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Postby sweh » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:51 am

I'm heading back to England for Christmas this year, and I thought I'd try to get a copy of the UG and AUG. Somehow printouts don't have the same "feel". So I planned... "November, search ebay, find something, get it sent to my parents house; I can pick it up when I get there".

What I didn't plan on was my Dad getting sick while he was in Tenerife.

Sick as in "rushed to hospital, on a ventilator, lung infection, failing kidneys, sedated".

He's been in hospital (in Tenerife), in this state, for a week now.

Apparently his lungs have started to breath for themselves, so they're gonna reduce the ventilator oxygen supply to encourage that. They're also gonna reduce the sedation.

If we're lucky he'll be strong enough to be air ambulanced back to England in the next few days; probably go to Southend Hospital.

He's 80. I don't know if he'll ever leave hospital. This might be the last Christmas I see him. That's a downside to moving to New York... 3500 miles is a long way away.

I guess I won't try and buy these books, now. I can't be sure anyone will be at home to accept them!

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Postby crj » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:12 am

The AUG will easily fit through a letterbox.

But frankly that sounds like the least of your worries right now. )-8

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Postby tricky » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:44 am

Hope your holidays turn out better.

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Postby davidb » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:18 am

Sorry to hear that. :( I hope his health improves and it all turns out well, even if Christmas has to be delayed this year. :)

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Postby Boydie » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:55 pm

sweh wrote:He's 80. I don't know if he'll ever leave hospital. This might be the last Christmas I see him.


For what it’s worth, you’ve not said anything that automatically makes me think that he won’t leave hospital. So far, you’ve just described a fairly typical ICU patient (including age). Things will just take that bit longer at 80.

Kidneys don’t really “fail” in this situation. It’s actually a protective mechanism whereby they go into hibernation mode in circumstances where they would be damaged if they carried on trying to work normally. They usually come back put of standby within a few days of conditions improving.

Most of ICU just involves keeping things ticking over until the body recovers on its own! We just try to make it look scary and complicated.

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Postby sweh » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:16 am

And he died last night. You know it's not a good sign when you wake up and see a dozen missed calls and half a dozen voice mails on your phone...
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Postby Boydie » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:18 am

That’s horrible. Deepest condolences.

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Postby danielj » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:42 am

Really sorry to hear that Stephen :( Sincere condolences to you and your family :(

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Postby davidb » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:39 pm

Truly sorry to hear that. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. :(

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Postby paulv » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:45 pm

My condolences. Words never quite are enough in these situations :-(

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Postby daveejhitchins » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:25 pm

So, so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad . . .

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Postby MrZeroPage » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:11 pm

Sorry to hear this Stephen.
My condolences.... James.

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Postby topcat96 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:47 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss.

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Postby 1024MAK » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:25 pm

Stephen, sorry about your father. My father died after a long illness about 18 months ago :( . Dementia destroyed not only my dads brain, but robbed us of a loved family member bit by bit over the past ten years.

There is nothing anyone can say that will help you, or the family. Only time and fond memories will dull the pain somewhat. So try to remember him as a happy healthy dad. Remember all the good times.

At least your dad will not be in any pain now. No more struggling to survive. No more worrying about his condition.

Think positive thoughts. For life must go on.

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Postby crj » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:36 am

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Postby richardtoohey » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:23 am

Sorry to hear, Stephen.

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