1. nae sporran

    nae sporran Volunteer Host

    Oct 29, 2014
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    Bristol
    Hullo Exhausted. I remember your earlier posts, sorry to only catch up with this one now and wish you as many good night's sleep as you can while your dad is being looked after.
     
  2. exhausted 2015

    exhausted 2015 Registered User

    Jul 5, 2015
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    Thanks again everyone I really don't know what I would do without tp.... Dad remains in hospital tonight.. This may sound awful.. But it is another nights sleep... Hugs to you all xxx
     
  3. susy

    susy Registered User

    Jul 29, 2013
    806
    North East
    Not awful at all. We who have read your posts all know how much you are in need and deserve a break xxx bless you and get what blessings you can with good grace xxx
     
  4. hvml

    hvml Registered User

    Oct 10, 2015
    300
    North Cornwall
    Hi exhausted.

    I hope everything is going ok and that you are beginning to feel the benefits of some good sound sleep.

    Heidi xx
     
  5. exhausted 2015

    exhausted 2015 Registered User

    Jul 5, 2015
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    Hi susy and Heidi.. Thank you.. Yes I am getting some much needed sleep.. Couldn't believe it.. Went to bed at 11pm last night and woke at 9.30 this morning I was amazed at how long I had slept. Off to see dad later and then another early night xx by the way Heidi hope your weekend with oh went wel... It was just before Xmas wasn't it.. Best wishes exhausted xxx
     
  6. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
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    So glad to hear that you are catching up on your sleep!!! Bank all those hours x Thinking of you xxx
     
  7. susy

    susy Registered User

    Jul 29, 2013
    806
    North East
    That goes to show two things... One, you really are exhausted and two, you are de stressing and able to sleep for long periods. Keep going. Early nights rock xxxx
     
  8. DMac

    DMac Registered User

    Jul 18, 2015
    537
    Female
    Surrey, UK
    Exhausted, just to add my wishes for another restful, peaceful, blissful night's sleep for you. Much as I'm sure you want your dad home soon, enjoy the rest while you can. xx
     
  9. Jonny1

    Jonny1 Account on hold

    Apr 9, 2015
    10
    Nantwich, Cheshire
    Happy New Year exhausted! Try to take is easy in the next few days. It's impossible to think straight when you are tired and sleep deprived. You are doing so well - they don't teach you how to cope with life experiences like this at school!
     
  10. hvml

    hvml Registered User

    Oct 10, 2015
    300
    North Cornwall
    I had a lovely time with oh thanks exhausted!! I too slept a lot, to be woken by the juicer - carrot and pear. I go once a month, so it won't be too long before the time comes round again!!

    Xx
     
  11. exhausted 2015

    exhausted 2015 Registered User

    Jul 5, 2015
    624
    Female
    stoke on trent
    So pleased to hear that you had a good weekend and got some sleep too xx and no it won't be long for your next visit.. Even though each day is exhausting and challenging the time does seem to pass quickly doesn't it xxx
     
  12. hvml

    hvml Registered User

    Oct 10, 2015
    300
    North Cornwall
    It certainly does!! I have been here caring for Dad for 4 years and yet the day I came is so clear in my mind!!

    How is your Dad doing now? Mine had a day in bed yesterday as he was running a temperature, but he is absolutely fine this morning and whistling for me as usual.

    Xx
     
  13. exhausted 2015

    exhausted 2015 Registered User

    Jul 5, 2015
    624
    Female
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    Hi Heidi pleased to hear your dad is feeling better today... I have to chuckle when you say he whistles you but you seem to be OK with it xxx my dad has been an handful today for the nursing staff they've I formed me that he has been really restless today they tell me with no exaggeration that he has been to the bathroom no less than 70 times today to clean himself , his obsessive behavior is becoming a real problem to cope with they also tell me that he is not sleeping ( which I know only too well ) I have a meeting on the ward tomorrow morning with the mental health team ...so I hope it will be useful.. Thanks again for enquiring ...take care xxxx
     
  14. Louby65

    Louby65 Registered User

    Mar 26, 2014
    620
    Scotland
    Hope you get on ok tomorrow exhausted2015. The psychiatrist prescribed my mum trazadone which has helped quite a bit , so hopefully your dad can be assessed fully while he is in hospital with medication if suggested. Good luck . Lou
     
  15. exhausted 2015

    exhausted 2015 Registered User

    Jul 5, 2015
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    Thank you Lou xxx I Will try to post the outcome tomorrow xx
     
  16. exhausted 2015

    exhausted 2015 Registered User

    Jul 5, 2015
    624
    Female
    stoke on trent
    My little bundle of Joy

    My little bundle of joy he keeps my sanity
     

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  17. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
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    Yorkshire
    what a cutie - you've put a big smile on my face - thanks
     
  18. hvml

    hvml Registered User

    Oct 10, 2015
    300
    North Cornwall
    What a gorgeous little dog!! He looks like a proper character. Me and OH have got 2 cats in London. They have definitely kept him sane during this time of separation. He makes up songs about them and sings them to me down the phone.

    Best of luck for your Dad's MH assessment today. Now that the authorities are involved and aware of how much your Dad - and you - are suffering, lets hope they have some suggestions as to how his situation can be improved.

    Thinking of you both xx
     
  19. Louby65

    Louby65 Registered User

    Mar 26, 2014
    620
    Scotland
    Hi exhausted2015 , hope you got on okay with your dad's assessment . Best wishes , Lou
     
  20. exhausted 2015

    exhausted 2015 Registered User

    Jul 5, 2015
    624
    Female
    stoke on trent
    Just want to cry

    Met with the raid team today hoping that they could come up with something for dad's obsessive behaviour and sleeplessness.. But they basically told me that it was about time that I handed care over to a residential home so that we could have our father daughter relationship back.. The ward have been monitoring him since his heart attack and to put it in layman's terms it's give the dementia another kick up the bum.. They did suggest him going to a dementia care unit at our local mental health hospital until it was time for the respite break at the end of Jan.. Has this would give us a bit more time to make a decision about his future... During the meeting the tears were streaming down my face as I was almost imploring them to come up with something but they say there is no medication it's the disease progressing... I've been emotional all day... My poor dad xx I'm still undecided but may go for there suggestion and after respite bring him home and see how we are coping... Thanks again everyone for your concern.. A big hug to you all from a tearful exhausted xxx
    Sorry if the post is a bit muddled.. I'm a mess today xx
     

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