Also having a hard time walking. Seems to be afraid, too as keeps grabbing everything in her way such as door knobs, woodwork. She has reached the point of walking a little with her walker then her legs become wobbly. Hoping PT will be able to help next week. I sit with her and her meds and is so frustrating as she will ask at times, what's this for, what do I do, then what?? Also say I don't like this or I'm afraid. Before her Uti's she was taking meds normally. I couldn't take it anymore yesterday, so I got the crushable ones and crushed and put in a peanut butter and jam sandwich, cut edges off and cut in bite size pieces. Does anyone have any suggestions how to help her take meds more easily?? Or even about her fear of walking?
The 1st UTI, she had to go to a rehab to finish medication as getting by IV. The next only only about a month later, was hospitalized for some of meds by IV and then could take rest of them by mouth and could have come home or rehab. I felt I needed a little time after all of this plus I care for her every day with help from my brother. I decided a rehab for about 5 nights and it was the worst place. I felt so guilty letting her go there especially now since don't know if place made her worse. She will soon be 91. I love her dearly but have been with her now over 6 years day and night. Almost 2 years she has needed 24/7 care which we're here for unless we get a few hrs care. She hasn't been like this all 6 years. Was in her right mind for some of those years but the last close to 2 years she has needed so much care . I feel so bad for her and don't want her in a NH.