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Mercury’s in Retrograde eh? You don’t need to tell me!

July 2nd, 2013 (05:17 pm)

Well, dad’s out of hospital, but he’s so frail. He still won’t keep still – which is why he had several falls while in hospital – but the matron of the Care Home says he’s a little more steady on his feet today. trouble is—because he’s lost so much weight – lost 10 pounds while he was in hospital – he gets tired almost immediately and can’t hold himself up. He’s just not eating – one or two mouthfuls and then he won’t eat any more even when the nurses feed him. He was already doing this before he went into hospital, and being on a food and fluid drip for a week has helped me keep the habit of not putting stuff in his mouth. I don’t know what will happen, all they can do is try and tempt him with yoghurts and high calorie drinks but they can’t force him to eat and he’ll just continue to lose weight until he gets ill again, i guess.

It’s a worry, and there’s nothing I can do.

Lost a pound over the weekend, which is good. Not weighing myself until at least thursday.

Bought some glasses which were entirely FREE – which was a big surprise, i know they weren’t free last time. I paid thirty quid in the end, because I wanted a pair of sunglasses, so got the “buy one” get one free option. LOL. so something went right, anyway.

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Posted by: julian_griffith (julian_griffith)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2013 07:21 pm (UTC)

I bet the hardest part is that it's out of your hands. :-/

Hooray for the free glasses, though!

Posted by: charliecochrane (charliecochrane)
Posted at: July 3rd, 2013 11:59 am (UTC)

*big sympathetic hugs*

Posted by: lee_rowan (lee_rowan)
Posted at: July 3rd, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)

So glad you're seeing again.

I expect all they can do, if your dad won't eat, is put him on IV or a feeding tube, both of which are nasty. I'm so sorry he's failing this way.

My mother-in-law is in hospital, too... my wife had noticed an odd change in their phone conversations this past week, MIL rambling as opposed to her usual concise and acerbic style, then this morning an email from our sister-in-law that MIL went to the ER last night. She'll be going into 'rehab' for a few months, but I suspect we're looking at the beginning of the end. OF course, she's 94.

There really is nothing you can do at this point but visit when you can and not beat yourself up. {{hugs!}}

Please email me about a promo opp--I've mailed you but I don't know if it got through.

Edited at 2013-07-03 04:26 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll)
Posted at: July 4th, 2013 05:53 am (UTC)
Brig -- Raining as Well by sallymn

Ack. I hope things pick up more soon.#

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