I feel really bad about it, but I have no patience with my husband who is very sick with a bad cold or the flu. He’s just so friggin’ whiny. He’s coughing constantly, which makes his head hurt very badly. I bought him Nyquil, antihistimines for his runny nose, aspirin, a new box of Kleenex, orange juice, tomato juice, and 3 kinds of soup. It’s like an act of Congress just to get him to sip one glass of juice! He won’t let me make an appointment for the doctor, he won’t eat anything, he’s barely drinking anything. It’s so frustrating! So I get mad at him. I haven’t actually yelled at him, but I’m close to it.
A little background info:
He has congestive heart failure, which causes him to retain fluid in his lungs. On a good day he can’t breathe very well, and this is making it a hundred times worse. I’m worried he may have (or get) pneumonia. I don’t know what to do with this stubborn, doctor-hating man. If he doesn’t want to do something, he won’t. I can’t MAKE him do anything. I did nag him enough that he drank a glass of juice last night, but he about bit my head off for my trouble.
Thanks for listening…