My wife’s MS has got worse recently, to the point where she can barely walk, you couldn’t really have called it walking for the last couple of years anyway, but she got around.
She has now developed “ending up on the floor” to an art form and seems determined to practice it until she’s perfect.
Fourteen times is the record for how many times I’ve picked her up off the floor in one day.(Too many meds that day - poor decision making, another problem!)
This cannot continue, I told her yesterday “no more”, my back and my stomach muscles have had enough and I know when to stop.
We’ve already requested an appointment with an occupational therapist to assess the possible need for a hoist, and they in turn have requested a “movement assessment” from her GP (appt. booked for 5th Feb). This is all well and good but it’s all taking time.
How do I get her off the floor a few times a day in the meantime? She has very little upper body strength so at the moment it entails me doing all the lifting, her legs no longer provide any push or support once she’s up.