A lot has happened since his supra pubic catheter was inserted on May 10, which by the way is a lot easier to deal with than constant self catherization.
Two days after he was home from the hospital he developed a severe fecal impaction. I won't go into details. He may in the future. That wiped him out, literally and physically. Now, a week later he developed a fever and UTI. The high fever has rendered him incapable of picking himself up from the bed or chair, even with my help. He cannot keep himself upright and tilts to the side making it dangerous to be in a chair.
I think we are at a crossroads. I can hope that when his fever subsides his strength will return, but I have my doubts.
A nurse and an aide are coming today. I'm hoping they will evaluate the situation and give this information to our doctor. I will be speaking with him next week to see what our next step is.
I have realized that I no longer have the strength or ability to help Steve properly and I don't want to see him fall on my account. Whether this means a hospital bed and more home health care I don't know. We will see.
Meanwhile we will be celebrating our 48th anniversary on June 12th. If we can't go out to a nice restaurant, I will just bring something in and enjoy our day together.