Tuesday, 28 August 2007

quick update

We're back - Edinburgh very good, although didn't stay over the weekend as Dad was taken very poorly again and we drove to Somerset on Friday to see him instead. He's slightly better now - we came home on Sunday to hook up with The Kitchen Witches, who had very kindly come to look after the chickens for us.

I've been having 'Braxton Hicks' (practice) contractions, which has been exciting. I'm READY now. I keep telling the baby, but it's not listening :).

More a bit later, when I've recovered, some of which will be ranting about hospitals that are so understaffed that they don't sit elderly patients up, or help them to eat or drink, even though the patients can't hold a cup, or, indeed, a fork.

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  1. Sorry to hear your Dad was taken poorly again, although I'm pleased he's rallied a bit and it's good to hear the chickens were in such good hands.

    You may be ready but until Junior is...
    It's good practice waiting around for him/her when they're a teenager!

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  2. Sorry to hear your Dad was taken poorly again, although I'm pleased he's rallied a bit and it's good to hear the chickens were in such good hands.

    You may be ready but until Junior is...
    It's good practice waiting around for him/her when they're a teenager!

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  3. Oooooh! Braxton Hicks! Now I'm excited!

    Hope your dad get back to full strength- or as near to it as possible very soon.

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  4. Oooooh! Braxton Hicks! Now I'm excited!

    Hope your dad get back to full strength- or as near to it as possible very soon.

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  5. I'm ready too, and am excited for you. All the best, Ally.

    I think it's deliberate unkindness rather than simple lack of staff. Leaving food just out of reach takes no more time than putting it close. I think a lot of nurses hate old people and think of them as bed-blockers.

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  6. I'm ready too, and am excited for you. All the best, Ally.

    I think it's deliberate unkindness rather than simple lack of staff. Leaving food just out of reach takes no more time than putting it close. I think a lot of nurses hate old people and think of them as bed-blockers.

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  7. I'm reading Nickle and Dimed right now, and she mentions a report about how understaffing in nursing homes is creating avoidable problems like bedsores, etc. in patients.

    Best of luck to your dad and your mom.

    Braxton Hicks, huh? Yowza!

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  8. I'm reading Nickle and Dimed right now, and she mentions a report about how understaffing in nursing homes is creating avoidable problems like bedsores, etc. in patients.

    Best of luck to your dad and your mom.

    Braxton Hicks, huh? Yowza!

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  9. I do hope your Dad can get out of there. When my Dad was in last year he couldn't feed himself and not only did the staff not have time to help him, we were told they weren't allowed to anyway. Result was lots of wasted food (not just by him) and an elderly person getting progressively worse in the one place he should have been getting better.

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  10. I do hope your Dad can get out of there. When my Dad was in last year he couldn't feed himself and not only did the staff not have time to help him, we were told they weren't allowed to anyway. Result was lots of wasted food (not just by him) and an elderly person getting progressively worse in the one place he should have been getting better.

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  11. Sorry meant to leave my name: that was me, GoodTwin.

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  12. I LOVE Braxtons!
    I know that sounds odd, but they get harder and harder - they'll push you away from the sink or make you walk like a Cyberman = ptwang - mid step. So funny.

    Glad dad is on the slow mend.

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  13. I LOVE Braxtons!
    I know that sounds odd, but they get harder and harder - they'll push you away from the sink or make you walk like a Cyberman = ptwang - mid step. So funny.

    Glad dad is on the slow mend.

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  14. won't be long now. How exciting.

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  15. won't be long now. How exciting.

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  16. Braxton Hicks - oooh, almost the real thing :-)

    !

    Gosh

    (Hon, I have decided to make my new blog invite only and have emailed you the details (again)...just so your spam eater doesn't devour them!)

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  17. Braxton Hicks - oooh, almost the real thing :-)

    !

    Gosh

    (Hon, I have decided to make my new blog invite only and have emailed you the details (again)...just so your spam eater doesn't devour them!)

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  18. "or help them to eat or drink, even though the patients can't hold a cup, or, indeed, a fork."

    or indeed help them to et although have been diagnosed as not being able to chew or swallow. sorry VIVID, HORRID MEMORIES OF STROKE WARDS.
    Go back to your lovely braxton hicks and remember you are making me jealous. XXXXXXXXX

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  19. "or help them to eat or drink, even though the patients can't hold a cup, or, indeed, a fork."

    or indeed help them to et although have been diagnosed as not being able to chew or swallow. sorry VIVID, HORRID MEMORIES OF STROKE WARDS.
    Go back to your lovely braxton hicks and remember you are making me jealous. XXXXXXXXX

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