tinyTrishkins wrote:Mum would love it there Patsy, you could do your Zumba! Suffs could teach the carers to knit like my mum did D Dick could be out in the grounds hunting....right happy family
Meganthemog wrote: Stress that you are not in a position to stay with mum as you have to work - give them the date that you'll be leaving and be emphatic that you really can't stay any longer AND that there is no-one else who can step in.
Herbidacious wrote:I did ring social services and they say the fastest they can get anyone in is 3 weeks, could be 6,
Meganthemog wrote:My MIL has been unwell since the first week in December. numerous visits from the doctor to investigate her stomach pains came up up with nothing conclusive. They thought that she might be constipated so gave her mild laxatives. This resulted in an almighty explosion on Boxing Day - my poor SIL was on duty
We've been giving her high fibre foods for the past month but still she's had the pain. Painkillers caused constipation Catch 22.
On Monday she fell and was admitted to A&E after a 7 hour wait in an ambulance and a 5 hour wait to see the doc. He said that the x ray had just shown that she was a bit constipated but they were concerned about her heart so would run more tests. This morning we had a call to go and see the doc as they had had more results.
She has a mass in her abdomen and her liver and we are awaiting the results of a CT scan taken at 1 pm. We've been told that because of her age - 89 surgery is out of the question and it will be palliative care only. I am sitting here waiting to go back to her at 4. I feel completely at a loss as to what to do next.
Seatallan wrote:Wish the hospital had waited until one of you was with her to break the news...
Meganthemog wrote: My BIL has been bit of a nightmare in the past few years and so to avoid any problems she put me ahead of both my OH and him - she doesn't want them to fall out.
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