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Posted: 12/12/2014 at 20:51

Did I mention that my aussie lodger was a (australian qualiied) sports physiotherapist.

Available at good rates.....

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Posted: 12/12/2014 at 20:39

Today I upset a consultant.I told the coroner that my dad didn't have pneumonia,

The local vicar says the hospital put nearly all old people who die in there , down as Pneumonia.The consultant who saw him an hour before he died said his chest was clear. The coroner said he had spoken to my sister "Eileen" and she said it was ok. I dont have a sister "Eileen" she actually spoke to Beverley. Also the bereavement centre gave us "Dads clothes" in an unmarked bag. A pair of jeans and some brown shoes.... you've guessed it, they weren't dads. This was followed by more talks with the coroner, who spoke to the consultant who has redone the medical reason for death as "Heart failure"  Allelujah. I finally got the medical certificate at 4.59 pm, after a 11.30 am appointment. Now I've got to register the death.  Good job the funeral isn't until the 23rd.

As I said to mum, if this was a farce on a London stage it would be a sellout.


Posted: 11/12/2014 at 20:31

Kef,  Are there any Reachers that you've not read yet?

I have a boxful that I've read this year. The latest I downloaded on my kindle and read on holiday.

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Posted: 10/12/2014 at 13:49


Fortijuice. Fruit juice style

Fortisip yoghourt drink type

Forticreme like pots of custard.

Fortisip compact protein if she is not getting enough protein.

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Posted: 09/12/2014 at 09:26

Lyn, the hospital kept making out it was our fault he was dehydrated. All we had to do was prompt him. They changed their mind after he had been in a week and he wouldnt drink for them either. Of course the overdose of furosemide they gave him didn't help. Dont beat yourself up. You can only do your best, no matter how frustrating.

Trachelospermum Jasminoides

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 23:16

My friend in Australia had one, very overgrown, poor  sandy soil,very sunny.

 I hacked it back hard. The following year it was magnificent.  Treat it mean.

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Posted: 08/12/2014 at 23:11

What really annoyed me was taking so long to get any help, in a major teaching hospital.At weekends it seems to be staffed by agency nurses and locums,many with a poor command of the English language. I had to tell the nurses and doctors what he should be getting. Six hours from us being rung, to him seeing a doctor, and then only by me stamping my feet.  God knows how anyone with no medical knowledge goes on.



Posted: 08/12/2014 at 22:40

I caught the finale.I thought he looked a bit rough. Too many drinkies  by the look of him.

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Posted: 08/12/2014 at 22:29

On Saturday, Dad was refusing food and drink. Sunday Morning,mum was rung, he had refused all tablets and was agitated. We all turned up at the hospital. Dad was increasingly agitated and hallucinating.I asked the nurse for something to calm him down, she is not allowed. So I asked for a doctor to see him. Junior doctor came, said yes, hes agitated, I said why cant he have some midazolam to calm him, she's only a locum, not allowed to make a decision like that. Finally we got a consultant from A and E to come up and review him. We had a big discussion about end of life care, and finally got him some pain relief and calmed down. Mum stayed all night with my sister. Shift change this morning, other sister stayed, I took mum home for shower and change. We went back and at 2pm a porter arrived to take dad for a scan.!!! ordered a week ago. We sent him away, and then a new consultant came and tried to tell us that we were being premature with end of life care, that all his problems were treatable. As Dad has been asleep all day, very calm, with no medication since 9 am, we said we wanted him to be comfortable and not in pain, and further surgery, procedures etc were pointless, as he now has liver failure, heart failure and pancreas has shut down. He checked his chest which was clear, and said he was fine, and would review it tomorrow. This was at 5pm. Dad stopped breathing at 6pm, very peacefully. We left the hospital at 7.30, still with no death certificate as no doctor had yet been to check him. (Two nurses agreed he had gone). We have to go back tomorrow for the death certificate.

 He would have been 85 tomorrow.

Kindle e readers

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 22:16

I have a kindle fire hd. Very good, easy to enlarge print etc, and good for downloads. very easy to download free books from amazon. Brilliant for holidays for lots of books to read. For typing I prefer a macbook laptop.

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