Hello Jo Ann and Carol,
You both got me thinking. My husband's voice got a whole lot softer too.
Could it be from the fluid build up in the chest? Whenever my husband started retaining fluids in his chest area he always complained that it was very hard to breath. If they can not take a deep breath because of the fluid retention it stands to reason that their voice could not be as loud because they are taking shallower breaths. Not to mention the extreme fatigue along with it.
The doctors were not only readjusting my husband's lactulose frequently they also readjusted his diuretics frequently too.
Had I only realised it sooner. But when your in the middle of it you are almost as fatigued as the patient from doing everything.
At least I was. I was going on pure adrenaline. I was reacting to the different crisis', didn't have time or the energy to figure out why it was happening.
There needs to be caregivers classes for all the different illnesses and diseases. Things to be made aware of in the course of the illnesses. What to expect and what to do. It really would help people get through it a lot easier.
I guess that this forum is kind of like the class. We all share information and give support on top of it. Darn we are good! Every last member pat yourself on the back. Because it's everyone that makes this forum so good.
Take care ..........Thoughts and prayers.......
When the going gets tough....the tough get going! Don't always know where I going but I get there anyways.
Post Edited (Pink Grandma) : 5/7/2008 9:19:59 PM (GMT-6)