I can't seem to get enough rest. I go to bed early, I nap here or at lunch when I'm at work, and I'm still tired and sleepy.
I have a lot more to do since J's back got worse. He's not really doing anything, because everything makes his back hurt. I'm trying not to resent this.
My uncle seems to be getting worse in all ways. I think I mentioned when I took him to the ER he got another pain med. That is literally what the doctor told him. I never saw the prescription or the med. I put his maintenance meds in his weekly pill container, but he keeps his pain pills. I told him, and my cousin did also, to take the new one to his pain center visit the other day. Turns out it was actually an anti-inflammatory. The good thing is, he's not on two pain pills. The bad thing? The doctor there took one pain ill out of his daily dosage. Now it's one three times a day rather than four times a day. My uncle is mad, and for those two hours(which I got to witness today), he is miserable. He cries, says his heart hurts, his back hurts... he also says the pain makes his blood sugar go up.
The crying was happening before this. His primary doctor took away his antidepressant, which I feel was a bad idea.
My uncle has nausea from various drug side effects. He has a med he takes for that, which was refilled recently. He took an old meclizine(for vertigo, sort of the same, but not quite) bottle and got it refilled, thinking it was his nausea med, and had been taking it every time he felt sick. Meclizine makes you sleepy. He's been driving like this. I hid the meclizine today and showed him his nausea med.
I'm not sure what we're going to do. J and I both work, in fact, I'm about to go to five days a week. My cousin works, his wife is on maternity leave with a new baby, and they have a 5 year old. We can't be with him all the time, and there's nothing we can do with his doctors, because they're not allowed to release info to us. He doesn't even have a medical power of attorney since my aunt died.
He does have a brother, but none of us besides my uncle trusts him. But part of me wants so badly for him to take my uncle to live with him. I feel so guilty about that, and not only because of how disappointed my aunt would be in me.