My husband has been in hospital for a week with the above. Hopefully,he will be home soon. The docs seem to expect him to get them again and have been talking about a living will. He did not want to sign one and I expect, still feels the same. I haven't asked him lately, it is too insensitive and he is too weak .
I am hoping that we get some carer help when he comes home. I will not be able to manage. The company that we use at present cannot provide more than the morning call due to staff shortages. They told me that the NHS told them that they will provide half the care costs. They haven't told me, in fact they haven't been in touch, despite me asking for our contact to ring me as she was out when I called. That was two weeks ago.
My husband is in a bed next to a man with dementia who shouts and sings at the top of his voice. He did this throughout our weekend visits and we could not hear my husband's attempts to talk to us. When we complained we were told that there was nothing that they could do, despite the fact that he was causing discomfort to the rest of the patients. Luckily, he slept most of the day on Monday and Tuesday, but apparently was in good voice again during the nights. That is why my husband was so tired.
You can probably tell that I am very "down". Sorry, I just wanted to get things off my chest. X