Most of you know my DH has Parkinson's Disease.
The struggles have become harder and harder with new problems coming along just about the time we get one tackled.
The biggest one now is his not being able to swallow. He had a Barium swallow test last March and another on Wed this week.
He failed this last one completely.
Jerry will get a PEG - which is a feeding tube. This will allow him to get the nutrition he needs as well as help prevent aspiration (food & liquids getting in his lungs) which can cause pneumonia.
This will be a lifestyle change for both of us but HE made the decision & I agree with him. He is tired of strangling & coughing & choking every time he tries to eat. We want him to get his strength back and get back to enjoying doing the things we like to do - minus eating of course .
Jerry's surgery is scheduled for Monday 10th at 8:30 (we have to be there at 6:30 - the hospital we have to use if 45 miles away).
I'm expecting to feel the power of OT all weekend long and especially on Monday morning. I can count on all of you.
a Syren special