ludicrous isn't it! All we get from the hospital is, oh well we can't deal with that, you need to go to your GP. Her BP is still sky high too, but now the bloods are normal that's it, and she gets turfed out. It must cost the NHS more in the long run, because she has been sent home three times now, and without it being resolved, she is going to end up back in there sooner or later. She can't keep anything down, so her blood levels will keep dropping. It's a cycle now of transfusions to perk her up, send her home, then back in when they drop again.
Can you tell the macmillian nurses otherwise? Surely they will assess the situation for themselves anyway and see that he needs more support than that.
I dont 'get' the NHS - really, really dont. Yes I know how precious their beds are, I understand the lack of staff and how busy they are etc etc etc. I am not thick - I totally 'get it.'
Sending people home with medication they are unsure of....sending people home with 'drains' in, sending my Dad home and ignoring the poor bugger!!! The pharmacist is a good friend of my parents...when I told him the situation he almost cried. He is ensuring their medication is delivered to their house............their Doctor is ignoring them - even though she knows they are both at home. Their Doctor hasn't even rung them never mind bloody visit for 10 minutes. Dad told the Macmillan nurses and the District nurses that they only need to 'pop in while they are passing!!!!!!!!!!!' So we have a situation with two elderly very poorly people. Rafts and rafts of medication being delivered including bottles and bottles of liquid morphine. It terrifies me.
Hope the cramps pass soon, mama, and you are getting plenty of rest. I always got them, and bleeding with my pregnancies too. Scared the life out of DH but I do think some woman do just get it.
Trips - Must have been rather nice to be able to just leave him there when he was getting grumpy! <evil laugh> Do hope his blood counts rise soon though.
The dts are off to their first cubs camp tonight! Two nights of freedom! I'm really hoping too that mine aren't going to be the only ones that fly off without a backwards glance when I drop them tonight. Some parents seemed surprised that they even wanted to go at all, as they only went up to cubs this term, but they can't wait toseethebackofus
All of the kids have way more confidence than I did as a child, not sure where they get it from. DS1 was the talk of the school last week. For the talent show he did a mash up dance. We took loads of tracks like gangnam style, harlem shake, mashed them together and he did a crazy dance to them all with dressing up props. Only when it came to the dance for 'Mama Do the Hump!' the HT got the hump and stormed out, with the governor in tow Apparently her face was beetroot, and she was furious with the teachers for letting him do it. Eeek! The other kids were very impressed by it all though!
Gran has been sent home, with medication with no directions on it, and still with diarrhea. She does seem a lot better in herself, but still no nearer to finding out what it all is.
Evening all...................and I hope you are no reading this Mama but are tucked up in your bed.................*orders*! Well dk is still in, went over this pm and he was pretty fed up. His blood result came back at 2pm and no improvement, so they are giving him 2 bags of blood. The registrar said that if this bumps up his levels then he will come home tomorrow afternoon with both drains in, thats going to be awkward. They will then make him an appt for next Thurs to go back to the hospital to see the consultant and they will remove the drains. He got pretty grumpy with me so I left! Sure sign he is on the mend!! Night all xx
Just a little update: Still having cramping and they're a little more painful tonight, DH is fretting so he called our consultant and to ease DH's mind, he can fit us in for a check up. I'm not too concerned but DH is, so looks like I'm out voted.
Bubby - I'm resting... and I'm bored! I can't do this laying about stuff, it's driving me mad. The sun is out so I'm out on the swing with my laptop and books and I'm dying to do a bit of gardening.
DF has the kids and isn't bringing them home until 5pm, DH is texting me every hour for a photo message to prove I haven't moved. I love him, dearly but right now I want to hit him over the head with the bloody phone.
Still have small cramps every now and then but nothing like last night, still no bleeding etc. I can remember being like this during PG1 so fingers crossed it passes.
Trips - Is he stubborn and rather suffer at home than at a hospital? Is he willing to discharge himself?
Mama - I also am saying please rest, easier said than done with 4 little ones I know. Ruby - are you starting a new job, or having a rest from work until after you move? Trips- Would your DH be sensible enough to stay in if they advise it, or would he insist on going home? Also, the hospital should not let him home until he has had a bowel movement, so are they aware that he hasnt done so, or has he fobbed them off? J very contrite this morning, but this doesn't help after the fact, I think that he needs to have some sort of anger management intervention, I therefore think I will have to contact the school to see if I can speak to the counsellor to outline the real problems, not just what J thinks are the problem which is basically us! .
