My husband and I moved in with my Sister (she has Lewy body dementia) and BIL. I am helping to take care of my sister and her husband..they are both 74. I am 58 and have had 3 back surgeries. I am really not supposed to lift more than 20 lbs. That was ok until this weekend when she broke her ankle in 2 places. He cannot lift her anymore because of his knees when he fell. The Dr. said the only way was surgery. When the temp cast came off she had an ulcer and it is not healing (she has diabetes too!)
So.. Dr. said there is 30% chance it will need to be amputated.
My BIL thinks we can still take care of her after her surgery on ankle on Thursday. She will have 3 pins sticking out of her ankle and can not put ANY pressure on her foot for 3 full months..Her dementia is getting much worse and she will not do what we ask/tell her to do. I think she should be in rehabilitation but BIL disagrees. Advice desperately needed!
I pray I can convince him and he changes his mind!