Suffs, I feel for you!
Glad to hear your Pa has picked up and seems a bit brighter
...if only your Ma had had the op when she needed it before
...they always think they know best
I'm exhausted! We took mum out for the day on Saturday to Dunbar, OH had a survey out there and thought it would be nice to take mum with us. He went off and did his survey and mum and I went to a pub round the corner in the harbour.
Ist problem was that the ladies were up stairs, we were both desperate but had to take it slowley. The loos were minute and I could here mum grumbling away and getting in a state. We went downstairs and looked at the menu...I suggested mum have soup, she wanted a panini...she'd never had one before but insisted that is what she wanted and of course turned her nose up at it when it arrive....I re ordered her the soup!
We ran out of petrol on the way home....OH was insistent we had enough to get home, dismissing my idea to fill up before we left Dumbar
....the language in the car was a bit blue, needless to say.
Mum was the saving grace it turned out. We had ground to a halt on the motorway exit road right at the roundabout, not a good place to stop in fading light. I rang the AA ( member ) OH's not, say's its a waste of money
I mentioned that we were not safe and couldn't leave the car as it was freezing and we had my disabled 91yr old mum with us. Well they pulled out all the stops, a police car was sent to block us from being hit from behind and the AA turned up within 20 mins.....very very very impressed! The Police were not too impressed that we had run out of petrol, to be sort of fair to OH the computer said we had 32 miles left in the tank...even though the light was flashing.
Dropped mum off home, she was pleased to be back and I made her dinner and left. 7pm she rang saying her back was sore, well that's par for the course cause she has a bad back. 9pm she rang again and then again at 9.30...she said it was itchy this time. I drove down to here place only to find her back covered in a rash
Called the emergency doc who said it could be up to four hours before they arrived. I put Dibro Base on her back/arms and legs and gave her a paracetamol and left around midnight, once she had fallen asleep.
Sunday morning the phone went at 9am...Mum saying "Emergency Emergency" my back is on fire
I zoomed down in the car and her poor back was red raw! I pulled the red cord and they said they would send a doctor out. I gave her two more paracetamol and covered her back/arms/neck legs in Dibro Base again and she settled down and we watched the Tennis. The Doctor arrived at 3pm only to tell me that a colleague had already been out to mum at 4am that morning and left tablets for her to take...of course I knew nothing about this. Found the tablets in her bedside draw, only one taken...the one the doc made her take.
I then went at 3.30 to do her shopping for her, I forgot to take her card and only realised when I was at the check out, so payed with my card! When I got back and unpacked the shopping I asked for her card so I could go to the hole in the wall and recoupe my outlay, I gave her a receipt. £40....in the shopping I had bought her a bunch of flowers...not unusual she buys herself a bunch every couple of weeks...when I told her how much she owed me, she got very upset and told me off for buying the flowers.
Anyway she finally parted with her card and I shall give it back to her with the reciept tonight. I have also rung the district nurse and they are going to pop in this morning and check her back and apply more cream...the doc said she had to take the tabs and let it run it's course, so the d/n are going to monitor her 3 times a day for 3 days