Sorry I didn't reply to the other thread about extra medication, but I've been away for a couple of days. Isn't it always the way? I'm a couple of hundred miles away from home, our alarm is playing up, one of my chickens is dying and my Mum's boiler isn't working. Then I get home to find my Mum can't get out of her chair even with the help of a carer. They called the doctor, who refused to come out. He reckons my Mum has missed loads of hospital appointments. Yes she did, because I didn't know she had AD then and she was throwing the cards in the bin. Anyway, what does that have to do with him coming out?! He has delayed getting a psycho-geriatric consultant in and even rang me at work to complain when the care manager chased him up. The care manager checked up about the antibiotics that were making my Mum sick and he was told they were in case of a urine infection. The tests were OK, so I didn't bother about finding someone to give them. Then today, 11 days after they were prescribed, the DN says no, the doctor is wrong and they were for a leg infection, so my Mum needs them after all. The doctor won't do whatever is necessary to get the extra pills in the dosset box for the carers, so I'm back at square one. My Mum is looking very old and frail now and I can't help but think she would be far better off in the nursing home we found close to where we live. My Mum is desperate to move, but the social services won't consider it until they have exhausted every cheaper option to keep her safe. She's been stuck in her chair for 3 months now and relies on the carers to take her to the toilet. She also wants to sleep in bed, but that's just not possible at the moment. They're bringing in a hospital type bed next week, but I don't feel she can cope with the controls. She can't even make the TV work these days. I'm afraid I've started damaging myself. It's mostly down to the redundancy and the appalling way we are being treated. I've known for 6 months that my job is going to India and yet they still haven't done any of the things they promised to help us. The job is going in 4 weeks and I still haven't even had my notice. Heaven only knows how I'll pay the vet bills for our 45 animals. We had annual boosters the other week and that was £300 more than my entire October salary. Sorry for that. I feel a bit better now.