My husband has had terrible back trouble for 8 years, the worst being since 2016. He has had surgery that didn't work and is pretty much in pain 24/7. He fell on May 24 and sustained a compression fracture in his lower spine. He was just feeling a bit better from that when he fell again on Aug 4 and broker his left femur. After surgery and a short hospital stay, he was transferred to a rehab facility for physical and occupational therapy. Of course I can't be with him at all, but do window visits twice a day.
He HATES it there! He keeps asking me to take him home. I was barely able to care for him before the broken hip, but I know for sure I would not be able to care for him now since he can't get in and out of bed, or to and from the bathroom without major assistance. He's a big guy, my back isn't in the best shape, and I'm 69 years old. I KNOW I can't do it.
He called me late tonight and INSISTED that I come to get him! He needs more time in the rehab facility, but he's so depressed, and so angry...I just can't make him understand why he can't come home.
I really don't know what to do. My heart is aching for him, I'm scared to death. I don't want him to give up and die. I'm terrified for us both.
Any advice would be so very much appreciated.