Well I hope you have all had as good a day as possible.
Today started out very stressful with mother, demanding to get ready to go to friends for 9am, even thought she only got up at 8.55! We weren't going over until at least 11am so that was a tad tiring.
I sat her done and got her a cup of tea and brought her, her tablets,painkillers, thyroid, food digestion ones.
She opened her presents, ohhing and ahhing as we went along so that wasn't so bad. She sat and counted them and came to 35 presents, lots of small bits and pieces just wrapped all separately, this included my brothers and my friends ones. She then said oh what did you get, i got a couple of lovely ones from my friends a voucher from my brother (!) and a card from mother. She then said oh you didn't get much! I said i must have been on the naughty list
I assume no crimbo from mother will come, lol.
Anyway, i went off to have a shower as I had just packed the food to take over to my friends for Christmas Lunch. Came down and mother announced to me that she had taken her tablets Erm what tablets - oh my morning tablets, i went and checked she had decided to go and take her lunch time tablets 55 minutes after the ones i had just given her !!!
This concerned me greatly, this in total made her have over 2,000 mg of painkillers!!!!!!
I called the surgery and got the number for NHS24, and got a fabulous young lady who calmly talked her way through everything and then said she would get a nurse to call me back as they were all busy on calls but it wouldn't be long. Within 3 minutes I had a doctor on the phone as he felt it was important rather than a nurse to call me back. He explained some of the side effects she may have having had the extra painkillers, but nothing too serious, but of course any problems to take her to a hospital immediately. I wished him a Merry Christmas and apologised for the call on Christmas day, and he said he was more than happy to talk help. Awww bless.
Anyway got over to my friends an hour and half late, but still managed to get lunch on the table for 2.45, including the cooking of the veg and chicken (don't like turkey)
Anyway my friend had done a lovely table, and took a lot of preassure off of me and I can't thank her enough for her kindness. Mum was waining by 5.30 so we packed up and came home. She sat down and had a cuppa and then settled in to watch the soaps,She can't really follow them but knows the characters of sorts but no idea what happens in them.
In the meantime mother was convinced I was her mother,and kept calling me 'mum'. Found this uneasy as this is another syndrome!
Anyway I am sure I am not the only to have the usual Christmas excitement, but do hope that nothing you have gone through has been too harrowing.
Hugs and love to all,