"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Back again


And here we are again, back in hospital!
 Dad hadn't been well over Christmas, unable to come up to our house, and eating very little. In addition, his bowels were not working as they should, probably due to him now being on Zapain, so Out of Hours doctor was called and dispatched him to hospital for blood tests etc.
(Sod's Law dictates that, in our family, the vast majority of our need for health care seems to happen during evenings, week-ends or bank holidays.)
The following day saw him catheterised, having a blood transfusion and intravenous antibiotics but looking a better colour already.
"He may be able to go home tomorrow," they said yesterday.
Today they are saying that they are not sure about his ability to cope with his catheter if they do send him home and can I talk to 'Karen' when I go in to visit.
Watch this space ...

8 comments:

Shooting Parrots said...

I know from experience how tiring it can be worrying about a frail parent whenever they encounter the NHS. I hope he gets better soon and is back at home.

Dale said...

Sorry to hear it, Jenny. I'm hoping he's home now even as I type this.

Dale said...

Sorry to hear it, Jenny. I'm hoping he's home now even as I type this.

Jennyta said...

The staff are great, SP, but the system and lack of communication can let things down.

Jennyta said...

Not yet, I'm afraid, Dale. Maybe Thursday ...

mrsnesbitt said...

Sorry to hear this Jenny - her's hoping 2016 brings hope. Dx

Jennyta said...

Thanks, mrsnesbitt, we're hoping so.

ZACL said...

It is very difficult for all of you, hope dad's progress continues.

The hospitals are petrified locally acquired diseases and work to push people out before they are safe to be discharged and before appropriate community care, be it medical or social, can be put in place.

Look after yourself. x

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails