Thursday, December 05, 2013

Cruising Along

Things with Thomas have been cruising along at a reasonably steady pace. He worked several days in a row and had yesterday off. He was a homebody and was kind of a man without a country so-to-speak because he seemed a bit lost yesterday. Actually, he's been a little bit lost for days. I'm thinking it's because he's so tired from work and I still think that tiredness and the chaotic schedule are taking their toll on him. Yesterday he retreated to his room to take a nap too. This is an almost daily occurrence now and one that concerns me a little bit. For a couple years he has stayed up long past 10pm and didn't need a single nap the next day to recover and now naps are an almost daily necessity. I can't help but keep an eye on him. I don't think anything too big is happening but it's these little things that are making me sit up and take notice.

Another little blip on the radar has been his steadily declining appetite. It's gotten to the point now that when I try to get him to eat something, he often gets mad at me. I don't know what's going on there either but it's starting to bother me. Little things like tiredness, wandering aimlessly around the house, sitting huddled in an easy chair, blankly watching TV, not reacting to comedy shows, loss of appetite, naps, not showering as much, forgetting pills, among other things, I feel add up to something bigger that I just can't seem to put my finger on. I'm worried but I'm trying to stay backed off and just keep an eye on the situation.

Luckily today he has therapy. I've already asked him if it's ok if I sit in and talk with his doctor about his job changes and the other symptoms I'm seeing. He is quite agreeable with that so I'm not going to hesitate to say my peace. I want the doctor to know what's going on so he can either tell me I'm worrying too much or he can make a note of the changes and hopefully do something to help. I'm feeling pretty alone and helpless right now trying to sort out if there is anything to worry about here. I feel like we've got a bit of the domino phenomenon going on here and while only a few pieces have fallen I can see out further into the puzzle and it's going nowhere good as far as I am concerned.

I will put it in the good doctor's hands today and see what he thinks. I would like some answers, hopefully I'll get some today.

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