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Bye Bye, Mum.

My mum passed on to whatever is next on the 12th of December. I didn’t make it to her in time as I had to take several stops on the journey because I was so tired and my hands in so much pain. I missed her by less than an hour. Continue reading “Bye Bye, Mum.”

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Care In The Community?

This is a long post but a very important one to me.

2014-03-28 20.08.22I have had many, many problems trying to ensure my mum has adequate care. She is nearly 85 and becoming quite confused and for the most part, I seem to be kept out of the loop. I am sharing this with all names removed and I haven’t mentioned which local authority and health board are responsible. After a lot of shouting and threatening to go public, I have an assurance that mum will be moved closer to me, into a care home where she will be properly looked after. I’m not holding my breath.

The following isn’t well written. It is as accurate a retelling of events as I can manage at the moment. I will add to it as and when I get more information.

If you are so inclined to share this, please do. We need to talk about how the care system is letting our parents and grandparents down. Continue reading “Care In The Community?”

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More About Mum

2014-03-28 20.08.22

There doesn’t seem to have been any improvement regarding mum. I am trying my best to stand back, but I find it terribly difficult. Yes, the stress of dealing with her makes me ill, but she’s still my mum.

Anyway, after withdrawing for a while I called her on Friday. She told me her ear was still sore and bleeding so I suggested she call the doctor. She promised she would and that she’d call me back as soon as he had left. I heard nothing from her all weekend but reckoned that if anything major was wrong, her carers or the sheltered housing warden would call me to let me know.

Yesterday, I gave in and called her. I got so many conflicting stories: Continue reading “More About Mum”