Sorry about my lack of blogging recently! I've been moving house and not had much internet access and had some re-sits to do etc.
I went home at the weekend for a family party and turned up to find Dad had had a fight with the wall...and lost!!
He fell in the middle of the night, trying to get to the toilet. Mum phoned the paramedics and they checked him all over but all he wanted to do was get back to bed so Mum said she would keep an eye on him and was happy for him to be at home.
His face is black all down one side and it's so obvious he's had a knock. I was really shocked when I saw him and even more upset; his communication is reduced to a whisper and his frustration is growing.
After falling, he's obviously going to be sore but it upsets Mum so much that she might be adding to the pain- not that she can help it, otherwise she'd just have to leave him on the floor. Which brings me onto my next part of the update!! Yesterday the carers decided to turn up at a different time therefore not getting my Dad properly sorted for bed. Mum was out at church, and came back to him on the floor, where he had been for 20 minutes. As much as the carers help & how grateful we are for them it's just so frustrating that they weren't there when maybe if they were they could have prevented it. Or maybe it's just easy to blame them.
I've sent my story to This Morning, who has passed it onto the production team who will let me know if they are interested in my story. I've told them that I want to keep on raising awareness so watch this space!!
I've also been nominated to carry the 2012 Olympic Torch for my efforts of raising awareness for PSP!! What a great way to get a wider audience for PSP!! You can share my story from this link: lloydstsblondon2012.co.uk/e...
Dad is deteriorating so fast now, it's scary. Doctors are still maintaining he's going to die this year. The first 6 months of the year went pretty fast. & now there's less than 6 to go. Wow.
I'm just catching up on everybodys blogs now (with a box of tissues!!) Hope you're all well. Thinking of you all.