Hi M-A and Granny, times like this i'm glad i don't have a god and my cats too stupid to bring in anything other than twigs. Although he did bring me a catapillar once though......seriously Kenobi has no brains!
Not much chocolate in this house a youngling is intolarent to cocoa :( Haribo and marshmallows galore.
Hersheys air bubble sounds like it could be really good Granny :) I love aero especially the mint ones.
Hello Jedi Lilly I like the idea of your Cat - Kenobi bringing a "gift" to you - I would share with you the story of my Tabby - the Scourge of Mousedom - he fetched me a small rat that had been lurking in the "Coal Bin" - the Cat laid the "treasure" at my feet and looked up with such love - I reached down with a Kleenex and scooped up the blood spattered corpse and said "Oh thanks Lovely-Boy I'll have it later for tea" I mean - like I cared!!! I had caused an uproard of comments of horror and disguse in the sitting room - "How could you say such a thing" - well I would say - a gift is a gift - no matter what - I could not "Rat him out"
I left the legs till last - so they could stand like the legs of Pharoah Ozymandias - in the Desert - in memory of the Pharoahs vast and trunkless legs of stone. Should you like the Poem - I'll find it - "My name is Ozymandias King of Kings....... http://holyjoe.org/poetry/shelley.htm
Knee op yesterday. they want to kick her out today - need bed. She immobile. If they want to kick mater out as well, something will have to give - can't deal with both in separate locations. Wifey requires a more severe op as soon as they feel she will be ready.
Making the most of the calm before the storm, before I get the call to 'come and get me'!!! She on crutches -and loo is upstairs! Fun times ahead!
PC ... sounds as if 2012 just isn`t your year... hope your wife is soon on the mend. Best wishes to her ... it`s jolly inconvenient to be on crutches but the physio`s do teach you how to manoever up & down stairs ... or they did me after the hip op. However I was kept in for several days due to low blood pressure .... quite a giggle .. they kept putting me on a drip & I kept trying to explain I`ve always had low blood pressure... eventually they gave up & sent me home!
Bill & George very seldom catch birds either ... they don`t seem to like coping with the feathers . they will occasionally take a bloated pigeon that`s gorged itself on my cabbages, though ... I suppose there`s a fair bit of meat on one of those. However I do keep bells on their collars to warn the little birds
I see JKR has written a new book due out in the autumn apparently !! Wonder what it will be like!
Thanks all. Took her to docs for dressing change and carried on to hospital to see mater.
In 3 days I haven't been able to go, they have taken the opportunity to throw her out of her room and put her in a wardette. Very distressing; she was sat on the bed crying. She didn't know who I was, who she was, where she was, what she was doing there, what was wrong with her. She just said she wanted to go home - though didn't know where home was. Something had happened to her. I went to see ward staff for some answers. They said her room was needed for another patient with infection, and mom had only gone as she was since lunchtime. Summoned bro and his wife in. Very distressing. They called in a doc to see her. Tested her water and she had an infection sending her confused. They have started her on antibiotics. She said some revealing and hurtful things in her confused state; she's very headstrong. I'm certain their moving her contributed to how she was - and possibly my not being able to visit for a few days.
2012 not being my year, LMA? There's still 7 and half months of it left!!! God help us!
