1. NewKid

    NewKid Registered User

    Mar 26, 2009
    367
    Warwickshire
    Hello, just wanted to add to what others have said and send best wishes. I am a relatively new TP-er and you always seem like one of the many wise and kind veteran posters who gives advice and comfort to others. No advice from me but it's certainly your turn for a comforting online pat and boost to your spirits.
     
  2. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Thank you NewKid, that's a kind thought, and much appreciated.:)

    John is still bright and alert today, he was sitting out in the sunshine in his sunhat and dark glasses, looking very cool!;)

    Now he's off for his afternoon nap.:)
     
  3. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    So glad to read that Hazel. Another trauma behind you......no, don't look back.

    Take care of yourself too, as these episodes have a way of dragging you down. Love n'hugs.
     
  4. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    It's true, Connie, I feel drained. Just can't find the energy to do anything.

    However, John's fine, and that's the main thing.

    How are you?

    Love,

    PS And I'm hitting the chocolate again!
     
  5. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Hello Hazel..

    Delighted to hear that John has rallied so quickly...

    What sunshine....:confused:

    Although I'm rather glad if you have sunshine...my daughter and little family are in Innerleithen tonight for her BILs 50th Birthday party..I think they've taken over the village hall..and there's a BBQ...I was invited...(wistful smiley...)

    Love xx
     
  6. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Oh, I wish you'd been able to come, we could have met up!:)

    It's been absolutely beautiful here today.:)
     
  7. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    One day, Hazel...:)

    Our friends who live in Peebles went off to Canada for a couple of weeks yesterday....which is a shame too..so near..yet so far...!

    Anyway, Hazel...once the respite is sorted rest assured I'll be visiting Scotland....my spiritual home...:D

    There's no escape.....!

    Love xx
     
  8. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Now why would I want to do that?????:)

    Love,
     
  9. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    :D When I'm in Scotland....

    Macaroni Pies are a must have..:)

    And Lorne Sausage...:D

    I rave continously about the air and the scenery....even if it's raining....:rolleyes:

    And I weep when I hear Bagpipes....they're so beautifully mournful...:cool:

    And I never want to leave.....:eek:

    love xx
     
  10. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    I'm relying on you to introduce me to macaroni pies, gigi!:)

    Well, John is back to his normal sleepy self today. The stimulating effect of the seizure lasted five days.

    While it was lovely to have him so responsive, I'd rather no more seizures! On the plus side, he doesn't seem to have deteriorated s a result.
     
  11. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Hello Hazel....

    It's good to hear that John has had no further deterioration as a result of his seizure and infection.

    ...I'll call at the Butchers/Bakers in Peebles and bring some with me....:D

    Love xx
     
  12. nellbelles

    nellbelles Volunteer Host

    Nov 6, 2008
    8,372
    leicester
     
  13. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Absolutely not Helen....:eek: Although the local chippy in Peebles used to sell them...I struggle to eat a normal Mars Bar...let alone a deep fried one...:rolleyes:

    Macaroni Pies are like a Pork Pie crust and shape..without a topping..and filled with Macaroni Cheese...Lasagne Pies are equally yummy...same thing..filled with beef lasagne instead of macaroni cheese. They can be deep fried thus adding millions of calories to their already overloaded calorific value..:eek: Or just heated up in the microwave or oven. But best eaten still warm and freshly cooked,sitting on a bench overlooking the River Tweed...heaven on earth...:D

    Sorry Hazel for disrupting and deviating your thread...:eek:

    Love xx
     
  14. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,092
    Toronto, Canada
    Hazel,

    Good to hear John does not seem to have declined because of the seizure.

    It was a lovely thing to have him responsive but I agree with no more seizures. At least you had those few extra days.

    Love,
     
  15. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Don't apologise gigi!:)

    I can feel a trip to Peebles coming on!:)

    Love,
     
  16. foxhound

    foxhound Registered User

    Jun 26, 2008
    187
    Hi - very good to hear that things are looking better again.

    Could I ask a great favour? - I've had a trawl through the thread trying to find details of the dressing/treatment which finally fixed John's heel, as my old ma's heel has suddenly started to go quite badly backwards having nearly healed up. Our DNs are very nice, but I think some prodding and fresh ideas might be useful. I seem to remember you talking about a dressing by the name of Biatin(??). A couple of bullet points on dressings/meds used would be vv useful. Thanks.
     
  17. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Hi foxhound

    I's Biatain:

    http://www.coloplast.co.uk/ECompany...IEWDOCSBYID)/A5DCE994EDE9454480256F8E005F80B1

    The dressings are quite difficult to apply correctly on the heel. They'll probbly say the dressings can be left on for up to a week; don't go for that, they begin to smell after a few days. They started off with 5 days for John, but had to reduce it to 3.

    It took a long time to heal, but it did eventually, after about a year.

    John wore a sock over the dressing, then a sheepskin heel protectors as an added precaution. (Lots of suppliers if you google).

    I hope your mum's heel responds.
     
  18. foxhound

    foxhound Registered User

    Jun 26, 2008
    187
    Hazel - thanks for the super-rapid response - v helpful. I'll suggest those to the DN's - but first I'll get them to swab for an infection - I have a hunch there's one bubbling under the surface.

    Thinking fondly of Scotland, but not, I fear, of macaroni pies (now, my father did love those - brought up on excellent Austro-Hungarian/French cooking, he came to this country and fell totally in love with Brit school food! Very very odd is all I can say!) Now, if you're thinking Scot-food, what's wrong with a nice crab, followed by gigot, followed by cranachan? Actually, why stop at gigot - a whole wee lambie grilled over a wood fire -now that is eating....
     
  19. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,434
    Female
    Dundee
    What about some nice Scottish salmon? Being in Pitlochry at the moment salmon is on my mind!! Or haggis - I love it! Izzy x
     
  20. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Hi foxhound and Izzy

    Yes, all of those!!!!:D:eek::D

    Especially cranachan, I've got a sweet tooth, and I love Scottish raspberries.
     

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