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Can we have Bruce Springsteen- Waitin(g) on a Sunny Day, great lyrics !!!
My husband has been on palliative care for nearly 2 years. He has severe dementia and copd. The one observation I would make is that we no longer see a palliative care nurse, really because my husband is taking longer than expected to die. So try to keep contact with patients. I do feel that I have ...
I would like to agree with the above posts. BB you are not hard as nails. You are sensible, kind, practical and helpful to so many forum members. You and Jenny gave me such useful advice when I was caring for my mum and husband.
Sorry I don't know about any sensation being felt. My husband has vascular dementia and he doesn't really talk very much now, but hasn't indicated any pain or discomfort, only when catheter changed. At least your Dad has no infection and the doctor came out which is good.
My husband who is 85 has had a catheter for 2 years. He in increasingly getting a similar problem. Used to go normal 12 weeks and would have catheter replaced. Recently he gets some bypass, some urine in the bag and then all works ok for a few days. I wonder i the urethra has become stretched with i...
My mum had a stroke at 80, it meant she lost the use of her right side. Mum was in hospital for 3 months with very little physio, really concentrated on her speech, which recovered very well. Mum came to live with me and we had OTs and physios in for about 6 months, she didn't recover her mobility b...
This must be so hard for you especially because your wife is so young. My husband is 85 and has vascular dementia,so different situation. He sees people in his bedroom and odd birds in the garden. I just go along with him, but it doesn't worry me at all, although sometimes it is very strange. My hus...
Does that mean you have to inform DWP when your caree goes to respite? Why would you have to tell DWP if you leave your job? Both of these apply in my case, I wonder if I should tell them now!!
Hi, my husband had a few bouts of cellulitis and was hospitalised as rather poorly. He had to have antibiotics for at least two weeks at a time and I think two different sorts of antibiotics at the same time before he was clear. My husbands circulation in his legs was poor which didn't help. Hope yo...
If your mother is paying you £5,000 every 6 months, that is quite a bit more than the £120 a week that you can earn and still claim Carer's allowance. I know that for the hours you are working for your mum, what you are being paid is not a lot, but I wonder if there is another way around your situat...