Sound a bitter title but feel we have our reasons.
My husband has COPD and other health issues has recently been in hospital when he
collapsed at home with respiratory failure, we were told that he had an hour to live if the BiPAP machine didn't kick in! It did thank goodness much to the relief of myself and his 5 children....The Hospital saved him for a while more but when I see him sit and cry with absolute frustration I wonder if they really did him any favours.
Caring takes it toil, district nurses for the grim leg ulcers that are getting worse by the week, no mobility at all he is on oxygen 24/7 nebs, steroids and other medication for AF etc etc.
He is doubly incontinent also. His age is 74.
So why do health professionals say to me "do you have any help with your husband?"
Where is this so called help? and when you feel the way he does, does he need strangers giving him the pity look?
So the question is when someone is so very poorly where is the support? other than your family and a few friends who can you turn too?