It's always worrisome when a loved one is experiencing painful, scary symptoms like your husband's. In fact, I always think it's harder to cope with these things when it's happening to my husband instead of me, don't you?
So many conditions could cause the symptoms you're describing. That's why your husband's physician is having him undergo an endoscopy
. This test will help figure out what's going on so that you, your husband, and your physician can work together to put together a treatment plan. It's also possible the endoscopy is just one of several tests your husband's health care provider will run before making a diagnosis. It can be very hard to wait through all of this testing, but hang in there.
Meanwhile, remember to take care of your own health needs, too. As the caregiver, you're under a tremendous amount of stress, and you don't want to get sick. Be sure to eat right, drink plenty of fluids, and maybe go for a walk when you can. Try to get plenty of sleep. You'll feel better, and you'll be in a strong position to see your husband through this health crisis.
Best wishes to you!
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