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by yorkypaul
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 101758

Re: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!

Thank you everyone. Andrea is barely conscious. She does know I am here though. She has a special pressure relief mattress. She is totally bed ridden. 13th day without food and having small amounts of fluid by syringe. Her mouth is kept moist using little sponges on sticks provided by the dn's. We w...
by yorkypaul
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 101758

Re: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!

Once again, thank you all so much for your kind words and support. Andrea is bed ridden now and barely conscious. Thank heavens for her lovely son and daughter in law who are giving her constant care.I am finding it increasingly difficult to remain down here at this time. Andrea was most insistent t...
by yorkypaul
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: wendy, and now my son , how differant
Replies: 20
Views: 13387

Re: wendy, and now my son , how differant

Dear Laura, you have been so supportive to everyone here. I am so sorry that you are having more pain. I am at a loss to understand how things can turn out like this. Please stay strong. I hope there are loving people around you. Huge hugs from me,
Paul xx
by yorkypaul
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 101758

Re: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!

What can I say? You are such wonderfully supportive people! It is, of course, because you know exactly what this is all about. You are the only people, outside the close family that are having to deal with this situation, who really understand. Thank you so much for your comforting words and support...
by yorkypaul
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 101758

Re: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!

4th day without food. Minimal fluid intake too. Not in pain or nauseous at the moment. Will see how tonight goes.she tells me it is time to leave this place. Often incoherent. Got lorazepam if she gets agitated. I am here with her son and his wife. They are great. Hope she has a peaceful night. Thin...
by yorkypaul
Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 101758

Re: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!

Thank you so much for your kind wishes. I am up with Andrea now. I came up a day earlier as she is deteriorating rapidly. She is asleep most of the time. For the brief periods she is awake, she is not always coherent - sometimes more than others. Tummy quite large with fluid and some swelling in fee...
by yorkypaul
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 101758

Re: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!

I did get my weekend with Andrea. She is so very tired. The anti sickness meds have had to be increased and mixed in an attempt to stop the constant nausea. The bigger patches seem to be in control of the pain.We also have water tablets now to try to combat the abdominal swelling. I slept on the sof...
by yorkypaul
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: New Year
Replies: 11
Views: 31539

Re: New Year

Dear Deb. Thank you for such an inspirational post at what is, for many, a difficult time of year. As you are all too well aware, it is difficult when you have lost your loved one. It is also difficult when you know that the loss is coming like an accelerating express train - as is my own case with ...
by yorkypaul
Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 101758

Re: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!

Hospital bed has been ordered for downstairs now. This morning the DN got the Dr to come as Andrea has substantial abdominal swelling. Spironolactone prescribed as it is obviously fluid build up. My lovely Andrea still managed to text me this morning to ask how I am!! I am going back up on Saturday ...
by yorkypaul
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 101758

Re: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!

Thanks Sam, Sue and of course Jeni. Andrea still eating very little and the weight is just falling off (if i ever thought she could lose more weight). Anti sickness drugs are really ramped up now on the driver with another booster by injection. Earlier she woke from a snooze and could hear voices fr...
by yorkypaul
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 101758

Re: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!

Thanks Jeni. We have restarted the Creon, as the nausea remained the same after witholding it for over 36 hours. Spoke to Andrea tonight and she was very tired with slurred speech. Nausea still present. Current dose of anti sickness meds via the driver now up to the max. She is trying to eat, bless ...
by yorkypaul
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My world just fell apart ( My Mam) Died 3rd Dec
Replies: 42
Views: 30124

Re: My world just fell apart ( My Mam) Died 3rd Dec

Dear Francis. I am so sorry that you have lost your dear mum. Please accept my condolences and be assured that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs,
Paul
by yorkypaul
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My amazing Dad lost his fight
Replies: 8
Views: 6917

Re: My amazing Dad lost his fight

Oh Lulu, I am so sad to read of your loss. Your dear dad will live on forever in your memories and I feel sure he will be watching over you. How great that he had such a supportive daughter in his time of need. Sadly, my Andrea is deteriorating fast. I fear we will not be far behind you on the next ...
by yorkypaul
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 101758

Re: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!

She was sick again today. Everything that she had managed to eat. Nurse has suggested stopping Creon to see if that is what is causing it. That will mean no nutrition again. Anti sickness drugs have been increased yet again. I'm back up there tomorrow lunchtime (can't wait!). She sounds so so tired....
by yorkypaul
Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 101758

Re: No bed available at hospital for gastric bypass!!!

Thanks Lulu, Lucy and, of course Jeni. The anti sickness drug in the syringe driver may need to be increased as Andrea was sick during the night on Wednesday. I'm hoping it's just her getting used to the Creon, but who knows with this thing? She is so weak and tired all the time. I can tell by her v...

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