"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)




Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Things are beginning to move, it seems

Yesterday the district nurse rang to say that she had arranged for the four visits a day to Dad by the Carers, followed by a phone call this morning from Red Cross it arrange the delivery of a hospital bed etc for him.
So it looks as though things are moving.
All I need to do now is persuade him of this and disabuse him of the notion that really, there is a sinister plot by the hospital to keep him as an in-patient!

8 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

It's not an easy task dealing with elderly parents. My MIL had a fall a few months back and we found it difficult - a very determined, opinionated lady.

Jennyta said...

I think Dad will be a lot happier once he is home. :)

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Yorkshire Pudding said...

Nobody knows for sure what's best in these kind of circumstances. I hope that your father can remain relatively independent and in his own home for a year or two but it's clear that you are going to have to be there for him despite the carers.

Shooting Parrots said...

Glad to hear that things are moving at last. Intersting that the Red Cross should be arranging the bed. My dad needed one so that he could sleep propped up because of his breathing, but the NHS provided it.

Jennyta said...

Weeks, not years, YP. This is end of life care. Our house isn't big enough to accommodate his needs but he wants to die at home, not in hospital or a nursing home so we're doing our best to provide that.

Jennyta said...

Not sure of the details but Red Cross and the hospital work together.

ZACL said...

Bless...

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