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  • 11th August 2021 at 10:28 am #556966

    Two steps forward, one step back. Difficult times for both of you. We all have our problems – I woke up almost screaming with pain a couple of nights ago, but it passed. What you are experiencing puts it all into perspective. Our problems pale into insignificance compared with your ordeal. Like others on this forum, I hope that Mr F makes a full recovery as soon as possible. And don’t forget to look after yourself.

    11th August 2021 at 11:26 am #556970

    [quote quote=556966]Our problems pale into insignificance compared with your ordeal. Like others on this forum, I hope that Mr F makes a full recovery as soon as possible. And don’t forget to look after yourself.[/quote]

    I second what Abi says. Sending you & Mr Fruity virtual hugs, positive vibes & love. Stay strong & take care of yourself too, Fruity.

    11th August 2021 at 12:44 pm #556980

    Our best wishes to Mr F and you Fruitcake, He is in the best place for now and once they treat the infection, rapid improvement is quite possible.


    11th August 2021 at 1:23 pm #556987

    Keep strong, Fruity. You hardly need me to tell you that, I know. My best wishes to the two of you.

    11th August 2021 at 1:37 pm #556990

    [quote quote=556966]Our problems pale into insignificance compared with your ordeal.[/quote]

    Can I modify this statement. It should have said “My problems, and possibly those of most of the rest of us . . .”

    I say that because there may be some members out there with serious conditions or illnesses which are equally challenging. They all deserve our sympathy and kind wishes.

    11th August 2021 at 2:05 pm #556997

    [quote quote=556987]Keep strong, Fruity. You hardly need me to tell you that, I know. My best wishes to the two of you.[/quote]

    I agree whole heartedly with those sentiments , not easy going , be strong Fruity . :heart:

    11th August 2021 at 4:32 pm #557015

    Oh poor Mr F, just when he was doing so well.  Everything crossed here for a speedy recovery from the infection and hope he’s out of hospital soon and hope a particular nurse brushes up on her bedside manner. Well done for tackling her about it.

    11th August 2021 at 6:26 pm #557022

    Another quick pop in to give some good news rather than keep updating you with bad. Mr F looked more like himself today, not there yet of course but considerably better than yesterday. The antibiotics started yesterday and the reason he was so ill the doctor said was that the bacteria in the urine had gone into his bloodstream (what we call sepsis I think). All running smooth and clear in the bag this afternoon  :good:

    Thank you once again for your continued support :rose:

    11th August 2021 at 8:16 pm #557035

    Brilliant news Fruitcake!

    How did the second viewing go?

    11th August 2021 at 8:20 pm #557038

    [quote quote=557035]How did the second viewing go?[/quote]

    She told the agent she liked it more the 2nd time than the first and her friend liked it too- we’re still holding fire on the excitement though Bonjour, we just keep saying “It’s looking promising”

    11th August 2021 at 8:46 pm #557045

    Probabaly best till Mr F gets back home.

    Good luck with everything.

    11th August 2021 at 8:51 pm #557048

    Thank you :rose:

    12th August 2021 at 9:05 am #557072

    I just caught up on the latest news…………..I am thinking of you both and best wishes from me too.

    12th August 2021 at 5:40 pm #557111

    Just caught up FC-had our first nurse visit today so a lot going on.
    Really sad that he felt so upset and vulnerable when he was so poorly.
    Hugs and positive thoughts for your husband and the house.🤗🥰

    12th August 2021 at 8:50 pm #557128

    Is all okay with you Moi? :rose:

    12th August 2021 at 10:48 pm #557156

    [quote quote=557128]Is all okay with you Moi? :rose:[/quote]

    Mum’s 95 and the dementia has accelerated-not helped by the lockdown tbh. We used to have an open house policy so always had people popping in for chats etc, was lovely for her.

    Add that to her part paralysis, longer spells in bed and I thought she might have the 1st sign of a pressure sore on her heel, literally over night.

    1st time in 8 yrs I called community nursing. Lovely young woman came.  Caught it in time-phew. Loads of advice. Ordered an inflatable heel wedge! Silicon dressing on heel and back next week.

    Things just accelerating really!!

