Psalm 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
We were out to dinner tonight with good friends, and I wanted to capture the moment.
As I said a while back, I had to take Mike’s medications from him, he had gotten them mixed up, he had begun to overdose on one of them. When I found the ‘mess’ that he’d made, he was upset and wanted to fix it. I told him no, I would handle them from now on. In all that, he ended up being short 1 medication by 4 nights. The last 3 days, including today, (and we got a refill today) Mike was antsy. He couldn’t sit still, he paced, and was irritable, but not aggressive. He would sit down, then stand up, then lay down, then stand up, walk downstairs, come back upstairs, over, and over, and over, and – well, you get the idea. He said he hurt, his back hurt, his legs hurt, his legs felt like rubber, he didn’t want to sit, but couldn’t stand. I picked up the 1 medication at 4:30 this afternoon and he was prowling like a caged cat. Finally at 5 he said he thought he might be having withdrawals from not having had the med for 4 nights. He asked for the pill early and told me he would take it at 6pm, it’s to help him sleep. We were meeting friends for dinner at 6:30. Mike took the pill at 6, we got to the pizza parlor about 6:20 and within that small time frame he began to calm down. He wasn’t twitchy anymore. By the time we left to head home at 8:30 he was very calm and no pain!
After getting home, I gave him the rest of his evening medications and headed upstairs. I was in the master bedroom when he came in and asked, “Did I take my pills tonight?” I spent at least 30 minutes looking all over the house for the baggie I used to hand him his medications. I finally found it, on the kitchen counter, with a partial glass of cold water next to it. So I can only guess that he took them. I stopped him, before he headed to bed and told him, since this is the 2nd time in 5 days he’s forgotten if he’s taken his pills, I need to be present, and observe him taking them. I cannot trust that he will just do it.
Also, I have taken the extra car keys and hidden them and I am now turning on the security alarm at night. It beeps in the master bedroom, so if he gets up and goes out the door, even to the garage, I will hear it and wake up.
For the most part, it’s been a great day. Have a good evening.