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William is very unwell again.

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by LadyA, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
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    I came to the nursing home this morning as I have a researcher coming to the house this afternoon to do two hours of memory /cognitive function tests on me as part of a three year study on the effects of stress on dementia carers.

    I got here just before they phoned me to tell me that William is pretty unwell again. He's quite congested, very tired and too weak to be out of bed.

    He looks so exhausted, poor love. And so terribly thin and weak. Is it awful to say I hope he doesn't fight too hard this time? :'(
     
  2. lizzybean

    lizzybean Registered User

    Feb 3, 2014
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    Oh LadyA, so sorry to hear that.

    Thinking of you.
     
  3. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
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    I remember when you started that testing last year, LadyA. Really dreadfully sorry to hear about your hubby. It's a tough one watching them struggle. Love and hugs to you both, xxxx
     
  4. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
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    Very sorry to hear this LadyA. My thoughts are with you.
     
  5. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

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    So sorry to hear that your William is ill again.
    What an awful worry for you
     
  6. bemused1

    bemused1 Registered User

    Mar 4, 2012
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    No lady a it isn't awful, it's wishing the best for William.There is only so much one body can take but some people just keep on fighting. To me it's the ultimate love, but I realise there are others who won't agree.
    Thinking of you and hoping for the best outcome whatever that should be
     
  7. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
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    Well, his BP is good, his oxygen saturation level is 99%,which is excellent, he has no temperature, which is good. But he looks so much like someone who is on the way out.
     
  8. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
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    That seems a bit strange LadyA. Perhaps the looks are deceptive?
     
  9. jan.s

    jan.s Registered User

    Sep 20, 2011
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    Thinking of you Lady A. X
     
  10. Lindy50

    Lindy50 Registered User

    Dec 11, 2013
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    So sorry to hear this Lady A. And no, it's not bad to hope for William to find peace.

    Thinking of you :)

    Lindy xx
     
  11. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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    Oh Dear. I`m so sorry. I know what a troubling time this is.
     
  12. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

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    Thinking of you Lady A. Another worrying time. x
     
  13. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
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    Thinking of you xx


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  14. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
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    Sending love & hugs xx
     
  15. esmeralda

    esmeralda Registered User

    Nov 27, 2014
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    Thinking of you and William, LadyA, and hoping that whatever happens William is peaceful and not suffering.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  16. Grace L

    Grace L Registered User

    Jun 14, 2014
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    Thinking of you both xxxxxxxxx
     
  17. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
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    Lady A, I'm very sorry to read the news about William; whatever is causing the congestion I hope he is comfortable.

    Love

    Lyn T XX
     
  18. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,540
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    I suspect it's aspiration of food /drink/saliva again.
     
  19. cragmaid

    cragmaid Registered User

    Oct 18, 2010
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    The congestion may be caused by his lack of movement too...fluid settles on the lungs. Medics used to call pneumonia " Old Man's Friend", helping a patient out of their suffering before something worse came along.
    These incidents for William are so draining for him and, similarly for my Mum, each one took longer to recover from and each time the bounce back was lessened in time and effect.

    What will be....I just hope that it is quick and painless when it does finally arrive...William and you have suffered enough.
    Thinking of you both...Maureen.x.
     
  20. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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    I'm so sorry to read your news Lady A. Thinking of you and William.
     
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