My husband was diagnosed in Jan 2006, and we have 2 children aged 7 and 4. He's currently in hospital - he had his steroids for what they thought was a relapse (although they now think he has gone progressive) and to treat a chest infection. He's now waiting a bed at the rehabilitation hospital.
He has changed (since 2006) from a mild-mannered person, to someone who is verbally aggressive and at times physically aggressive. He grabs my wrists and twists, and in hospital grabbed my leg (not proud to say I have to resort to hitting him to get him off - the kids saw everything). He's convinced I'm having an affair, or that I am doing things I'm not telling him.
He's been in hospital now for 5 weeks, and will be at the rehabilitation unit probably for another 4 weeks. What I can't find the answer to is whether his aggression is down to the MS? Or whether there may be another reason. I'm struggling to cope with it, and do not want my children witnessing it. I've spoken to my husband and he will blame everything and anything - his drugs, that he felt he was falling out of the chair, you name it.
He is doubly incontinent, cannot load bear through his legs, and requires help washing, eating, dressing etc. These things I can just about cope with - but not being physically hurt, or his continued shouting at me to get out of his house, or questioning about an alleged affair.
Please can someone advise, as I'm about ready to throw in the towel