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9ball
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   Posted 7/5/2008 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Hi,
I posted a few days ago about my Daddy having diarerrah(sorry mispelled)We are having a terrible time trying to get him to sleep at night. While he was in the hospital with complications from gallbladder surgery they tried haldol, demoral, ambien, benedryl, ativan and temazepam. None of these worked. They made him very restless and kind of out of it. No sleep. Is there anything else that we can try? We are fixing to have to put him in a nursing home because for some reason he can't pee and they had to put a cathater in him at the hospital and when he got home, he pulled it out. The home health nurse told us that he would be better off in a nursing home because he might bleed to death if he pulled it out one too many times. He didn't even know that he pulled it out. We have to watch him like a hawk. But I really would like for him to be sleeping at night before he goes to the nursing home because I don't want them to drug him up. That would make matters worse.  If anybody has any ideas I would really appreciate it.
 
Dorseys daughter

Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/6/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there

First Ativan in AD ppl to me in my opinion is not a good drug at all
Nor is haldol

Temeazepam hadsa to be taken right prior to almost falling asleep or it MAY have tyhe oppisite efect

I would suggesst a benzo like diazappam but a small dosge like 1 to 5 mgss
'I know this helped my mom and also my dad

BUT DO talk to the doc first plz as I am not a profeesional

Just trying to help out

Keep us posted plz

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9ball
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   Posted 7/8/2008 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for your reply, we had to put Daddy in the nursing home today.

 

Dorsey's daughter


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 7/8/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Remeron is an antidepreeant but also has sleep properties in it too.Also Trazadone.......

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/10/2008 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
THanks Snowy

Sorry about having to put your Dad in a home

LYN
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/12/2008 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
How is your Dad making out in the Nursing Home

LYN
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9ball
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   Posted 7/12/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Lyn,

He is doing fairly well. They took his cathater out but he wasn't able to pee on his own so they had to put it back in. The next step is to see why he can't go on his own. But he doesn't want to be there. I think that he thinks that we don't want to fool with him is the reason that we put him there. If he hadn't pulled his cathater out, he would still be at home. But we were afraid that he would pull it out again and bleed to death. The situation is hell on us kids.  Thanks for asking.

 

Dorseys daughter


Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/13/2008 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I know that feeling all too well
I opted to keep both parents at home til they passed and mom was with this DD for more than 10 yrs
Dad went quicker as he was pining for Mom too

Keep me posted k
I do really care about all that come here

LYN
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 7/13/2008 8:17:20 AM (GMT-6)

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