Hi Everyone, Des has been in hospital for 10 days now. I am seeing a social worker this afternoon and hope to get carers coming in when they send him home.If they need 2 carers to move him do they not see that 1 72year old is struggling at home?. Some days have been good but Sunday they said there were no pajamas but there were 3 pairs.Not life threatening to sleep in day clothes but another niggle for him.He is so desparate to get home but I need that help in place first,sorry Des.It seems assessments are always done in hospital but GPs District nurses physios speech therapists could surely do this without uprooting him
I am sure this is a better hospital than many but bell answering can be quite slow and the food,really important to Des is not exciting and his love of icecream is forbidden in case he chokes.They were thickening his drinks but I have managed to stop that a cup of tea with an overdose of thickener would make you gag to look at it.I am grateful to Jane Stein PSPA for helping get Des into hospital.Anyone out there who struggles please use that helpline.I discovered the pain in my shoulders went after Des had been away for a couple of days,BLISS!
I hope he will be happier today yesterday it felt like leaving an unhappy child,Px