I talked to my husband's doctor tonight. She asked me what I noticed. I told her my husband's short term memory is really bad and that he's loosing his knowledge of how to do things like how to look up things on the computer, buckle his shoes.. He's dragging his leg and easily loses his balence, sometimes he is very child like and other times more lucid, and other symptoms. The doctor said she saw more spots on his brain MRI and scheduled him for MRI of the back to look for inflammation and or lesions. She said tonight given a recent development of symptoms that don't match up with a stroke. she is testing him for MS, cancer and a few other inflammatory diseases, but his symptoms align with MS.
I'm really scared and I know he is terrified watching his older brother's decline in the last 8 years to being almost completely paralyzed, bed ridden and unable to communicate. I don't want to say anything to his other brothers until we have a definite diagnosis.
With the stress of all of this, fighting an ongoing MRSA infection, still trying to rehabilitate my knee from replacement, and right in the middle of final depositions and negotiations, I am having more nightmares and feeling really lost right now. He is still working, but his co-workers must see the change? I am worried about him driving and he keeps saying he is ok. I don't know how to help him at this point. I know he has more tests in the next few weeks. Any support is welcome, if anyone has been through this, I'd like to hear how you worked through it.
Happy Mother's day to those who aren't a mom.Happy Mother's day if you lost your momHappy Mother's day if you are a aunt, mentor or teacherBut have no child of your ownYou are priceless and nurturing.You are appreciated.You are love.
Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful mom's out there to both 2 leggeds and 4 leggeds.... Big squishy hugs....xo