check their post to see their fruit)

                            I will pray that God keep you and give you wisdom and strengh


                            jeff

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                              #15
                              I am hoping she will be able to do it on her own someday also betheny. Madmadmother yeah im a lil scared because she has not been in the home since her sci. So its going to be alot diffrent trying to figure out what to move around the home so that she can get around. Lawd i have no idea what pills she is taking and she comes home tomorrow.

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