Thursday, 11 April 2013

My Dad's Health





Ok everyone I have wanted to write this post for that last few days but at first I had to wait as mum hadn’t told my sister Sue that dad was so sick and that he was in the Mater she knows now of course so here I am at last writing about it. Mum said she didn’t tell Sue straight away because Sue can over react and on Monday night she wasn’t up to dealing with her, she knew that Sue would want to go and stay with mum and mum didn’t want that even though I understood how mum felt I also thought it wasn’t right to not tell Sue straight away as I know how I would had felt if I was Sue…………….when mum did tell her she did over react and want to go and stay with mum and mum had to be firm and tell her no she didn’t need her there. She has Dawson and Dawson likes it being just him and his nanna and like being the one to look out for nanna but then Dawson is a nanna’s boy……………………lol


It started last week dad wasn’t feeling good and had a sore mouth and throat after a trip to the GP last Friday he was told he had thrush in the mouth and down is throat and oesophagus he was so sick and in so much pain he couldn’t eat or drink anything. He was prescribed Nystatin lozenges which he had to allow to dissolve in his mouth but dad instead was swallowing them whole as he said he didn’t like the taste. Anyway on Monday he was no better in fact he was worse so mum rang the doctors surgery and took him back to see his GP who was so worried he sent him over to A & E at the Mater, he picked the Mater as that is where all the cancer doctors are that dad sees.


Well they go over to A & E and after while mum had to leave as she had to be home when Dawson got home from school, dad said he would be fine but mum was worried anyway, now dad was left waiting to be seen till around 3.30pm he had been there for over 2 ½ hours and when he arrived there was only a couple of people in the waiting area all that arrived after him had been seen and in the end dad was the only person left in the waiting room, he got up and tried to walk to the triage nurse who saw him and told him to sit down and was shocked that he hadn’t been seen yet, she got someone to take him through to be treated.


It was decided to admit him as he was so sick and in so much pain, that was Monday on Tuesday he was worse…………….yes worse…………..he was so sick and in so much pain it really upset mum to see him like that. To make matters worse when the doctor went to insert a cannula in his hand she had trouble finding a vein and hurt him so much, mum said he was squeezing her hand so tight she thought he would break it. She (the dr) stuck the needle in and moved it around trying to find the vein mum said to her to try the other hand and use a smaller needle, she paid no notice to mum but a few seconds she says maybe I should try the other hand and a smaller needle…………………….which is what she did and then managed to get the cannula in. 


Anyway I went with mum over to see him yesterday he looked ok not great but ok although he still felt like shit, he was having antibiotics via a drip and Nystatin drops in his mouth but was still unable to eat or drink anything, yesterday they also moved him to a different room out of a 4 bed room into a single room. 


Today I had to go over to the Mater myself for an appointment with the bloody specialist so while I was there I popped up and saw dad again, he looked much better today and was out of bed and even drinking something the drip had been removed while he showered and they were discussing whether to put it in again or not, they said if dad could drink liquids they could possible leave it out. Also while I was there they moved him into a different room again as the room he was in was so bloody cold, dad said that last night he needed 3 blankets he was that cold.


When I arrived to see him this morning mum was there of course as well as my sister Jeannie’s on/off boyfriend Peter……………Peter works as a handyman at the Mater and popped in to see dad which I guess was nice of him.  

18 comments:

DWei said...

That is just terrible, makes my own medical problems pale in comparison.

I wish him the best of luck in everything. :(

Shelly said...

Oh, no! I do hope he continues to heal- my prayers are with him.

Mynx said...

Hope your Dad is feeling brighter soon.
Sending hugs and love for you and your family

becca said...

oh no my prayers are with you all hope he continues to heal and feel better

Kristy said...

Hope your Dad makes a speedy recovery. Thinking of you and your family at this time.

Cheryl said...

Hope your dad continues to improve and is feeling better. That's always hard to see your parents sick.

Beth said...

My prayer for your dad.s complete recovery!

HUGS!!

Elsie said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope your father is doing much better soon!!! xo

Elsie

Chatty Crone said...

Oh I hope your dad will be okay I am so sorry. sandie

Bubbles said...

I really hope he feels better and its never nice being in those places.

nancygrayce said...

I'm so sorry about your dad and hope he just gets better and better! I hate it when they can't get a vein and move that needle around. I won't let a particular person take my blood for that very reason!

Janie Junebug said...

I'm so, so sorry. I'm praying for him and for your entire family.

Love,
Janie

CWMartin said...

Hope he gets better soon. Can't say I've had the disease, but I've been through the "Gee, where did that vein go?" Once or twice.

thisisme said...

I do hope that your dad gets well again very soon. It must be a worry for you all. I had to have lots of those canulas put in when I was in hospital last year, and I hated it. They could be so painful. I can still remember when you were organizing your dad's 70th birthday party!

whiteangel said...

Hope your dad is out of the hospital soon and back to his old self.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Sorry to read this--hope he gets treated right and heals up soon!

Buttons said...

Oh I am so sorry hope he kicks this soon and gets back home with your Mom soon. Take care. B

Susan Cooper said...

My prayers are with you and your family. I hope your dad is on the road to recovery. :-)

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