Friday, September 23, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Things are starting to look up!!
Mum has now been out of hospital for a while but two weeks ago she hit a really sticky patch, a combination of the pain she was in plus a Doc who prescribed her drugs that were far too strong for the situation and that resulted in a dreadful down turn in her ability to do anything. In fact it was quite shocking to witness her decline.
Mums leg had been giving her some pain and the Doctor visited and prescribed an extra morphine patch plus a four hourly dose of oramorph. The more she took the less she could do, she was slurring her words and was incapable of getting out of her chair and getting on the the stair lift. I really thought she was behaving like she had had a stroke. So I called the GP back and luckily got another one from the practice who suggested that she went to hospital via ambulance for them to check her out. Once in the hospital they xrayed her leg and that was found to be in order so the addressed the drugs issue. They quite rightly identified that she was drugged to the eyeballs and had no idea what was going on. They talked to her and found out that the pain was only on standing and not the rest of the time, so heavy duty narcotics were not the answer. They took away the oramorph and swapped it for codeine that works well and she is now acting and sounding like the 'old' mum.
Today she has even managed to get out of the house and into the car, which is absolutely amazing !!! That is a huge step forward. I know that there is a place for oramorph, but it doesn't do mum any good and I hope that she comes to realise that.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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Sunday, September 11, 2011
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Friday, September 09, 2011
Monday, September 05, 2011
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Sunday, September 04, 2011
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Friday, September 02, 2011
Since getting back the weather has been brilliant, once the washing was done we got out in the garden and started to get that into shape. Carl and Tom worked really hard putting in a border of bricks, digging up some roots that were left over and generally doing manual work. I helped by giving clear and concise directions and supplying the occasional glass of water!! I am very please with the result and I have started to plant it up with bulbs from our Dutch trip and plants (being sold off in Morrison's for bargain prices!!)