Mar 05, 2014 - 3:07 am
UPDATE: THANKS FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS, THEY WORKED. WE BOTH FELL ASLEEP AROUN 4-4:30 BUT JIM AWOKE AT 6:30 NEEDING TO GO TO THE BATHROOM. I MESSAGED A NEW FRIEND I MADE WHO IS A RETIRED NURSE. SHE SUGGESTED I LIE NEXT TO HIM AND HOLD HIM. IT TOOK ABOUT AN HOUR BUT HE EVENTUALLY SETTLED DOWN AND FELL ASLEEP, ALTHOUGH HIS MUSCLES STILL TWITCHED SOME. 45 MINUTES LATER THE AID CAME TO GIVE HIM A BATH. THAT HELPED AND HE SLEPT MOST OF THE DAY AND WAS ALERT THAT EVENING. WE BOTH SLEPT SOUND THAT NIGHT AND LAST NIGHT. HE HAS BEEN DOING WELL BUT IS VERY PALE AND SHALLOW BREATHING THIS MORNING. STILL TIEING FISHING LURES IN HIS SLEEP JOHN :) ASKING FOR CONTINUED PRAYERS. THANKS FOR THE RECOMMENDATIONS. I HAVE FAMILY WHO WILL STAY WITH ME BUT I HAVE A HARD TIME LETTING THEM DO THAT AS JIM (AND I) DO NOT WANT TO BE FAR AWAY AND I AM AFRAID THEY WON'T HEAR HIM WAKE UP. HE ALSO WOULD NOT LET THEM HELP HIM GO TO THE BATHROOM. i WILL PRAY ABOUT IT.
THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Jim is very restless this morning. All night he has been talking in his sleep and reaching up or moving his hand like he is moving a curtain aside. I am exhausted mentally, emotionally and physically. Nothing I do seems to help him rest. The hospice nurse came today and he looked good and is vitals were good except for his BP was up a little for him. Not long after she left he started getting confused again and talking in his sleep. He has progressively gotten more confused and restless. I have tried turning the lights out, playing the TV. One time he said my light looked far away. I did not have a light on. I eventually got up and sat next to him in the chair and that is where I am now. He just waved to someone and said goodbye, then turned on his side. Maybe he will go to sleep. I will probably stay here next to him.
Thanks for listening anyone who is awake at this hour.