1. Our next Q&A session is on the topic of Christmas and dementia.This time we want our Q&A to involve our resident experts, you! Share tips and advice on navigating Christmas here in this thread.

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  1. Sweet

    Sweet Registered User

    Jun 16, 2014
    72
    So ...the weekend brought an ambulance to mums CH. Concerns over her breathing, and her circulation but fortunately they prescribed antibiotics and didn't take her to hospital. She has chest and water infection on top of last weeks diagnosis of cancer and of course dementia.

    The nurses called me in to talk of End of Care Plan and which funeral directors. I was quite shocked, naively so I guess.

    She's pretty unwell, the GP called out again to her this morning, Monday and then in the afternoon found her on the floor in her room.

    I've sat with her and cuddled her. I'm thinking the antibiotics will sort chest and water infections. Nurse said some carers at this stage say not bother with antibiotics? I said to continue this time.

    If it is end of life I just want her to be pain free... Such a roller coaster ..love my mum xx
     
  2. Ash148

    Ash148 Registered User

    Jan 1, 2014
    274
    Dublin, Ireland
    No useful advice, I'm afraid, just wishing the best for you and your mum as the journey goes on
     
  3. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,962
    Brixham Devon
    Sweet, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum. Re the anti biotic question; I was told the same but I also elected for my OH to have the AB's. I think they stop working naturally. I know that Pete couldn't be prescribed two or three because they had stopped working. I wasn't strong enough to say 'no more'-but I wouldn't judge anyone who decided to make that decision.

    Thinking of you at this difficult time

    Love

    Lyn T XX
     

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