Got Mum up Friday morning for her hair wash ready for the hairdresser's visit in the afternoon. I took her through to the bathroom on the commode as per usual and popped her feet into a bowl of water to give them a soak. I suddenly heard her breathing change and when I looked at her I honestly thought she'd had a stroke. She was totally flat and unresponsive. I gave her ventolin (she also has COPD) and took her back to her bed. It took 5 minutes to get her into the sling and by this time she was coming round. She said 'no hospital' and by the time I'd got her into bed she was looking a lot better and was able to speak a little. I thought what's the hospital going to do except distress her, what's the point? I phoned the community matron....day off, so I asked for a doctor's phone call to see if someone should come and check her out (she has a UTI and chest infection and is on antibiotics. 4 hours later I get a call back. I explained that Mum has CBD and he said 'CB what?' after I'd explained that he said 'well now that's she's better I'll get the community matron to call you on Monday'. I said 'she's not better she's just not as bad as she was. Ever felt totally alone?
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