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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:51

The elderly confused can become frightened in strange situations, and when we're frightened we sometimes lash out.  That is not being aggressive.  It is being frightened.

It is a shame that some nurses seem to have no empathy and cannot tell the difference.

Verdun ((hugs)) 

AKEBIA quinata

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:28

Hard to work out the size of the damage - can we have something to give a sense of scale..........

If they're as large as they look to me, then it could well be that they've been visited by the wonderful Leaf Cutter Bee.

If they're smaller than they look to me, then it could be that they've been munched by a vine weevil

West Acre

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:20

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:09

Two more phone calls from Bro.

First phone call:  Pa has been found in a cubivle in A&E and a urologist is with him sorting his catheter.  He will then be admitted for the night.

Second phone call fve minutes later: The Lovely Home have just phoned Bro to say they've just been phoned by the hospital to say that Pa is on his way back to them.

Pa had not been booked in properly, and had Bro not made enquiries he would still be on his own

in a cubicle in A&E and not seen to.  As soon as they found him they got a Urologist to see to him and as they don't usually send people home by ambulance at this time of night they were going to admit him, until they discovered that he needs a high level of nursing care, hoisting, specialist diet etc and suddenly they decide they can send him home by ambulance at night after all!

It transpires that although the GP had explained when he booked the ambulance late this morning that Pa had to go straight to the Urology Clinic and not to A&E, because the ambulance didn't pick him up until 4pm, by the time he arrived at the hospital the Urology Clinic was closed so he was taken to A&E and left there

Thank goodness he's going back to The Lovely Home - he's safer there.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:36

Some wood-turners like to use green wood - it depends on the way they work.   Some bowls made from green wood are more like sculptures - I've seen some amazing ones, with splits and knots forming part of the bowl.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:24

Hospital still don't know where he is - they're going to look in some places where he might be    as he can't walk he's wherever they've put him - think Bro is getting annoyed!

Wow, what a sunset!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:21

Artjak, it has been absolutely gorgeous this evening

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:17

Thanks Mrs G.  It's usually me that's chasing across country when he gets taken to hospital, but as I can't drive at the moment Bro has had to abandon agri-business for the moment and do the parent stuff. 

Bro has just phoned - the hospital still don't know where he is - they're doing a check of some places where he might be and will ring Bro back!  Well, as the poor chap can't walk, he's wherever they've put him!!!!!!!!!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:11

Fishy - it will be such a relief for you all to have him home.  The camera thing in a couple of weeks sounds alarming, but we all know now that it sounds worse than it actually is, and we'll keep our fingers crossed that the outcome is positive ((hugs)).

As I've said on CBox, I heard earlier that Pa was taken to hospital to get a problem with his catheter sorted out.  Brother  phoned the hospital and tried to find out whether he was being admitted or was he all sorted and being sent back - all the hospital could say was that there was no person by that name in the hospital at the moment - they could not say whether he had been and gone, or whether he was waiting in an ambulance queue.  Brother is currently driving up the A12  to visit him, wherever he is.

Anyone seen a nearly 95 year old with a RAF moustache on a hospital trolley anywhere?

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:03

OH made a chicken pie for supper today (under supervision and with rough puff pastry I'd made a couple of weeks ago and put in the freezer).  It was superb and I'm very stuffed!

While I was picking the runner beans to go with the pie, I saw something unusual amongst the foliage ............... a large round shape ................. yet another branch of the monstrous rampaging squash has reached into the runner beans and yes - we have a squash - at the moment it's about the size of a large coconut (but round).  I don't suppose it'll have time to ripen, but you never know .......... watch this space!

Heard earlier that Pa was taken to hospital to get a problem with his catheter sorted out.  Brother  phoned the hospital and tried to find out whether he was being admitted or was he all sorted and being sent back - all the hospital could say was that there was no person by that name in the hospital at the moment - they could not say whether he had been and gone, or whether he was waiting in an ambulance queue.  Brother is currently driving up the A12  to visit him, wherever he is.

Anyone seen a nearly 95 year old with a RAF moustache on a hospital trolley anywhere?

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