1. Loiner

    Loiner Registered User

    Oct 29, 2005
    73
    Leeds, UK
    mums been admitted to hospital with suspected pneumonia and an 'unusual' heartbeat.

    David
     
  2. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    David, just picked up your post.

    Mum is now in the best place to be properly treated for the pneumonia.
    Try not to worry too much about the unusual heartbeat until you have more info.
    Thinking about you at this difficult time.

    Please let us know how mum gets on. Take care of yourself, Connie
     
  3. Loiner

    Loiner Registered User

    Oct 29, 2005
    73
    Leeds, UK
    erm, i just rang up, she's still in casualty, i was told it wouldn't be long for bed so I came home at 3:30, and er... feel guilty now, lol
     
  4. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    David, no guilt trips, thats an order. She is in good hands, and there is nothing practical you can do.
    Try and get a good nights rest, ready to see mum tomorrow. Fingers crossed for you . Connie
     
  5. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear David,

    Absolutely no point in you staying awake and fretting. You need to sleep to deal with what's happening during the daytime. Am thinking of you.

    Jude
     
  6. Loiner

    Loiner Registered User

    Oct 29, 2005
    73
    Leeds, UK
    actually they found her a bed, on a surgical ward, male side, at 00:30am
    not good service imho
    they'll transfer her to an appropriate ward, when they have a bed
    now, I am off to bed
    ni ni

    David
     
  7. Loiner

    Loiner Registered User

    Oct 29, 2005
    73
    Leeds, UK
    I am so ******* angry pardon my language its unbelievable. They moved her at 3am to another ward.
    I just rang them up, the new ward and was grilled by the sister of the ward. She was saying mum was in a 'right state' and covered in pressure sores. mum has one prssure sore i missed on lower right leg at back, fair enough, what she calls the other pressure sores are tears in the skin, her skin is so thin it can rip from simple movement as the ambulance crew found out yesterday they ended up putting 3 swab patches on where they tore her while moving.

    She talked to my brother and has a meeting with him at dinnertime, this is the same brother who hasn't visited for a yr, and cause he's a nurse thinks he take over her treatment whenever she is in hospital, he really hacked off mums consultant on her regular ward last year.
    I am the next of kin, not him, and am about ready to blow a fuse

    David
     
  8. inmyname

    inmyname Guest

    What does your brother stand to gain out of this ?

    Dont like to be suspicous but have seen this kind of thing quite often if a relative wants to gain something later .
     
  9. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Dear David, of course you are angry..........angry with said brother ( there seems to be at least one like that in every family)............angry at your mum's treatment over the bed situation ( but at least she is settled now).

    Channel the anger into energy to change the things you are in control of, and try to rise above the rest. You know you are doing your very best for mum.

    Take care now, Connie
     
  10. Loiner

    Loiner Registered User

    Oct 29, 2005
    73
    Leeds, UK
    I've been down and had quite a 'chat' with this sister of the ward, I blew all her points out of the water, and pointed out I was insulted to be acused of not looking after mum properly, then it was the "oh I didn't mean to imply..." etc etc
    half of mums prob like being dehydrated was from being on a hospital trolley for 14hrs and not being able to ask for a drink.....
    I dealt with it all like that
    I also informed them tho my brother would probably be trying to tell them what he wanted he has no right over mums care.
    I am angry at being upset like this, and fed up, the district nurse sister backs me 100% so least i have that support but if I get any more **** i complain

    David
     
  11. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Well done David. You seem to have dealt with today's issues in a very reasonable way. Please let us know how mum progresses. Connie
     
  12. Kathleen

    Kathleen Registered User

    Mar 12, 2005
    639
    West Sussex
    David

    You seem to be doing an excellent job of looking after your Mum.

    As for your dear brother, I have one like that, money first, Mum second. At least we know we are doing our very best for our Mums because we love them and want to help all we can.

    Keep up the good work

    Kathleen
     
  13. Loiner

    Loiner Registered User

    Oct 29, 2005
    73
    Leeds, UK
    thanks all, Kathleen, money where my bro is concerned is he has it, we don't.
    Mum, just b4 she had the incident that caused the dementia told me a story from 1940 when my uncle phillip married aunty venus (the other one with dementia) and her family held the wedding.
    Mum said they treated them as if they were riff raff, barely tolerated.
    On the train back she asked why and my grandad said " because they don't know any better, but we do", mum said my bro was just like that family, ashamed to have relations without money, mind u he's always been like that.
    He made it clear, its my job, and fine I wouldn't have changed a thing ovr the past 14yrs, but he isn't stepping in now cause he thinks he can show other ppl he looks good and knows what he's talking about as a unit manager for a few psychiatric wards.
    I let him know mum was in hospital, not so he can tell staff what he wants, but so he can visit mum if anything happened it would not be right, but then I think family comes first, even the bad ones

    hugs
    David
     
  14. Kathleen

    Kathleen Registered User

    Mar 12, 2005
    639
    West Sussex
    Loiner

    Perhaps we should have been siblings, we seem to both be in the same position and think alike.

    Family and friends are the most precious possesions we have. I have never been a materialistic person, which is just as well, or I would be one unhappy bunny.

    We seem to lurch along just about keeping our heads above water, but I am blessed with happy memories of my beloved Dad,a lovely Mum battling AD, and a fantastic husband, children and grand-children.

    Hope your Mum has a speedy recovery,

    Kathleen
     
  15. Loiner

    Loiner Registered User

    Oct 29, 2005
    73
    Leeds, UK
    just got word from hospital mum is worse, so am going down to see her. they've moved her bed next to the nurses station so they can keep an eye on her.

    David
     
  16. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    Sounds difficult. Keep us posted. Thinking about you BeckyJan
     
  17. Loiner

    Loiner Registered User

    Oct 29, 2005
    73
    Leeds, UK
    I had to leave when visiting ended so, they don't think its so bad, or they'd of let me stay. She's not responding to antibiotics and her urine output is almost nil, fungers xxed

    hugs
    David
     
  18. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    David, just read your last posting. You are right to feel that they would not have let you go if things had been critical. We will all have our fingers crossed, and those of us who pray will add you to our prayers.

    Keep us informed please, we do care. Love Connie
     
  19. Kathleen

    Kathleen Registered User

    Mar 12, 2005
    639
    West Sussex
    David

    Hope you and your Mum had a good night, thinking of you both

    Kathleen
     
  20. Loiner

    Loiner Registered User

    Oct 29, 2005
    73
    Leeds, UK
    just been to see her, she's responding they say to the antibiotics which is good in fact she was a little bit, grumpy, not seen that often with her.
    I did mention to staff, leaving her glasses off and hearing out will get less response when they want cooperation.
    in daylight tho she looks a right state, both her hands are black and blue from blood samples and pulled out iv's. her arms are similar from handling i expect, she bruises and tears so easily now.
     

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