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Hi Samantha, I am replying through ignorance/no experience, please forgive, but maybe I can make a suggestion although others here will be better informed. It seems you are worried about what might/could be the situation in three years time. Three years hence, what stage would you be in your degree?...
Hi again , I'm not sure what use a clock would be. Perhaps someone will explain. My thoughts are that your SIL is is some kind of denial and 'martyr mode'. (Not any kind of professional opinion). I wonder if you have shown your brother this thread? If he is working all day and reluctant to 'interfer...
Hi Andrew, I am so sorry to hear your sad story. My sympathy and condolences on your terrible loss. Immediately after a loved ones passing there is much to do and arrange, but when all is complete it suddenly hits hard. I know this is a much offered platitude but it is really true that time passes a...
Hi again Valerie, AS BB says your SIL cannot and must not be forced or persuaded to give injections, blood pressure checks or any other kind of medical or personal care. To be blunt and sound horrible (which I'm not trying to be) she has to 'grow some backbone' and stand up for herself. She does NOT...
Hi Tracey,
There comes a time when enough is enough and you have to get your priorities right. Dad has gone past the point of no recall now and thank goodness for your good sense in recognising that before something unforgivable happens.
Stick to your decision and protect that lovely little lass.
Hi Valerie, First of all try to get your SIL to accept that no-one HAS to look after another adult, whatever the relationship. Not parent, spouse, sibling or adult child. There's no law or obligation to enforce it. Secondly get her to practise that small but very powerful word. NO. Tell the hospital...
Hiya What would happen if you ignored the shout? Would it get louder and more agitated or would he stop until the next time? Might he be shouting 'in his dreams' or do you think that his sleep patterns have got turned around so that he is awake all night? Perhaps a visit to the GP? Maybe some medica...
Hi Simon Obviously your dear wife's needs have been assessed and care put in place but have you undergone a Carer's assessment? When I had one it was agreed that the care company we used could provide a 'sitting service'. This meant that one of the carers my mum already knew would come purely to sit...
Hi Susan, I can understand how distressing this is for you. Actually I think the GP should be made aware of both issues. If you share a GP then perhaps an appointment for yourself where you explain that you are becoming very stressed and why. If not, and in that case your husbands GP may not feel it...
Hi Jamie, Welcome to the forum. You have got a lot on your plate and do need some help. Sorry about the questions people are going to ask, but it helps us to make suggestions. Have you and your wife had Needs and Carer’s assessments? Is your wife claiming all the benefits she may be entitled to? (In...