District nurses turned up today for their daytime fortnightly visit (which up til a month ago) was twice weekly, walked into the hall and said we will now be coming once a month, ok fine I can live with that! If of course we need them in between we can call them. Then the next bit, hits me like a ton of s**t!! Re the night visits (every night) this may stop! What? Pardon, did I hear you right?!!!! Yes you did! Er excuse me, (I start crying) we NEED the nightly visits for pad changes!! DN says we've spoken to chc and they think the visits may not be needed! So now I go mental, my dad needs that visit as pad needs changing due to being doubly incontinent and the pad is ALWAYS wet or bowels opened!! I suggest they read the DN file on nightly visits! I explain mum n I can't change dad he is too heavy! She then went into chc may stop, social care may get involved! I explained in no uncertain terms my understanding of chc (thanks to my darling Kevin) and that dads needs are nursing related not social! She discussed convene n I said this is a no go! And dad doesn't want a catheter. The DN suggested I refrain from crying! Again what, your stressing me out to the max, after all this is MY dads care we're talking about! She wanted to look at the pad which we buy n are the very best night pads you can get! In the end she concluded it's just a review, well you know what, she can stick the review right up her backside!! I'm sick to death of people upsetting me unnecessarily in what is already a difficult and heartbreaking situation! Rant over! Await your cuddles x
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