Jul 07, 2004 - 5:31 am
i am so glad that this is here for care givers. my mom ended up in the hospital again and we almost lost her once more. she was too sick to eat or drink and had 10 i.v. fluids within 12 days. she also has congestive heart failure so too many fluids can (and were) dangerous. the drs. said that she had so much fluid that her brain was floating. she was very dilllusional and could barely breathe. she was getting cancer treatments 3 days a week every 3 weeks. now the dr. has changed her treatment to once a week for whoever knows how long. the positive side of this is she can breathe better now and is more alert so we know the treatments are working. now if only my dad and i can quit worrying so much and start sleeping and doing more self care. i feel very guilty if i do anything for myself. is that a normal feeling? any ideas on how to relax in order to feel less anxious and be able to sleep would help both my dad and i.i can seem to calm down enough to sleep so i am tired and grumpy, yuck! thanks for your input.