Lactulose Taking It's Tol On Hubby.........Help>........

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hopefull2
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   Posted 12/12/2007 5:28 AM (GMT -7)   
  Well now I don't know what to do to help my husband I feel that my hands are tied.  Were both struggling with this new development in his health. We know what he has to do, but the lactulose is really taking its toll on him.  I don't think that i have seen him so sick or depressed. I keep telling him what the alternative is if he dosn't take the lactulose but it's so hard to see him this way.  He understands but I can see that he is doing this for me and not for himself.  If it was just him he would just let go. We will get through this but it feels good just to have people to vent to.  All I can say is thanks for being here and listening to me.  Hopefull2 
 
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myfather
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   Posted 12/14/2007 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   

 hi hopefull2, my father didnt get sick like that with the lactulose, guess we just got lucky about that, but we found that he was hiding it your pouring it out into into o kleenex because of the taste. he didnt understand how important it was to take, so i had a go around with him about it now i feel bad about it. towards the end the lactulose was irritating the lining of his intestinal tract and then the bleeding started so they had to stop the lactulose. you will find everybody is differant with it or how far the liver disease is progressing. we all understand what you are going through with your husband and the holidays are the worst. this will be my first Christmas without my father its a very strange feeling, but i have managed to put some christmas stuff up this year and back to work. enough about me you take care of your self and your husband this disease takes a toll on everybody.

you are in my thoughts and prayers

annette


hopefull2
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   Posted 12/14/2007 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi myfather I'm sorry you lost your father mine has been gone for 5 years and it dose get easier but you will aways miss him.  I know how hard it is to make it through the holidays but we have to make the best of it.  Have a good christmas and new year and thanks for your thoughts and prayers hopefull2 

Butterflythree
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   Posted 12/14/2007 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Annette, Your heart will heal. It will just take a little time. I hope you manage to have a Merry Christmas even though you are going through so much. Loss of a loved one is really hard. I lost my mother 14 years ago and sometimes the pain still feels as if it were only yesterday. I will be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

Take care!
Butterflythree
 
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Pink Grandma
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   Posted 12/14/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all, Just wanted to pop in and say hello. Annette I went to a "How to get through the holidays" bereavement workshop that was given by Hospice the weekend before Thanksgiving. At that time I hadn't even given much lot about the holidays and really did not "Give a rip" as our leader would say. What it taught me was to make some sort of plan. A very flexible plan but still a plan non the less. Give yourself an out so if you find out you really aren't up to it change it. I got my daughter and granddaughters to decorate the tree and I put out some of my decorations and lit a few bushes outside. Now usually my home is all decorated inside and out but I cut it way down this year. I have forced myself to wear my Christmas clothes to work each day. And you know what....I am not feeling as bad about it anymore. It's not going to be the same and I am going to miss how it had been in previous years but I have made the decision to try to make lemonade with the lemons that I was given this year. And the best thing about it ..is...........Christmas Day is only 24 hours. Annette light a candle for your dad on Christmas day and think of me. I will be lighting a candle for my husband and think of you. And if anyone else would like to join us please do so. Let's light up the day with candles in memory of our loved ones. My thoughts and prayers will be with everyone.
Pink Grandma
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When the going gets tough....the tough get going! Don't always know where I going but I get there anyways.

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