Aug 212016
 

Still in hospital with the same problem. Test results soon  but  Malcolm will be in for a while yet. Eating OK and  he is in the right place for now. Staff are lovely. These nurses never seem to  have a break.

But Malcolm is grumpy as there seems no end to this at present. Continue reading »

Aug 202016
 

These are Malcolm’s dictated words.

I spent the night nil by mouth on a drip, couldn’t sleep, couldn’t move, bored. That was hard.  But it paid off. I had food today which was a pleasure to eat and hopefully I am home tomorrow evening. All is clear.

I met a nurse who turned out to be an ex Sunday School pupil of mine from 30 years ago and she remembered me. What a small world. Continue reading »

Aug 192016
 

4.00 am today  Malcolm was re-admitted to a surgical ward as he was in such pain. Many tests later he is being kept in to see where and what the infection is and nil by mouth. He is back to the drip feeds as well. He is a little better especially as his cancer nurse reassured him he was actually doing fine and all this was to  be expected after the surgery he had. Also his heart rate is speedy and they put this down to the pneumomia he had last week. It is amazing what you find out if you wait long enough. No wonder he is very tired. No one had told me this. Continue reading »

Aug 192016
 

Unfortunateyl Malcolm has had to be re-admitted to the MRI ( 4.00a.m.this morning) as his stomach pains worsened and he became lethargic. New surgery and/or antibiotics are on the cards but surgery is likely.

We are in God’s hands.

Aug 172016
 

I’m aware that there’s  gap to be filled in about my time in hospital. SheWhoMustBeObeyed did an excellent job of bloggin, but thre’s more to add from my side.  But for now, here’s today’s report. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 12:51 am
Aug 162016
 

Nearly did not make it.

Friday the side drain wound broke open during the final physio check, so they kept me in.

Sunday they said I could go at 2pm.  At 13:30 I started vomitting, so they kept me in for another 3 hrs observation.

Now I’m back!

The day started badly. I slept badly and woke up feeling revolted by the idea of food.  So I dined on small helpings of cereal and later a whole bacon slice.

It’s slowly got better through the day.  I’ve not eaten anything like normal, but I had one of the concentrates, which helped, and I am feeling a bit hungrier now.

So far I’ve gone through several 100 emails, and we both feel I’ve improved a lot during the day.

I’ll write more tomorrow.  First I want to send some targetted thanks, including to the medical staff who looked after me so well.

 Posted by at 1:34 am
Aug 142016
 

HOME TODAY !

We ( An old friend and number 1 son and myself )were told to collect Malcolm at 2.30 but when we got there he had been sick as a result we think of  an antibiotic he should not have had. So we packed everything up we could and came home. It took 3 of us to get everything stowed away.  I also  was taught how to change his chest bag and give him an inter muscular injection. Nurse Beryl is learning a new career at 69 not bad. Continue reading »

Aug 132016
 

Once again Malcolm has been told he may go home tomorow and once again this is looking unlikely as another infection has been found on the feed tube entry point. He has been  prescribed antibiotics again and this time they are the ones that give him bad side effects, so I hope he stays in a bit longer to get all the help he will need. Also a swab has been taken so we need to await the results of that as well. It all takes time. Unfortunately this has done nothing to improve his emotions and  Malcolm is still very depressed. He needs taking out of himself so any ideas will be welcome. Continue reading »