- Sep 23, 2015
Cals here. Husband dx in 2013. For the last two years, he has lived in a recliner (sleeping there). Of course, goes to the power chair when need be. But, now he has zero neck muscles and needs suctioning several times a day. We have a wonderful hospital bed with all the bells and whistles, but he refuses to get in it. My neck and back are hurting trying to give him milk, etc. while he is in the recliner and I am on the floor on my knees. I'm ready to have an intervention with all concerned including our two caregivers who take care of him while I'm at work. Thoughts? I've already told him I will not feed him while in the recliner (have to actually hold his head while he chews). It's very hard.