I'm trying, I promise. Called DF and he's going to take all dc tomorrow so I can rest. Honestly, I think I'm pushing myself to block out the nerves and worry. So, I'm kicking my own backside and resting. Dh read the riot act to me so DF is gunna start taking dc 3 times a week instead of 2 and our new cleaner starts on Monday as a trial - she'll be doing the washing too and then come once a week on Fridays.
Also if you rent him, you gotta feed him and deal with spreadsheets! He's like a Gremlin - don't get him wet and no food after midnight!
Still having cramps and dts are fed so sleep time for me
Do rest Mamma............please. Hands above the waist is fine by me Well very peed off today, dh has not come home, his blood count has dropped to 7.5 and they don`t want to give him blood, just put him on iron tablets. They will repeat the bloods tomorrow and if they have improved he will come home, with two drains still in...........yuk...........I am no nurse when it comes to those sort of things. He is not eating, says he physically can`t, not pooing! Personally I don`t think he should be coming home, but he will insist. The other thing today was three bloody letters from the passport office saying they are unable to process my application for the kids new passport. The letter said I had to fill in all new forms and pay particular attention to section 10. 10 is where you get someone to verify the kids photo. I didn`t get them verified as in their booklet it clearly says if the children are still recognizable from their last photo their is no need. So I phoned them up and was told the examiner felt they had changed too much. Ok I said but you haven`t sent the photos back for me to get them signed. No..........they don`t return them, they are now the property of H M government and will be kept in each childs file forever!! Bloody red tape..........so its going to cost me another £18 for new photos and £6 to post them securely back to them..................grrrrrrrrrr Must get some sleep, am goosed! Night all xx
I have no experience with older children (yet!) but I remember my brother used to ignore every warning my father gave, he'd answer like he understood when really he just wanted him to leave him alone, so when Father took away his games, he threw a fit. Maybe that's what J is doing? There's only so much space you can give him! Sorry, can't be of help bubby. How you feeling today?
Been having small cramps while laid in bed but a warm bath seemed to ease them, has me spooked though and now I'm hoping my 11+6 scan comes around quick. DH is massaging my feet as week speak. God, I'm in love haha.
Ok. So today, Mike and I had a meeting with the "Live Well" advisor, and basically, as far as fiet is concerned, we are not doing too badly, this just needs some tweeks here and there, but the biggest thing is the amount of exercise he needs to put in, which is what I already knew, but he had to understand. He has been accepted on thd programme, and will start in the nect few weeks. James, on the otherhand, had a complete meltdown when I told him it was time to turn off his xbox. He had a 15minute countdown, which he completely ignored, and when I turned off the internet. he screamef, cried, and threw a china bowl at me, luckily it missed, and smashed on the wall The Counsellor he has been seeing said we need to be "more understanding of his needs" and give him "space" , but does this mean completely giving in to him over basic rules of the house??
Rubes and Mamma hop you are both tucked up and fast asleep...........I should be.Up since 6.30am, got 2 off to school, had to take James over to Canterbury to the orthodentist, back at 2.30pm, cooked a meal for tonight, got boys ready for ATC, fed them then up to school for a meeting about the closure etc, back home at 8pm for supper!! H is feeling abit better, he may need a transfusion, if he doesn`t he could be home tomorrow....................................so soon!!!
I have a stinking cold and am so, so tired. I need to put some washing on. I'm having some work hassle which is worrying me atm. Just debating slipping some jack Daniels in my decaf coffee with a night nurse chaser. ....... life on the edge eh
Just realised I'm 9 weeks PG today which made me smile. Only 3 weeks and I can tell people!
Dts are awake and babbling to themselves, they're now in the cot as they've started to unswaddle themselves and sit up which isn't safe in the co-sleeper. I refuse to get up to bf when they aren't even crying.
I know me and my brother dont always get along (thats a bit of an understatement) but he has made me laugh tonight....
TEXT:- When I was 8 my hero was Neil Armstrong. I wanted to walk in space and be a pioneer in the space race, and further mans understanding with his fellow human beings. Turned out I am now 52 and discussing bowel movements with my Dad!!.
TEXT:- LMFWAO. I just want Robbie Williams to maul up my liberty bodice. Now I'm 56 and saw my Dads underkecks (boxers) today for the first time!!