Saturday Sunshine

Saturday Sunshine, originally uploaded by magnum_lady.

It’s been a long day. I picked up mum this morning and we went into see dad. He was being fed by a nurse when we got there, that’s a good sign as he hadn’t eaten for a couple of days. His breathing seemed calmer today, although he is on oxygen all the time now. He is in a ward with 4 other men, they seem very nice. One man is 95! He was sitting on the bed on his mobile phone! He was such a character, laughing and joking with everyone.
Dad was taken off for dialysis so I dropped mum home and rushed around the house like a mad thing trying to catch up on housework.

Everything was fine until 7pm when I got a call from the hospital to say dad was deteriorating so off we go into the hospital again. Dad did look poorly but his blood pressure and heart rate was fine. When the night nurse came on duty she seemed surprised we had been called as she said he was the same last night and was probably just shattered from three days of dialysis and a chest infection. So we stayed for a few hours and came home again. Dad knew we were there but didn’t speak….It’s not very dignified to be suffering in a ward with other people, not fair on dad or the other men.

The photo is because it was sunny and it’s Saturday. I’m shattered now, so off to bed.

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  1. Wishing you all the best Val, it’s a hard thing seeing your parent suffer. It reverses the roles doesn’t it? Parents should look after their children, but it often turns out the other way about.

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