10 August 2012

Uncle has been back in hospital a week now. He had an infection in the stent put in last month. This has been replaced by a new one which should be less inection-prone

Further consideration is being given tohis ongoing care. My parents are older than him and they are in no position to look after all his needs. A palliative care nurse will help but I would not be surprised if he goes into a hospice pretty soon.

7 comments:

Andrew S said...

I have not commented on your posts on this situation up until now, partly because there is little one can say. Most of us go through these times, on each side of the issue as time passes. May the palliative care be good and no pointless interventions enforced. It is good that he has family like you looking out for him and keeping an eye on things.

jams o donnell said...

THanks Andrew. A lot of stuf is down to me at present. I have decided to be honest with my parents. No point being otherwise. Here's hoping his palliative care is god

susan said...

I'm sorry Jams. It's always painful when someone you always looked up to becomes frail.

Knatolee said...

I have gotten behind on my blog reading, Jams. Sorry to hear about your uncle. We have an excellent hospice near us. I hope your uncle receives that sort of wonderful care.

jams o donnell said...

Susan Knat thanks. Next week will be telling as to how he will be cared fot

Claude said...

By what you say, your uncle probably needs 24-hour attention now. It couldn't be done at home, even with a nurse visiting. I hope there is a place in a palliative care unit for him. I worked in one of those units. The family is usually allowed a few hours everyday with the patient.It would be the best thing for all of you, and more comfortable for your uncle. It might mean a lot of driving for you, but it would be less worrisome. You're all in my thoughts.

jams o donnell said...

We are fortunate that we have a good hospice not far away. If he needs to go there it won't be too much of a trek. I know he will be treated wonderfully there