1. Bikerbeth

    Bikerbeth Registered User

    Feb 11, 2019
    396
    Bedford
    Bad news comes in 3 so I hope that is your 3 over and done with. Hope you are able to get the car sorted and find another suitable respite place although I guess you had already done a lot of searching to find that one
     
  2. Duggies-girl

    Duggies-girl Registered User

    Sep 6, 2017
    1,604
    So sorry that it wasn't a false alarm @canary I was hoping it was something and nothing. I hope they get him sorted out and home quickly. You obviously know how dad's stay in hospital went but he has been home 7 months now with no repeat events.

    Hope all goes well and enjoy the wine, although you are probably in bed by now.
     
  3. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,690
    Breathe, he’s safe & well looked after! hope you sleep in today
    Much love
    Xx
     
  4. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    8,077
    Yorkshire
    hope you both have a peaceful night @canary
     
  5. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,690
    Take care lovely
    Xx
     
  6. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
    3,183
    Nottinghamshire
    I hope you both had a peaceful evening. At least your OH is safe now. Maybe you can have today off caring - just phone to check how he is.

    I hope you get your car sorted quickly and can find somewhere for respite soon.
     
  7. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,762
    Female
    Dundee
    I hope you’ve had a restful
    Night @canary. Thinking of you both.
     
  8. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,712
    Female
    South coast
    I slept like a log last night and Im now enjoying a leisurely pot of tea.
    I have got to go in this morning as I wasnt expecting him to be admitted, so hadnt packed a bag for him. I too thought it would turn out to be something and nothing. A friend has arranged to pick me up at 11:00am so that she can give me a lift to the hospital
     
  9. pevensey

    pevensey Registered User

    Feb 14, 2012
    194
    Female
    South East Coast.
    I'm so very sorry @canary to hear your devastating news, I can feel your pain at the sudden loss of your respite that you so deservedly needed and looking forward to, those couple weeks to recharge your battery's and REST and RELAX, and OH having a change of surroundings. Regarding your OH sudden lack of weight bearing and falls, that is what's put my hubby in a short carehome, . Lifeline called paramedics few weeks ago as he kept falling one saturday morning I couldn't get him up, they took him to hospital for 10 days then they transferred him to rehab/carehome. It's a short stay one max 8 weeks I think, plan is to get him more mobile. It's a really lovely place and hubby actually likes it there, is much happier than when hes at home.
    I dont know where you are on south coast, I'm also down that way about 5 mins walk from the sea. But your prob not near here though. @canary I really hope you fin d somewhere very soon, and this stressful time gets better for you, I'm so dissapointed for you. You always give such helpful advice and your someone I always listen to and take note of. Sending you big hugs and thoughts.
     
  10. pevensey

    pevensey Registered User

    Feb 14, 2012
    194
    Female
    South East Coast.
    So pleased you are now resting @canary, but sorry to hear about OH, I hope he is soon on the mend, yes my hubby was put on iv antibiotics when he was admitted after his falls, but when he had finished them they said his chest infection was better and he could go home, even though he was still unable to walk, they hadn't got him up walking at all, I said I wasnt happy with him coming home as he would still be falling so they transferred him to the rehab / carehome for physio. As I said above it's a lovely place and hes happy there, will be about 4 weeks I think, SO canary please do t aggree for him to come home when his UTI is better tell them you need him to be assessed about his mobility. or you will be back to square one, Take care and look after YOURSELF
     
  11. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,738
    Kent
    Talk about rollercoasters @canary. I hope you will be able to get some rest while your husband is in hospital. Glad you had a good night.
     
  12. Sarasa

    Sarasa Registered User

    Apr 13, 2018
    571
    So glad you’ve got got friends who offer practical help, annoying about the car, just when it would be really useful. Hope they get the UTI sorted pronto. As my beloved mother in law always says ‘look after you’ as well.
     
  13. Rob_E

    Rob_E Registered User

    Feb 1, 2015
    169
    Male
    Liverpool
    So sorry to hear about your problems @canary , that old saying of 'it never rains but it pours' springs to mind. I hope things improve and that you are able to sort something with the respite, it's so important that as carers we get that respite in whatever form we can, I know for me it's the weekends away that keeps me going.
     
  14. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,690
    How are things today?
    Let us know how it’s all going
    Xx
     
  15. myss

    myss Registered User

    Jan 14, 2018
    377
    Hi @canary Sorry to hear that the respite stay was cancelled and that your OH has an UTI. That said I'm pleased you were able to have a nice night-in to yourself and a cosy lie-in this morning. Things like that are a godsend to carers! I hope things are better today for your OH and you're able to make alternative arrangement for respite.

    I thought 111 was for non-emergency calls and 999 for emergency calls. That may be the reason why the call-handler on the 111 call asked if it was an emergency.
     
  16. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

    May 27, 2016
    2,467
    Take care of your self while he is in hospital. Hope things settle soon. Just one thing after another for you, xxx
     
  17. anxious annie

    anxious annie Registered User

    Jan 2, 2019
    168
    Sorry to hear about all your problems , hope you have some good news soon X
     
  18. jugglingmum

    jugglingmum Registered User

    Jan 5, 2014
    5,273
    Female
    Chester
    Hoping you've survived today OK.

    Sending more (((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))
     
  19. Duggies-girl

    Duggies-girl Registered User

    Sep 6, 2017
    1,604
    I hope everything is ok @canary

    Hugs to you and lots of strength.
     
  20. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,712
    Female
    South coast
    Thank you for hugs and good wished.

    I got to see OH yesterday. The ward was busy, even though it was Sunday, and I didnt manage to see the doctor. My friend (or rather, the husband of a friend) gave me a lift and when I said how grateful I was told me "Its my pleasure, its what we are here for", but body language said otherwise and I was constantly aware that he was mentally clockwatching, so I felt that I couldnt hang around for long. Sister said that the doctor would phone me to get information about his neurological condition, but no-one did.

    The physios arrived while I was there, so I was able to explain about his strange gait and ataxia, but was also able to explain that with his rollator he was able to walk quite a distance. They got him up using a zimmer and with a physio on either side and someone coming up the rear with a wheelchair they got him to walk 2 or 3 steps before he collapsed back into the chair.:( They think he is going to need a lot of physio.

    Today Im going to try and sort out my car. I dont think I will be able to get a lift in, so Ill phone and see how he is.
     

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