My man rallied overnight with masses of antibiotics in the drip. He apparently quite happy to play with call bell in morning. He did so a few days ago too, and when I asked why he wanted a nurse to come, he said he pushed it so they would know he was there. Bit out of left field - but not totally silly!
So todsy, he had a reasonable morning, ate a small yoghurt and drank a 200ml bottle fortified milk. Complained it was difficult to coordinate his sipping or sucking with breathing. Nurses washed and dressed him and sat him in chair for lunch. He was not too impressed by this and went to sleep for half an hour. When lunch csme he wanted none, and was ready for bed again.
New nurses did not seem to be aware he had an off day yesterday, can't understand why! and expected him to stand for transfer. Maybe because they had not looked after him for a week or more, and were not expecting him to be so much weaker than before. Doctor was attentive today, checking food and fluid intake, and to tell me that in spite of being contacted by assessment team this morning, they would not be doing an assessment until he was in better health as it would not reflect his true ability!!! So much for putting the skates under them! Oh well. Did not really surprisr me, as I had wondered whether his off day would affect things. Thought myself it would not be fair or sensible to try a transfer in his state yesterday.
So we are back to Square 1 on assessment.
Afternoon went a bit downhill too. Despite all the antibiotics last night, he complained of being cold. He had been wsrm on getting up and refused his jacket. Put on socks, then blankets, polarfleece and jacket, thinking he should warm up. He did ! Temp high now and given blanket bath, and changed for bed. Sensibly refuused to get up for dinner, grnerally clenched teeth when soft food offered by nurse, then decided to have a few deep sleepy moments in the middle. After checking trmp again, nurse asked for bloods to be tsken. Spent an hour trying to find suitable vein to take 2 large samples to culture to check for bacterial infections,! So, all done now and tucked up in bed, no dinner, little fluids and still no IV fluids in when I left.
So he lives to fight (albeit somewhat feebly) another day. How long can this go on for? And will i ever get him to that lovely room I have booked in the resthome? Will have to see what tomorrow brings.
Oh boy! It was lovely to see him awake and a bit sparkly this morning! But he is SOOOO tired and restless tonight.