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May Healy.

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Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

Nanna has gone back into hospital again today.

She collapsed in church last week and we thought it might be a stroke, but the hospital cleared her and released her, but she collapsed again today in her flat and was taken into hospital again.

It looks like for all her rude health, that at 94, her heart is just giving out.


May Healy.

Post 2

Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!

smiley - hug


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Post 3

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

Appreciated. She's fought off other worse before now. So we may all be wrong and we've not heard from a Dr but second hand so really it's still a bit unclear, but the basic outlook doesn't seem to be promising.



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Post 4

McKay The Disorganised

All the best with this Clive.

Little old ladies are renowned for their toughness, and sometimes we forget how frail they really are.

smiley - cider


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Post 5

Cyzaki

Always thought my Nan was tough as old boots and would be around forever, until she had a stroke and was gone just like that. Fingers crossed for you Nan, I know how special Nans are.

smiley - panda


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Post 6

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

Latest update says it might just be a conflict with her medication (specifically beta blockers) so it might not be as serious as we had supposed. smiley - erm

You don't get to 94 without being hard as nails. smiley - winkeye


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Post 7

Cyzaki

Don't know about that, my Gran seems frail as anything and is a complete hypochondriac, but she's still going strong! Maybe *because* she's a hypochondriac and runs to the Doctor for the slightest snuffle, nothing manages to get a hold on her! smiley - biggrin

Glad things might be looking up for your Nanna.

smiley - panda


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Post 8

McKay The Disorganised

They normally start you low on beta blockers and work the dose up, so it could be

smiley - cider


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Post 9

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

she was having a minor blood transfusion today (1 pint) and isn't going to be let out for at least another week until they''ve checked everything.

Apparently she's complaining. Loudly.

I suppose that's a good sign. smiley - winkeye


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Post 10

Cyzaki

Complaining loudly is a very good sign! Give her wishes from everyone on hootoo when you next see her!

(Can just imagine the conversation... Hi Nanna, all the weird people on the internet say 'hi'...)

smiley - panda


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Post 11

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

There's none who can complain so loudly as the Irish. smiley - goodluck

Apparently the smiley - doctor was relived when my aunt got there to translate.


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Post 12

Skankyrich [?]

I hope she's complaining for a long time yet!


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Post 13

TRiG (Ireland) A dog, so bade in office

Translate? From which language to which?

May Healy is a solid Irish name. I hope she lasts long!

I have only two grandparents left now, and one's very frail.

TRiG.


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Post 14

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

From Nanna to English.

It's not quite another language but close. smiley - winkeye

The doctors invited social services to check her out thinking what we all know that she needs round the clock supervision once she leaves hospital. The actual cause of the passing out remains unknown and may be medicinal rather than medical. However her confusion and general frailty concerned the doctors.

Social services declined to take any interest, however, prefering to remain in blissful abstraction presumably on the grounds of cost or too busy loosing the files of abused children down the back of the filing cabinet or something.

I think she's due out tomorrow.

I'll be seeing my aunt (and her principle carer) over the weekend - family wedding smiley - bubbly - so I'll probably get the full update then.


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Post 15

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

Healy nee McSweeny. smiley - goodlucksmiley - 2centssmiley - rainbowsmiley - stout


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Post 16

McKay The Disorganised

It's no use relying on the social services I'm afraid, but I think we all know that.

Course - it'll all depend what she wants anyway by the sound of it.

smiley - cider


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Post 17

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

Regrettably so.

This still eaves the majority burden on my aunt who is over 60 and herself already ill with lupus.

It's the quite dreadful reliance on careers that I think annoys me most.

I think we are close now to a stage, if not already beyond it, where her needs will exceed our ability as a family to meet them. I'd hoped the advent of medical intervention would precipitate a more interventionist period in her care. But that's not to be.


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Post 18

McKay The Disorganised

I was fortunate my sister could take my mother in, and my father-in-law died suddenly.

It's doubtful I'll live long enough to be a problem to my kids, so they'll just have the missus to look after ~ as there's 6 of them its only 2 months each.

smiley - cider


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Post 19

Shea the Sarcastic

Hi Clive, as you know I'm just catching up on things around here, and I'm sorry to hear about your Nan. smiley - hug

We too TJ's mom into our house in October to care for her, and it's not easy. I hope you can find a solution that's to everybody's liking. She won't be happy, no matter what's decided. I know my mother-in-law wasn't. But it had to be done. She couldn't be left alone. She was in the hospital with infections 4 times last year. Since we've had her ... none. ::shrugs:: I wish you *all* the best!


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Post 20

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

By way of an update.

She eventually got to see a doctor who specilased in old people. He took one look at her prescriptions list and, when he recovered from the shock, deleted half the items on it and reduced the dosages of the others by about 2/3rds.

She'd been dosed for someone half her age and four times her body mass. (she's tiny)

Since when she's being doing much better, I'm pleased to say. smiley - senior


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