Monday, 17 October 2016
Light at the end of the tunnel - I think!
It feels like I'm missing in action but I will return.
A small update I contacted social services over my mum a couple of weeks back. They were sufficiently concerned for them to meet me at my mums house within an hour.
A senior social worker and a crisis intervention nurse met me and were so concerned with the state of mum that they phoned through to 999. They are also putting in a complaint against the Dr I called out to assess my mum the week previous.
That has pretty much been my life for the past two weeks. At first the medical team thought she was suffering from early onset dementia but she didn't fall into any of the symptom categories. She has had nearly every medical test going and thankfully isn't suffering from anything sinister. She has caught a serious infection whilst in hospital (as you do) which has caused a setback. The team now think she was and still is suffering from delirium. Yesterday was particularly bad, even I was concerned and it takes a lot for me to get concerned.
Thankfully she seems to have turned a corner and once she is medically fit will be transferred to the local cottage hospital for rehabilitation.
Which I will be grateful for - the two and a half extra hours spent travelling and visiting are starting to take their toll. I do have Friday evenings off though.
I will be back blogging within a few weeks I'm sure, fingers crossed I may be able to do a proper post at the weekend.
I've been reading your blogs in work where unfortunately I can't leave comments but I am still around. Take care xx