Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I need your prayers for us. My husband is sick. We made it down to the doctor on Tuesday with everything seeming to be OK., but getting my hubby out of the car when I got home was a different story.I was beginning to wonder if I was going to have to get help. I got him out of the car and into the house.
He said that he was going to lay down because he was just tired. I went on to the college to get our son and when we got back I found a mess. He had a loose bowel movement on our bed and when I was trying to clean him up. He wasn't cooperative and I knew that I had a problem. We got him back into the car and I headed to the Emergency Room on Barry Road in Kansas City. I will not take him to our hospital because of a bad situation and all of his doctors are in the city.
We found out his ammonia level was to high along with some of the other things out of range. We. also. found out that he has a blood clot on his liver, which we have been given a couple of options neither are good. One is trying to dissolve it with blood thinners which is out of the question because his blood is already to thin and there is a problem with it clotting. The other option is a possible liver transplant, but there you have to weigh the options of whether he would make it through the surgery or would he bleed to death. It is a catch 22. We have an appointment with our primary care doctor on Thursday to talk with him about his health.
In the meantime, he is going to go to a skilled nursing home to get so he can walk better, for at the moment it is with a walker. I want him to be a little self sufficient, They didn't feel like he could stay by himself while I worked, but then if he has another problem like the last as quickly as it came on even if you had home health, they would not be here every day. It would also let me have a break for a few days or at least that is what I hope. I just felt at the present time maybe it was best to do put him in the nursing home. I know the tears will roll after it is all accomplished and I also know that it means his health is going down hill. I am just not willing to accept the fact. I just wish you would all stay an extra prayer for me. I have spent the week sleeping in a chair that made a bed living at the hospital 24/7. Have worked very little, but I did come home tonight to sleep in my own bed. I had some things that I needed to take care of here at home.


sweet violets said...

Oh honey, for sure am praying for you and hubby.....the nursing home is the best place for him right now, they can watch over him 24/7 while you are at work. He'll be home again in a jiffy, you wait and see!! You get some rest, take care of yourself, and God Bless you....hugs, cleo

Debbi said...

Shirley, I knew something wasnt right when I didnt see you keeping up with the ECS birthdays. I am saying a lots of prayers for you. God will give you the strength to make the right decision. You must take into account your own well being too.

nancarts said...

Shirley am so sorry that your hubby is ill. My prayers are with you both. God is amazing! Take care of yourself.
My thoughts are with you.


ShabbyESP said...

I am sorry to here about your hubby
Special thoughts and prayers go out to you and your husband.
Suzann xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Oh, Shirley, acceptance is just so hard. You're having a rough time of it, aren't you. My prayers are with you and your husband.
God bless.

The French Bear said...

My goodness Shirley, this is not good...
I am thinking of you and hoping the news will be better next time, please know that I am praying for you both...take care and remember to look after yourself too.
Margaret B

deb said...

Sending thoughts and prayers for you both.

Jillayne said...

Shirley I am praying very hard for you right now and for your husband. I was so sorry to read this post and hear of such terrible news. I was hoping with you for more time with no hospital visits but it seems that isn't to be.
The nursing home sounds like the right thing for you - you need your rest and time without active stress for your own health's sake.
Take care and bless you, Jillayne