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by DoriC
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Hi, It's Dori!
Replies: 21
Views: 4419

Hi, It's Dori!

I've received many loving messages over these last few months but couldn't bring myself to post here. This forum was such a big part of my caregiver role that I had to let it go along with many other parts of that other life. The last message I got was asking me to check up on my "kids" so I just br...
by DoriC
Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: THANKS
Replies: 23
Views: 4411

Re: THANKS

While giving our usual prayer before dinner I asked my granddaughter to add an extra thanks for my cpaptalk friends. This was always Mike 's job and I wasn't up to speaking for him. He slept the whole day but there was lots of joy being with my precious family. I hope you all enjoyed the day.
by DoriC
Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: update on Mike
Replies: 27
Views: 5269

update on Mike

No good news to report. Mike is declining pretty rapidly and his dementia is very sad to watch. I have good live in care so I'll keep going this way as long as possible. Thank you to all my friends here some anonymously who have come to my aid. You have helped alot.
by DoriC
Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Benefit sale to help DoriC
Replies: 37
Views: 8404

Re: Benefit sale to help DoriC

Thanks for thinking of us. Had to bring Mike home from a nursing home from hell and hired a live in aide. Not the best situation for me but the best care for him. Keep the prayers going that's all I ask.
by DoriC
Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Happy Birthday DoriC!
Replies: 20
Views: 3073

Re: Happy Birthday DoriC!

Had good day with family.mike was able to enjoy birthday cake. Your good wishes added icing on the cake. Thanks so much.
by DoriC
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Benefit sale to help DoriC
Replies: 37
Views: 8404

Re: Benefit sale to help DoriC

Not up to a detailed update on Mike's condition, just that the situation is getting more difficult every day. I know I don't have to express my heartfelt gratitude for this thread, you all know by now how much my forum buddies mean to me. As I told Mark, he really is a Saint from St.Louis! I had no ...
by DoriC
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Please just stop posting!
Replies: 64
Views: 7631

Re: Please just stop posting!

Just clicked on for a second to see what's going on with the gang and BB's post caught my eye! Didn't read it all but I'm sure the situation has been dealt with in a satisfactory manner as usual and all will be well now. Where's the Sheriff when we need him?! I've finally settled down into a better ...
by DoriC
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!
Replies: 313
Views: 36179

Re: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!

Happy 4th to everyone. Mike will be coming home Monday as a hospice patient, although strangely enough he seems to have improved quite a bit these last few weeks and even stranger is that he's not having any apneas that I or the nurses can observe. He sleeps peacefully. There's some speculation or t...
by DoriC
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!
Replies: 313
Views: 36179

Re: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!

Hello Friends! Sorry I haven't been in contact for so long, every day is so hectic. I finally have help in place (I hope) I'm supposed to be getting help from Medicare Hospice, VA and some local certified aides looking for extra work. If all works out I should be pretty well covered. Mike has improv...
by DoriC
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!
Replies: 313
Views: 36179

Re: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!

"Mike needs you now more than ever, without you he would never make it." Nan I know you mean well, but I think that's a bit much to put on Dori! Unfair. And certainly unknown. It's been a well known fact among family and friends for several years that with all Mike's medical issues it's been my adv...
by DoriC
Sat May 31, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!
Replies: 313
Views: 36179

Re: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!

Just a quick update. I've gotten mostly everything squared away with the staff and they seem to be paying better attention to details. I've slipped some $$ to a few aides and it's paying off. Mike is improving a bit in strength but we're dealing with dysphagia now and is on pureed food and thickened...
by DoriC
Wed May 21, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!
Replies: 313
Views: 36179

Re: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!

Dori, remember what you're told on an airplane? If the plane loses pressure and the oxygen masks are deployed, PUT YOUR OWN MASK ON FIRST before you help your lived one. You can't be there for Mike if you aren't taking care of yourself. So put your mask on (literally and figuratively) and take card...
by DoriC
Wed May 21, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!
Replies: 313
Views: 36179

Re: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!

No good news to report, one step forward, two steps back. I had an episode of high blood pressure over the weekend, needed emergency care, doing better now on new meds. I'm trying to find a better schedule for myself so I don't stay at the rehab too long, we'll see. Mike gets agitated when I'm not t...
by DoriC
Thu May 08, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!
Replies: 313
Views: 36179

Re: OT: Mike & I have Pneumonia!

Wish I had better news. Mike was rehospitalized Tues with some sort of seizure (they think). I couldn't wake him up so I had to call 911. He was somewhat semi-awake yesterday but made a complete turnaround today and seems fine so they're going to do one more 24-hr test tomorrow like a holter monitor...
by DoriC
Tue May 06, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResScan Software
Replies: 3
Views: 831

ResScan Software

Can someone PM me the link. I forgot where to find it. I need to set it up on my laptop. Thanks.