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    I should have pointed out that the procedure is...

    I should have pointed out that the procedure is different in my Mum's case with the stone obstructing the biliary duct. You will have to be guided by the consultant. I was told that the risks were...
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    I posted recently with a similar problem - my...

    I posted recently with a similar problem - my mother has a stone in her bile duct which ideally should be removed. However, the doctor considered her a high risk patient. The procedure involves...
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    I had a Sunday paper put by for me at our local...

    I had a Sunday paper put by for me at our local "corner shop" and they wanted me to pay a week in advance to insure themselves against me failing to pick it up. Could this be the problem with your...
  4. Thank you, Sue. I understand there are all sorts...

    Thank you, Sue. I understand there are all sorts of risks, not least that of bleeding as my Mum has been on blood thinning tablets and would need to stop those beforehand. When my Mum had a...
  5. Thank you for replying, Kevin and Amy. I...

    Thank you for replying, Kevin and Amy.

    I actually saw my doctor yesterday regarding my own problems (just been diagnosed with high blood pressure!) and he said he will talk to me about it next...
  6. Removal of Stone in Biliary Duct - Elderly Dementia Patient

    Can anyone tell me if their relative has had the above? The medical name for it is Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP).

    My mother was recently admitted to hospital with an...
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    Hi trier, I am the person who originally started...

    Hi trier, I am the person who originally started a thread on this topic last year. I did get my NI record and from what I remember it came quite quickly from HMRC so I would urge you to apply.
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    Pleased to hear it's coming on Monday. How are...

    Pleased to hear it's coming on Monday. How are you supposed to take the amount he has left over after the care home's been paid, if they have stopped your husband's pension? Has it gone straight to...
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    I'm a bit frightened of accepting Windows 10 too,...

    I'm a bit frightened of accepting Windows 10 too, like Lilac Blossom. I've still got Windows 7 and I know it's really different, the next one after that. My friend has 8 and I've tried to help her...
  10. Thread: Carer's Credit

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    I just checked Sue and you have to look after...

    I just checked Sue and you have to look after someone for at least 20 hours per week - which maybe you do? But you don't need to worry about it as you get NI credits paid with any benefits you get...
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    Chuggs, you should apply for this from your...

    Chuggs, you should apply for this from your gas/electricity company. I only recently found out about it.

    https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme/what-youll-get
  12. Looking on the bright side, the length of time...

    Looking on the bright side, the length of time taken means they are weighing the case seriously and taking all the evidence into consideration. You know the facts of the case but they are seeing it...
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    Hi Beate, I don't think you could be called a...

    Hi Beate, I don't think you could be called a snob if you like Kylie!!!
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    Hi Lindy, Napisan has got bleaching agents in...

    Hi Lindy,

    Napisan has got bleaching agents in it but I use it because it's germicidal and gives a hygienic wash. If it's safe for baby's clothes, I figure it must be all right for my Mum.

    It...
  15. Thread: Do we have to pay

    by nita
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    Hello exhausted, There is a lot of advice on...

    Hello exhausted,

    There is a lot of advice on this already in the Legal section. If you put "POA" or "power of attorney" into the search engine on this site, you will come up with a lot of...
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    Mum is bedbound so has to have the adult...

    Mum is bedbound so has to have the adult "nappies" - ones they call slips. The carers roll her from one side to the other to put them on and stick the tapes at the sides. I have done it myself but...
  17. Thread: Completey lost

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    Can you see the ward manager or sister in charge...

    Can you see the ward manager or sister in charge and make an appointment to see her doctor yourself? There must be something they can do to calm her if she is in such distress. Preferably she...
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    Thanks - I'll add them to Mum's shopping list.

    Thanks - I'll add them to Mum's shopping list.
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    Lady A, are the washable bed pads called Kylie...

    Lady A, are the washable bed pads called Kylie sheets? Are they heavy and do they have a plasticky feel or make the person sweaty? I was told not to get them as Mum has an air flow mattress and...
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    If your mother has continual UTIs, the doctor...

    If your mother has continual UTIs, the doctor might prescribe a low dose antibiotic to be taken continuously as he did for my mother.

    I would say that what your mother is experiencing, is not a...
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    Stanley, there is now a new Tena ultima which I...

    Stanley, there is now a new Tena ultima which I think is slightly more absorbent than the maxi, but even that doesn't guarantee there won't be a leakage in the night. I am also going to try the...
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    [QUOTE=Sue J;1141556]Reading your post Stanley...

    [QUOTE=Sue J;1141556]Reading your post Stanley made me think of my friend who constantly complains of a dry mouth, I equally constantly have to remind her to use a spray I got some time ago to help...
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    One other idea - I bought a bolster pillow from...

    One other idea - I bought a bolster pillow from House of Bath. Only trouble is, Mum is incontinent, and I had to throw it away! (You can get pillow cases for them but not pillow protectors which...
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    Hi, Stanley. My Mum has a hospital bed and...

    Hi, Stanley. My Mum has a hospital bed and airflow mattress, both provided by the local equipment service through our council. Not the same problem as my Mum is immobile but she still needs turning...
  25. Thread: Do we have to pay

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    If you can't get CHC but still have a nursing...

    If you can't get CHC but still have a nursing need and are in a care home, you may be able to get NHS Funded nursing care:-

    http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/what-is-nhs-funded-nursing-care.aspx

    I...
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