Originally Posted by jewelsgranny
My husband is an alcoholic with liver disease. He is currently on disability(nothing to do with alcoholism) and hasn't worked in over 5 years. Right now is very depressed and says all the time how confused he is and how worthless he feels. He is also a diabetic and that affects his ability to have sex. He thinks that he is not a man anymore. He dwells on all these things all the time. I am afraid that he will do something to himself. I don't know what to do. Of course the alcohol makes everything worse. Should I take him to the ER or will the alcohol keep them from treating him. He is seeing a psychologist but his next appointment is nto until Wednesday. I just don't know what to do. He has been in the hospital 4 times this year. Twice for detox. Any info will help.Thanks
Your husband's needs are no joke.
Can you sign him into a hospital... perhaps rehab? He needs treatment for his depression, his diabetes and that liver disease, which, more than likely, was brought on by all that alcohol.
It's been said several times that you need to take care of YOU -- and you do.
So see to it that you get some therapy and some support for the things you have gone through yourself in dealing with your spouse.