My husband is argumentative and does not listen.
I have to explain things very slowly, repetitively. It is very frustrating. He becomes very confused very easily. When I try to explain the situation in more details. Meanwhile, he is vehemently arguing. I have to say it over and over again. I have to explain things to him the same way I explain things to a child. This happens with our children, grandchildren, repairmen, friends and members of our church. If I suggest and ask if he has his medicine bag with necessary medications, needles and insulin, he gets angry. But, he must take it with him whenever we leaves the house. The medical staff has told him numerous times. If I ask him to check to make certain he has what he needs, he gets angry. I carry items with me, including tablets that increase his blood sugar all the time. I carry orange juice and some food item every time we leave the house. I, now, carry insulin needles because he forget to pack them. My shoulder bag is heavy with carrying what he might need. I have necessary items in our bedroom to give him if his blood sugar drops so i do not have to run to the kitchen. I will quickly call 911 when necessary, even if he gets angry. I am overwhelmed. I am exhausted. Two of our children do not want to be bothered. They live their lives. I am trying not to lean on my other children too much because I do not want to burn them out. I want to go on trips, but, I cannot leave him alone that long. If his blood sugar drops, he could have slipped into a coma by the time I arrive home. I am nervous even when I go to appointments or meetings without him. I don't enjoy myself. I only breathe a sigh of relief after arriving home and know that he is alright. The trips are during the week and my children are working, and my grandchildren are either working or in school. I do not think there is an answer, if he does not change his attitude and behavior. It would be easier if he would listen and was kind.