Mum very poorly

Discussion in 'End of life care' started by jelba, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. jelba

    jelba Registered User

    Aug 1, 2012
    181
    Huddersfield
    Mum got another lung infection and this time it's worse been sick very un responsive. Been in hospital since Tuesday eaten a bit of food also got spots on her back 10 hour shifts with her just got home know can't sleep doctor said she might not come back from it this time just hope tomorrow a better day
     
  2. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    11,159
    Female
    South coast
    (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))))) @jelba
    Its a horrible time.
    See what tomorrow brings - she might bounce back
     
  3. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    2,280
    I do sympathise, emotions are all over the place
    ((((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))))))
    Take care of yourself
     
  4. Stripey3

    Stripey3 Registered User

    May 29, 2019
    31
    Hope your Mum bounces back, fingers crossed for you.
     
  5. jelba

    jelba Registered User

    Aug 1, 2012
    181
    Huddersfield
    Eat some food yesterday doctor coming back on Monday to see what the next step is still quite out of it on drip and antibiotics
     
  6. Sharin

    Sharin Registered User

    Aug 30, 2019
    12
    It's a horrible place to be.
    My mother is in same place as yours at the moment.
    Big hug to you.
    Xxx
     
  7. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,584
    Merseyside
    Thinking of you @jelba. It’s so difficult to watch & wait.
     
  8. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,711
    south-east London
    The waiting, watching, all the ups and downs and never quite knowing what is coming next, or when, is very stressful.

    Thinking of you @jelba and I hope the doctor can throw some light on how things are when he/she visits tomorrow.
     
  9. jelba

    jelba Registered User

    Aug 1, 2012
    181
    Huddersfield
    Mum eat 2 meals and some drink yesterday doctor coming this morning to see mum perked up yesterday was more alert but still coughing a bit. Salt team said no more thickner in drinks as its not helping her lungs still got 2 days of antibiotics left thanks for all your help and kind thoughts
     
  10. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    2,280
    The district nurse is now on Dads case... but the emotional rollercoaster has taken its toll on me. SALT team & O/T hopefully will be going in at some point soon. Poor Dad still being left in lounge area to sleep in upright chair, but he’s on stronger pain relief- patches so small mercies!
     
  11. Dimpsy

    Dimpsy Registered User

    Sep 2, 2019
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    Female
    The strength of the human spirit is amazing and it sounds as if your lovely mum has turned the corner. Fingers crossed for you both and look after yourself xx
     
  12. jelba

    jelba Registered User

    Aug 1, 2012
    181
    Huddersfield
    Mum off drip salt team came and are happy with her going back to 2 thickner just waiting for the doctors to come
     
  13. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    11,159
    Female
    South coast
    :)
    Mum did the same. She got a chest infection and ended up in hospital on a drip and IV antibiotics and I was told that she probably wouldnt survive, but she bounced back.
    The capacity for people with dementia to hang on to life amazes me.
     
  14. Duggies-girl

    Duggies-girl Registered User

    Sep 6, 2017
    1,779
    Dad was the same 6 months ago, pneumonia, heart attack, stroke, 3 falls while in hospital for 3 weeks. We were called in one night to say goodbye. It was horrendous but he came home and is still here with no memory of that time at all.

    He is happy while I am an emotional wreck. What will be next. I just don't know but it's not doing me any good.
     
  15. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    2,280
    Totally sympathise it’s not good for the blood pressure that’s for sure!
    If one more person tells me to chill out I’m going to not be responsible for my actions!!
     
  16. Jale

    Jale Registered User

    Jul 9, 2018
    359
    Female
    Infections are awful on PWD - like canary said my mum was really poorly and in hospital and honestly I didn't think she would come through it, but she did. I hope your Mum continues to improve
     
  17. jelba

    jelba Registered User

    Aug 1, 2012
    181
    Huddersfield
    Just a update mum back at care home had to wait 6 hrs for transport in hospital my dad and my mum mate going to see her today I feel very tired going back to work today everything is behind at home hard to keep up with everything didn't help someone stole my credit card details of the Internet as well last week just hope this week a better one thanks for all your help and lovely comments
     
  18. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Oh no! How awful for you on top of everything else! Thinking of you.
     
  19. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    2,280
    My husband got his wallet pickpocketed the day before our wedding! Cheekily the so & so bought a bikini in Australia- we didn’t have a honeymoon as he had no cards, or access to money!
    He then asked me have you been buying swimwear from Australia.......
    Ummm - no!
    You’ve got to laugh....
     

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