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Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by gerrie ley, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. gerrie ley

    gerrie ley Registered User

    Apr 10, 2006
    83
    bradford yorkshire
    Merry Christmas to all
    Some people out there know me and my wife Mollie for you that dont here is a little history My wife Mollie had the devils disease alzheimers for almost eight years and I was her sole carer and I loved her very much and still do.
    On the tenth of November my wife became ill and I sent for the doctor she diagnosed a urine infection it was on a Monday. At 5am Thursday the thirteenth my wife died She had colapsed in the bathroom and fell backwards hitting her head on the wash basin. The coroner said that Mollie would have been dead before she hit the floor and that hitting her head had nothing to do with her death it was the infection that caused it. I should have recognised the symptems she stopped eating and drinking as from the Monday morning and she was telling everyone she was going to die her body was running down.
    The purpose of this thread is I went to our doctors this morning and we discussed Mollies death and he told me that another lady had died with same that week ie urine infection and alzheimers he said there must be a connection. This thread is meant to warn all you carers out there. The infection with alzheimers killed my wife Mollie in three days The death certificate signed by the doctor gives death as urine infection aggravated alzheimers
     
  2. mumof3

    mumof3 Registered User

    Feb 6, 2006
    82
    Gerrie - I am so sad to hear of the loss of your wife. It has come over so strongly in your posts how much you loved her, fought for her and wanted the best for her.

    Please take care of yourself and know that you did your absolute best.

    Best wishes and condolances xx
     
  3. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,058
    Toronto, Canada
    Gerrie,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.

    I want to thank you for being so unselfish as to think of others at this devastating time for you and giving us all a warning. That is truly a very kind thing to do.
     
  4. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    Am so sorry to read that your wife Mollie past away . Also in how Mollie pass away , what a shock it must of been to you xx
     
  5. Prague09

    Prague09 Registered User

    Jul 22, 2008
    174
    essex
    So sorry

    So sorry to hear of your sad loss and finding the time in you grief to warn us all of the risks of infection with AD. You must not blame your self though. Prague 09
     
  6. TinaT

    TinaT Registered User

    Sep 27, 2006
    7,095
    Bolton
    Thanks for the warning. I know first hand how quickly kidney problems can lead to disaster. I wrote recently about my experiences with my mum. Within five days she went from being perfectly mentally alert, to imagining people and animals were around her, to complete incoherance and delerium. I'm not an expert but I do believe from this experience that UTI's are very dangerous for older people.

    She had a three week hospital stay and went through a tough time but fortunately she responded to the antibiotics and is now home safe and sound although still very much 'mending' from her broken shoulder, kidney, liver, etc problems.

    xxTinaT
     
  7. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    I am so sorry to hear your news Love Jan
     
  8. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
    5,543
    Thank you

    Even through your pain and suffering you have warned us.
    I thank you for that.X
    Barb XX & Ron ZZ
     
  9. beech mount

    beech mount Registered User

    Sep 1, 2008
    1,524
    Manchester
    Thanks also.

    Am keeping an eye out for this my wife has just finished a course of antibiotics for the same,am now making sure she has cranberry juice each day.
    Many thanks,John.
     
  10. gerrie ley

    gerrie ley Registered User

    Apr 10, 2006
    83
    bradford yorkshire
    ehanks

    Thank you all for your kind replies Christmas will be tough but I have a great family to support me and yes I will keep coming back and try to help others as carers need all the help they can get and I know this first hand God Bless you all and my MOLLIE
     

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