Posted: 19/11/2014 at 21:54
Dad is deteriorating day by day. I have spent 5 of the past 10 days either accompanying him to doctors, hospital, seeing dieticians and physiotherapists. His heart failure is stable, but he will not eat any solids at all now, drinks very little and moves as little as possible, despite, everyone asking him to eat more, drink more, and do a little exercise. walking 10 yards with a zimmer frame would be good.
he tells them all he will,and then he goes straight to bed and turns the telly on at full volume so he cant hear us asking him to drink.
I get so annoyed with him, because all of the deterioration is self inflicted. We've tried cajoling, coaxing, nagging, and threatening. I finished with giving him a pad of paper and asking him to plan his funeral because that will be the next thing. He's running my mum ragged, and she's getting no sleep because he sleeps most of the day, but is awake at night. The other night he wanted to get up and have a shave at 3am. Apparently he had been planning it for three days.
She thinks he need two weeks boot camp, where he is forced by strangers to do something. He will do it for strangers, but not for family.