No Marie Curie nurses for two weeks now as they have had an influx of palliative care cases so 4 nights a week on call with V's erratic sleeping patterns means very disturbed nights . I was getting them at least once sometimes twice a week . V seems to have deteriorated very rapidly over the last month what with the OCD now being treated with Respiredone and not altogether successfully as although she has slowed down in whizzing up and down in her recliner chair all day long she now says she is in a muddle and it has run out so can I do it for her . So the OCD has just been reorganised into a more manageable form so the psychiatrist tells me . She should try being in my place for a day !
V has now also keeled right over - she spends a lot of the day with her nose on her knees and no amount of straightening up , tilting back in her chair will correct it for more than two minutes . This is beginning to effect her breathing . On top of that she has given up watching Eastenders ( a soap for the uninitiated ) which she has followed religiously since it started some umph many years ago . She says she can't understand it anymore and doesn't know who the people are . Sad but there it is . Mind you I have to say that it is such a miserable program I can't see why anyone would want to watch it in the first place .
Her cognitive grasp on the world around her seems to be diminishing almost daily .Communication is sporadic and difficult to both hear or understand .
Well that's me done - I am still upright and while V was at the Hospice today I had lunch with my Romanian dentist and we discussed the referendum and politics in general - I learnt a lot about Romania and had my mind stretched with some intelligent conversation - a whole two hours - so it is not all bad .
love to one and all Georgepa
I might even feel a nature ramble coming on !!