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Husband quite ill- doctors aren't helping

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  • Posted By: wearycaregiver
  • December 28, 2010
  • 10:48 PM

My husband is 60 years old and Diabetic with complications. For the past three years I have watched him shovel pills down his throat several times a day for his diabetes and also take the insulin shots. When he is unable to hold the syringe, I adminster the shot.

He has had Diabetes for over seven years now and yes, it is brought on by his weight and lifestyle choices of the past. But for three years now he has suffered from chronic explosive diarrhea and the doctors have hospitalized, tested and retested him to find out what is going on- to no avail. I think it is all the ***n meds he takes but the docs tell me, I am "crazy."

lately it has gotten so bad that he can't leave the house without having an "episode." I am urging him to go back to the doctor and he is telling me that he won't make it to the visit without an "episode." i intend on calling his doctor and going in myself to talk to him about this problem.

I just feel so helpless and I am tired of scrubbing the toilet, floor and walls every time I go into the bathroom. There is something major going on here- but how do you get over-booked doctors to stop for a minute and consider the man behind the disease?

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