    13th August 2021 at 12:19 am #557162

    Well done you for nipping that in the bud! Poor mum! :rose:

    13th August 2021 at 9:54 am #557175

    She’s a lovely mum, just sad :heart:

    13th August 2021 at 8:26 pm #557222

    Oh I bet she is moi! It is sad. :heart:

    Today’s visit with Mr F was sad, yesterday he was quite bright today was as follows;

    Today he was very down, getting fed up with it all, near to tears, just not in a good place. His temperature has been up and down, yesterday they changed the antibiotic, his temperature was normal when they took it while I was there. A blood test will determine if this antibiotic is working on the infection and this won’t probably be done until after the weekend on Monday now. As this antibiotic is orally administered and not intravenously, there might be a chance, if the results are good, that perhaps I can bring him home.

    He is in a shared room this time which he finds difficult, not because he’s with a stranger and can’t speak the language necessarily, but more to do with the fact that since becoming poorly he has become quite possessive about his own space, his own domain, he often says about his bedroom “I like my room, I feel happy when I’m in here” and he said the same about his last individual hospital room, so it’s that which he finds hard to deal with as well as the feeling of hopelessness as far as the infection is concerned. I try and boost his morale with whatever I can think of to say, today I don’t think I quite hit the mark.

    I told him the girls are coming next week (haven’t told him it’s Monday that they’re coming) and said that would cheer him up, he said “Oh good! That’s what’s keeping me going, and you of course”

    Hopefully, the new antibiotics will kick in fast and once he feels a bit better his spirits will lift too.


    13th August 2021 at 8:33 pm #557225

    I understand completely where he is coming from with wanting his own space to heal and deal with whats going on. I am much the same (as I guess most of us are) when it comes to being less than top form and wanting to deal with it as I know how.

    Give him a kiss on his left nostril from me and tell him that I am sending him some west walian coastal energy to help.

    Love,light and big hugs to both of you xxxx

    13th August 2021 at 8:34 pm #557226

    Not easy Fruity , difficult time of life :heart:

    13th August 2021 at 8:44 pm #557229

    Thank you :rose: ( it just brought a smile to my face that an error message popped up to tell me that it looks like I’ve already said that! I certainly have!)

    14th August 2021 at 7:40 am #557273

    Well done Fruitcake , you are a beacon to positive and good thoughts .

    I can honestly say , I have never met ( online or anywhere else) anyone that is so joyful of life and positive in their outlook . :yes: :yes:

    14th August 2021 at 8:19 am #557279

    I second that. You are an example to all of us, Fruity.

    14th August 2021 at 8:48 am #557282

    Awww thanks for that :heart:

    14th August 2021 at 4:52 pm #557351

    I think it fair to say that despite a diference of opinion  or two of the members that everyone is on your and Mr F’s side Fruitcake.

    We are all wishing you well and it must be a huge tonic to have your daughters visiting.

    It is s shame that this is a forum with widespread members who have mostly never met, this prevents us giving you more practical support. x


    14th August 2021 at 5:08 pm #557359

    Hugs to you both, Fruity. It will be good to have your daughters with you for a while- it will give all  a lift.

    I know when my Dad was in hospital in the UK,  my hubby & I were able to go over – it was a joy to see his face when we walked in & it was a relief for us to see him.  I know my Mum & brother found us being there a massive help too.

    Thinking of you. xxx

    15th August 2021 at 6:26 pm #557441

    As my last posted update was a bit gloomy (sorry about that!) and you are all so supportive I just had to pop in to give you a better update

    He hasn’t been eating, signs say not to bring food in unless approved I rang this morning and asked, I was allowed to take him food, took him a tub of his favourite mix of cooked chopped fruit (plums, pears, nectarines, blackberries from the garden and prunes) his face lit up and he woofed it back with delight! It was so good to see! And he drunk the Actimel I took, didn’t want savoury but anything is a bonus. He’s put his order in for tomorrow, more of the same, plus Cornflakes and a banana!

    He seemed much brighter than yesterday, we had quite a few laughs!

    The blood test results were good! Improvement showing!

    He gets tired quickly and is ready for me to leave after about an hour and a half and go to sleep (mind you I’m enough to tire anyone I expect!)

    A long way to go but we’re heading in the right direction.

    Onwards and upwards :good:

    15th August 2021 at 6:49 pm #557442

    P.S to the above.

    As our girls are arriving tomorrow (yippee!!) I doubt there will be much interaction from me for a few days. God bless them, one is farming her youngest out to another family for the week and the other is sending her family on holiday without her! They’re good girls. :heart:

    15th August 2021 at 7:16 pm #557443

    I’m so glad to hear this. Sounds like a bit of home cooked food was just the ticket! Wish the girls were coming over in happier circumstances but they should be just the tonic he needs too. Have a nice few days together xxx

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