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Post 921

Dmitri Gheorgheni

What great news! Best to your uncle! smiley - biggrin


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Post 922

Galaxy Babe - spaghettified editor

smiley - hugI knew that would go down wellsmiley - ok

I only have to hear his voice and I feel like a little girl again. Such a big connection to my childhood. I am glad he met Ian last year smiley - brave

Of course I will Dmitri (still looking for my tv debut on the 'web)smiley - ok


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Post 923

Websailor

Will try and catch it if I can. Not my favourite programme but I might get lucky, if I am home!

Love the accent that comes across in your writing smiley - biggrin

<cheers.

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 924

Galaxy Babe - spaghettified editor

Dmitri can you get this programme? http://www.itv.com/hub/the-chase/1a7842a0970


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Post 925

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Alas, it requires you to be an ITV subscriber. smiley - laugh


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Post 926

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

WOW! and "we" celebrated mam's 90th last Saturday, tell your mam to slow down and our's will catch upsmiley - laughsmiley - laugh


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Post 927

Galaxy Babe - spaghettified editor

It's my habit when I get her up on a Thursday & she's eating her breakfast to go through the (external) carers log. One caught my attention, (I know her name) **** logged in at 19.55 and got Mum ready for bed. **** logged out at 19.25. I'm going to lie in wait next time she is due and then borrow her smiley - tardis (I'll have it back before she realises it's gone)smiley - bluelight


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Post 928

Galaxy Babe - spaghettified editor

The poor lass has blisters on her leg and red marks on both arms. smiley - sadface I went straight to phone the GP surgery and the GP was there within 2 hours, prescribed an antibiotic/steroid cream which I went to collect after her lunch, I have added it to the meds sheet, I just hope the carers administer it each morning and night call. *fingers crossed*


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Post 929

Galaxy Babe - spaghettified editor

The cream made the blisters worse smiley - injured and the carers stopped administering it. I rang the GP surgery and requested the same antibiotic she had had before, which was waiting for me when I went to the chemist attached to the surgery. A week on that and the blisters all dried up. I checked her all over yesterday when I bathed her, no blisters or red marks, but there are purple/brownish marks where the blisters where, like footprints of the blisters. That didn't happen beforesmiley - yikes

My sister looked at them today, flap, flap, googled "skin cancer" images and is convinced that is what Mum has. smiley - sadface


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Post 930

Galaxy Babe - spaghettified editor

The blisters have dried up and gone but the brown marks are still there, the skin is dry and crusty. I'm putting E45 anti-itch cream on them. I found some images which compare it to bullous pemphigoid but I can't find any mention of the aftercare. Mum seems fine in herself.

The care agency continues to fail us, on Saturday rather spectacularly. My brother and sister-in-law were visiting from Nottingham so I cancelled the lunch, tea and night calls (as I would get Mum ready for bed after their departure, administer meds, close curtains, put commode out, lock up, etc).

All went well, I left Mum in her pjs snuggled under a blanket on her reclined chair with a tot of Brandy by her side awaiting Strictly then she would put herself to bed only needing to turn off the tv and living room light (she sleeps in the converted dining room).

I turned in on Monday morning to find the Saturday carer had attended after I left (a cancelled call, you remember), fed Mum a salad, cup of tea, and gave her meds. Putting the 3mg of Warfarin in the Sunday 6 November box and signing it even though it was Saturday 5th November and I had already administered 3mg of Warfarin. It beggars belief that she didn't think it strange that Mum was already in her pyjamas, which is the job of the night carer (and why not give me a call - my phone number is at the front of the carer log and I never mind the girls calling me) smiley - grr

The District Nurse had beaten the morning carer (Monday, I was in Cleethorpes shopping for Mum's bits from Boots) so the DN had tried to phone my landline, no reply, when Mum told her I usually get her up but I was late. I can only imagine how those DNs must think of me smiley - sadface I arrived as the morning carer was leaving - 10.15, and when I had read what had gone on on Saturday night I rang the office to report the double dose of Warfarin and the receptionist apologised and offered to phone the DNs for advice, I said they had just been to take her blood for INR and she said "What was the result?" I said we'd have to wait until tomorrow (now today) so I am pending a phone call from the GP surgery and praying for no detrimental INR score smiley - blue


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Post 931

Galaxy Babe - spaghettified editor

As expected, the INR is 4.2, way too thin thanks to the double dose of Warfarin on Saturdaysmiley - grr

Retest ordered for Monday, with Warfarin drastically reduced this week.


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Post 932

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

smiley - grr indeed... That is scary not to have noticed the date on the log, as that is the whole point of the log in the first place, to ensure that each task is done exactly once... smiley - facepalm

smiley - tea


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Post 933

scorp

smiley - facepalm How about a LARGE notice placed atop the log saying something like: READ THE smiley - bleep LOG!!! smiley - hug


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Post 934

Websailor

I despair of carers and nurses, I really do. It is no better down here.

Hope it gets sorted soon,

Websailorsmiley - dragon


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Post 935

ITIWBS

An amendmemt for the notice on the log:

"READ the smiley - bleep LOG!"

"This MEANS !!!-ME-!!!"


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Post 936

Galaxy Babe - spaghettified editor

This week sees the 4th anniversary of Mum's collapse and seemingly imminent demise. Yesterday she was chatting about her upcoming 100th birthday and getting a card from the Queen (Mum will be 98 in October). As Ian regularly says, it ain't over until the fat lady singssmiley - musicalnote

I did her shopping last Tuesday and dropped it off, made her a cuppa smiley - tea and asked if she was glad to be home and sleeping in her fresh bedsheets (after my sister took her on Xmas Eve to her house for Christmas Day & Boxing Day, I brought her home Boxing Day night, I stripped her bed & remade it). "What? I haven't been anywhere!" "You went to Yvonne's house and stayed 2 nights, Mum" "That was last week!" "I brought you home yesterday Mum" "Oh did you? I lose track of the days. What day is it?" "Tuesday, I've just brought you some shopping. Enjoy your day at the Curzon Centre tomorrow". [Thursday morning] "Did you enjoy the Curzon?" "Yes, I actually won the raffle, first time ever!" "Great!" "I thought you would call yesterday" "You were at the Curzon yesterday Mum, I never call on a Wednesday" "Why not? I thought you'd come after" "I come see you four days a week Mum, can't you be grateful I do that?" "Should be seven!" "Should it? How often did you visit your mother?" "Not enough according to her!" "You went to see her every Sunday, you used to plate her up some of your lovely Sunday dinner roast and take it for her tea". "Oh yes I remember" "Once a week, Mum". [no reply] {closes eyes, falls asleep} *wakes up* "Hello love, what day is it?"

smiley - tea


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Post 937

You can call me TC

That's very much like my mother; she gets the days muddled up and says she hasn't seen my sister for a week when I had spoken to them both on the phone the day before. But my mother is not physically impaired at all, and we are very lucky there. You are an smiley - angel and have a far heavier burden. I wish you all the best and continued strength in the new year.


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Post 938

Galaxy Babe - spaghettified editor

smiley - hugthank you, I'll need it I think. I am 62 in May and the thought of another year of caring/running two homes really fills me with dread.


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