Where are they all today. Well, scattered all about as usual acting as though they own the place. lol
Monday, 25 October 2021
Saturday, 23 October 2021
Yesterday was a horrible day.
We had call from Francesco the Respiratory nurse to talk about 'End of Life Plan'
We knew that it was something that needed to be sorted out even if it's not imminent but never the less it was harrowing to say the least.
Normally a Hospice would be the place of choice to get the very best help but in these days of Covid and the possibility of another Lockdown it would mean that we would be unable to visit Tom should he be in there for respite care or end of life.
So we have opted for the home.
I'm sure you can imagine how upsetting this was to discuss and sort out but it's done and dusted now and in the meantime we carry on hopefully for a lot longer.
I'd like to say a big thankyou to all who have read and commented on the last post, it's nice to know that you understand and enjoy reading my posts, even the not so cheerful one's.
On a more uplifting note the cats are not a happy bunch at the moment.
Out next door neighbours thank goodness are like us and love the foxes and birds.
They leave a washing up bowl full of water on the wall for the seagulls who love nothing better than to have a lovely bath.
They also put out cat biscuits twice a day and we have crows, seagulls, magpies and jays visiting every day.
But, these biscuits are a beacon for all of the cats in the area. We are getting cats visiting the wall that I have never seen before.
As you might guess this is not to the liking of our five.
Thursday, 21 October 2021
I seem to be on a roll at the moment with things to blog about.
I think in the past I've just concentrated on things I thought would please the people in Blogland but have changed tack to blog about the things that matter to me and amuse me.
I don't want to harp on about Tom being ill but it has made a huge difference to both of our lives as it would to anyone. I know lots of you have had traumas and lost loved one's so will identify with this post.
It's all about emotions.
Monday, 18 October 2021
Remember these two little one's, Black Faced Valais' they belong to my son in Scotland.
Saturday, 16 October 2021
I have several pairs of glasses, I counted them up and there are 8 pairs in all.
Some for reading, some downstairs, another pair in my bag and some upstairs. Saying this I still often can't find a pair, lol
Over time the arms become tired and tend to spread out therefore making the glasses slip down my nose. Tom had tightened the screws but basically they are just getting old.
I have found a solution to this by taking two tiny bits of cardboard and putting them inside the hinge part of the glasses, this tightens them up and they do not slide down my nose.
When we went to the cafe the other day I took my glasses out of my bag and didn't have any cardboard.
Being a resourceful person I found a replacement the did the job nicely.
Thursday, 14 October 2021
Yesterday Tom wasn't up for going out, we got to the door and he couldn't get any further and so we spent the day indoors.
I'm currently looking into hiring a light weight wheel chair so that we can go a little further.
Today he felt a bit better and made it out to the car and down to our sanctuary 'The Sunshine Cafe'.
Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
We are still battling on here trying to get Tom sorted out.
After getting the prescription from the paramedic there was no improvement and so I called in the Respiratory Team.
The Nurse who came was absolutely wonderful, he checked Tom all over and said that one of the prescribed drugs given by the paramedic over the phone was useless and prescribed another that has helped a lot. He has also given Tom a course of steroids as his appetite was nil.
This was not suggested by the Paramedic because of course he couldn't see Tom and didn't carry out any checks.
I'm pleased to say he is a lot better now and we are going to get a plan together with the Respiratory Team for care in the future should he get another infection.
Also he doesn't want to end up in Hospital with possibly another lockdown where we wouldn't be able to visit etc.
All this has been like wading through treacle with me making all the moves.
Another rant over again, lol
Meanwhile here is a picture of my friends cat Pearlie Rose.
Sorry about the picture quality, I shall have to have a word with her, lol
She has rehomed her from a cat sanctuary.
She is a rag doll cat 14 years old.
The funny thing is that she wasn't too keen on being picked up or sitting on the lap but my friend has discovered that if she sings to her she goes all soppy and becomes more friendly, who knows why, something from her past maybe.
Monday, 11 October 2021
When we visit our lovely café we buy a newspaper. It's the only time we buy one as I don't like the doom and gloom in them.
Tom reads the paper and I have the puzzle pullout page to do the crossword, then when he's read the paper I pass the crossword over to him to complete the hard one's that I couldn't do and I skim the paper.