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Feeling abot over-whelmed - not sure how other people cope

(8 Posts)
KatyMac Sat 26-Jul-08 04:57:42

DH has come home from hospital with a weeks IV anti-biotics

We have carrier bags of the stuff

I have laid it all out in the relevant order and counted it all (we don't really have enough)

I find it all a bit mind-blowing & despite DH being not too ill being in Papworth was scary.

I know I should be reassured by the fact that he wasn't that ill but I wasn't it just made me feel worse for the families of the people who were.

And in the back of my mind was the idea that if it wasn't serious we wouldn't have been there taking up a bed that could have been better used by a transplant patient

& should e have been on the ward with the transplant patients if he has an infection that won't shift - it seems too much of a risk tbh

I guess I'm up at 5am & stressing a bit

alipiggie Sat 26-Jul-08 05:17:37

Didn't want to let this go unanswered KatyMac. So sorry that your DH is sick and that you're having such a hard time. . Please don't beat yourself up about it. Your DH is just as important as the next man. If they'd have needed the bed they would have let you know. Take care of yourself. Hugs from Colorado.

OneLieIn Sat 26-Jul-08 07:14:49

Hugs Katymac, things always seem worst in the middle of the night. Don't beat yourself up, I am sure they gave him the bed because he needed it.

Judy1234 Sat 26-Jul-08 07:47:00

If you don't have enough they you need to make sure well in advance you get more. It seems complicated at first but you just need a routine. Those caring for my father (who was on about 20 different pills a day) just set up a system to make sure it was all taken at the right time and a record book and it was manageable.

You will probably manage very well. Presumably he has some kind of heart condition.

KatyMac Sat 26-Jul-08 07:56:51

It's his chest - he keeps getting chest infections

I agree about the middle of the night thing - I went back to bed sorry) & now we are doing the next dose

Thanks everyone

missingtheaction Sat 26-Jul-08 08:48:16

get one of those dosage boxes - makes you feel about 100 years old but I got one when teenage dc was on steroids and roaccutane with a dosage that varied every week for 6 weeks. No way could he remember what to take when or what he had taken so I sorted out a weeksworth in advance in the little boxes and could see at a glance whether he'd taken them or not.

KatyMac Sat 26-Jul-08 09:00:59

Thanks but it's not tablets - it's IV antibiotics - it's water, sailne, a-bs & hep something

Lots of syringes, wipes, needles, caps, fact all sorts of odd stuff

KatyMac Sat 26-Jul-08 10:04:18

OK - I have lined up 5 ice cream tubs of equipment & medication & each time he empties one we fill it up again - so we can keep ahead of it

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