THis is just terrible Paul I cannot see how they could be so callous - they did not regard her wishes one bit - I hate to see people sidelined - now it seems her resistance to infections may have been lowered by the distress of being shuttled around like a Supermarket Trolley - and with just as little respect. I am wondering if that question could be raised with her Doctor
PC... have found the same symptoms with my mum on several occasions it seems to happen with age. I now know to go straight to the local doc for antibiotics... after spending until the early hours in A&E with her one day after finding her collapsed on the bathroom floor. Glad the missus is up & about
Grach ... I don`t have any more info about the JKR book... it was just a line or two on the opening page of the Beeb`s website Tin hip is doing fine.. (fingers crossed) I did my back in earlier in January, & persuaded the doc to send me for x-ray on it to make sure it wasn`t that collapsing. It was fine , so I got sent for an extended course to an osteopath at the sports centre ... he tracked it down to me wearing wellies to lift & carry for the ponies ... you can`t get wellies with built up soles so I was unlevel & that twisted the spine... Seems I have a choice of wet feet or a twisted back ... lol ... still there`s all summer to work on finding built up wellies... pity they made my new hip longer really... still ... if it works ...!! :)
No probs with Luce Toby or the ponies... I have Toby 2or 3 days a week as Luce is back at work, but they`re very fair & she can work from home a good bit, & he loves being here with the "dod" & "tats"
Hope all is ok with you Patti
How are the girls, Lil... are you managing to keep them amused being as you seem to be back in winter up there
Me I'm fine - sorting out bills and paying the swine - and finding there is still some left for treats - I love the sound of little toby - enjoying the company of Dod and Tats - he is getting a nice education - appreciating animals at so young an age For the wellies - I am absolutely sure - I wish I knew the name of them - there are little cushion pad thingos - and you can wear them in boots - shoes - wellies - I believe Scholl's make them and they seem to be filled with a jelly-like substance - they might have the effect that the heel is raised somewhat - is that what is needed - sorry to be so vague but try a chemist they may help
Sounds like you'll be toting for the ponies in flip-flops, LMA, or stuffing the wellies with straw! Tho' better suggestion is hunting for some ortho insoles. A foot clinic do it a little more scientifically, however, by checking how you walk in bare feet, first. No 2 son had insoles cut to fit due to plantar fasciitis, and he is supposed to transfer them to EVERY item of footwear he uses.
Patti: "I am wondering if that question could be raised with her Doctor" Basically, they want her OUT of the ward. She was admitted with a serious condition which they have addressed, but she wasn't 'right' so we raised concerns. On further investigation, they found it to be related to a medication issue which is nearing normal, but not yet there. Out concurrent concerns relate to her being sent home when she will NOT cope. Hospital don't really consider that a medical issue, but a social worker one. Hospital really want the bed. She seems to be left by docs as a low priority now, and I can understand that serious cases must come first. A doc came to her eventually yesterday because the sudden relapse was of concern. I DID raise the topic of her being moved from her room, but their stance is that the single bed side rooms are for patients who have infections to contain it from spreading further, which can lead to ward closures; and mom doesn't have an infection any longer. Therefore she was moved and didn't have a say in it - then, of course, it transpires that she DOES have an infection, tho' hopefully not a contagious one.
LMA: "have found the same symptoms with my mum on several occasions it seems to happen with age." We have had to deal with her continually in and out of being 'ga-ga' (as she words it herself) and lucid, and we automatically suspect infection - usually chest. However, yesterday was the first time she greeted me with "Who are you?" and I suspected it was her making a sarcastic point about my not visiting for 3 days, initially. However, it became apparent that she was nigh on delirious and very confused. Will have to see if antibiotics are helping today - but the staff have an issue with dealing with a crabby woman who is insulting, offensive, bloody minded - and upset as she can't understand why she is there or what is happening to her.
Mind you, it doesn't help as I have started to grow a beard over past 2 weeks, so yesterday she stared at me hard and said "I don't know you!" But should I get rid of it just to help her state of mind, or should I leave that to the antibiotics???
Anyways, re JKR. I wonder whether she should have released her new book under a pseudonym to let it stand in its own right, as opposed to people thinking it will be Harry all growed up. But then again, its all about sales and her publisher doubtless would not allow that...
You are having a double helping Paul - I am sending well wishes and very best thoughts to you and the Missus - there has to be something good to come from all this I think it must be horrible for the Doctors to sort their priorities, I am actually wondering about them - they are being forced to prioritise and I doubt if they want THAT sort of thankless taSK
Triple, Patti. There is still Pater who is now home and is really being ignored because of all the rest that is going on. Thankfully he is doing stuff for himself, but really he needs a more watchful eye kept on him.