Husband's last camping trip

Husband's last camping trip

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Rough night. Husband was very restless throughout the night. Had an accident in the middle of the night on the way to the bathroom. I cleaned it up. He was upset he had an accident. I reassured him it was OK, calm down, then went back to bed. A lot of jerking and coughing/choking the rest of the night. A little tired this morning.

I got the results of the Genetic Test in the mail yesterday. On one paper, Dr A put a sticky and wrote, "Mrs Lucero: I hope all of this information is not too much for you." Can I say I really love this guy? It's taken me some time to warm up to him, but, he is a really wonderful Dr. I am glad husband is in his care.

On the first page of the results, it has husband's name, Dr, DOB, reason for testing, and the date. In the middle of the page it has Result: and in big black bold, capitalized letters it says POSITIVE.

It is so big and bold, I thought it was going to slap me in the face. POSITIVE. Then, it went on to say that "patient has tested positive for the mutant gene causing Early Onset Familial Alzheimers Disease."

I will now meet with the aunts and cousins this weekend, the ones who are at risk. It will be up to them to get tested. At least we now have positive proof that this deadly disease does run in the family, but, it will be up to them to test or not to test. Their choice.

Today is our Wedding Anniversary. It will be spent quietly, at home.

Too many memories today. Too much.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Anniversary. I wish it was in better times. I hope the memories that you have had over the years will help a little. You are a great caregiver for your husband and he knows that. Sorry about the news.