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    update of dave april 2013

    thankyou for your kind posts rushing off to work now so will come back tonight, helen i think of you too god bless you xx
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    update of dave april 2013

    Its been along time since i posted about dave, its very difficult but i feel the need to share with you how things are at the moment as i no you are all in the same situation. since my last post dave has detereated at a very fast rate, he is mostly kept in bed now as he is so rigid he can no...
  3. donkey

    Rapid Decline

    hi debbie, sorry for what ure going through but thought this may help, dave was put on diazapam recently and was almost comatose for three days and that was the lowest dose. dave has chc and is doubly incontinent canot comunicate at all and has no mobility. after five years they are sure dave...
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    Really struggling at the moment

    sending you a big hug muriel and good luck for your blood test results tomorrow . love lynne xx
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    Dave rapid decline nov 2012

    it took me a long time to log on as i had forgotton my password lol, i think of all my OLD friends andhelen im only on page seven of your thread but get the gist of things and wish you well, you are so positive and you allways kept me going. i dont bring dave home as much now as its a bit...
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    Dave rapid decline nov 2012

    Its been a while since ive been on talking point, i simply eaither dont get time or not sure quite what to say. its been a year now that dave went into the nursing home and in that twelve monthes daves mobility has almost gone now he gets very confused and Very distressed. he can no longer feed...
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    update on dave may 2012

    thankyou for all your kind words. dave came home for the day today and he had fishfingers chips and beans and loved every mouthfull. dave had his new chair i bought delivered friday and its so much more comfortable and he looks like a king sitting in it. he put his thumb up and then indicated...
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    update on dave may 2012

    thankyou izzy and janis we do what we have to do dont we or i should say want too it still gives me great pleasure when ive give dave the full monty shower shave hair wash toe nails finger nails, nose:eek: :eek:
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    update on dave may 2012

    thankyou tina, i sometimes think that i should just go every other day but as i pass the home on my way home at night, i find myself drawn to the place, then when i go in i wish i hadnt. i try and do things now like shower dave or play a game to take his mind off wanting to come home xx
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    update on dave may 2012

    its all so sad im still waiting for a miracle and most of the time its on my mind and i dont sleep thinking up ways to help dave . the plus side is we dont have the stress at home now but i do think that we are all carrying it around hidden deep inside but we cant let it out anymore. how are you...
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    How to obtain access to my dads pension at the post office if he cannot draw it?

    my dad has a card for his pension and i use it to get his pension weekly, you will need his pin number. my local post pffice no me quite well and its never been a problem x
  12. donkey

    update on dave may 2012

    im not sure how long its been since i last posted , im not sure why but it has been a long time in adjusting too dave going into the care home, i spend my time between home work and being with dave and i never seem too have a minute too spare. dave is very much worse now, he finds it difficult...
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    difficult time

    sylvia the whole time dave was in hospital i did the same as i had been at home, but with the 3 visits a day on top, at the home they wont let me do anything, i worked there 15 yeaqrs ago and some of staff are still there which is nice too no. xx
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    difficult time

    thankyou all for your support much appreciated, dave seemed settled last night when we left him at 9. at 11.30 he text me with just the letter o, not sure what this ment but havnt recieved anouther one as yet. dave loved his new 32inch tele but did indicate how much it cost, thats a bit of the...
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    difficult time

    dave is in NH now and sitting with 3 lovely ladies without dementia, everyone was lovely, i shall go in later after collecting the rest of his meds from hospital. one of said ladies ask me if i was his mum:eek::eek:. i no ive aged abit but even if i had him young that would push me over 70 :D im...
  16. donkey

    difficult time

    thanks helen and sylvia, dave will continue to type home in the evenings too and ive wrote a couple of things down that are happening tomorrow, assessment from wads and consaltant on friday for new tablets and he keeps checking it every few minutes he dosnt do this in the day it happens from...
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    difficult time

    dave is going into nursing home tomorrow and we celebrated with a beer. he wouldnt stop putting his arms around me tonight and kept kissing me:D something he hasnt done for a long time. not sure how i feel about tomorrow, relief that he will be out of hospital, but sadness too. im sure dave will...
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    Told I'll have to sell the house and leave to pay off final cost of care home fees

    i was told that the house is disregarded on the financial assessment because i still live there, but this applies too spouses carers etc too the house is in both names so i dont no if this makes a difference .
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    difficult time

    hi izzy and sylvia yes its almost ready just have to take his clothes now, i took dave on thursday on the way home and he put his thumb up and a man called bill stood up and shoock daves hand im quite hopefull he will settle in and i have told dave he cant come home everyday because i have to go...
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    difficult time

    thankyou helen for the link ive had a look and find it very interesting. on thursday and friday i walked dave home in the wheelchair and friday was his birthday, 57 and dave had a lovely day at home with his family. trouble was it was all up hill and ive now pulled my neck so havnt done this...