I've really been slacking in my posts lately. Sorry.
Update on husband:
Continues to sleep most days and all night. Dr said to cut some drugs in half to avoid the sleeping cycle. Did no good.
When I first started reading and researching this disease 4 years ago, I, of course, went to the final stages first. In the final stage, they do tend to sleep more and more. The brain is shutting down, and cannot function on any sort of normal level anymore, so, it basically puts them to sleep.
Husband has a bedside lamp on his side of the bed. I asked him Sunday night to turn the light off. He looked at me and said, "I don't know how".
We had my homemade Posole Sunday for dinner. It was delicious. Husband said it was the best. Later, I commented to him that that Posole was so good. He said, "Oh, was it good? Did you eat it?"
The legs are dragging now. Attempt at any walking is labored, slow and painful to watch.
I got him a pair of slip on shoes. Easier to put on for him. He forgets how to tie his shoes.
Help him most days in getting dressed.
Forgets where his clothes are in his dresser and then tells me I need to do laundry as he has no clean clothes.
Does not know day of the week, date or time. Asks throughout the day during wake periods.
Urge to urinate is most bothersome to him. One of the other "Final Stage" signs. Has accidents as well.
Slurs his words. Hard to understand anymore. Sounds like he's very, very drunk.
I woke up the other night to hear him talking to one of his "visitors". Suddenly, while laying there, it dawned on me that when he talks to the "visitors", his speech is clear. Strange? God? Angels? You be the judge.
I think I've covered it all. The decline last month was rapid and sudden. Where he used to go into his own world but come out of it is no longer the case.
He's gone. I am left with this shell of a husband that once was. It's all gone now.
Jack leaves in 4 weeks. He too will be gone.