Thursday, January 15, 2009

Positive Progress

Well, I have to confess that things have been going almost too smooth! It's been amazing. He went to the doctor's this week and no, he doesn't have the results of the lab work yet, but here is the progress thus far:

1. Feet have improved. No open sores. And he's wearing socks and shoes almost full time now.
2. They are increasing the meds that work to help control the shaking. OK, this is really not an improvement as his hands still tremble something terrible. But when we eat out, he simply orders finger food. Problem solved.
3. His bladder problem is coming under control and he is out of depends (really great news!)
4. They are going to prescribe something to help relieve his optical migrains.
5. Still having bursts of anger when he has a low....but I simply inform him that he does not have my permisson to yell at me...and that seems to calm him down for the moment.

The biggest difference that I see is his fear of being alone. So he is making changes in how he treats me. I used to promise that I would never leave him...but now when he asks I simply tell him that it all depends on how he treats me. It seems to be working for the moment.

I realize all this can change in a heartbeat...but I am really appreciating the reprieve in all of his diabetic related complications.

The other thing that has really helped is that his brother managed to get his parents to stop calling him with their every crisis....and he is not doing a panic reaction to their phone calls. I can't begin to explain how much that has helped.