The Day Off

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The other day Julia started to complain she had something in her eye. Then one of the boys noticed her right pupil was massive. The boys quickly ruled out drugs as a cause then consulted Doctor Google who said it was either a brain haemorrhage or tumour.  So Ben drove her to A&E and the other lads were put in charge of my care. We soon discovered that Jonny would make an excellent nurse.

Here she is on the phone to 111.

Within 30 minutes she’d a head scan but they didn’t find anything. I don’t know if that means she hasn’t a got brain or nothing abnormal was detected. Ju went back the next day and they still couldn’t explain it. I suspect she rubbed some medication in her eye to get night off.

The good news is that our friends prayed and now it’s all good.

Our lovely friend, Pat, from Church has been providing respite for the past few weeks which has been brilliant for Ju. Sue Ryder Hospice at Home carers and nurses finished their training for me today and will start daily respite visits from next week to give Julia some time off so she doesn’t have resort to A&E. It was entertaining for her to sit in on the sessions and see the training pack she’d written in use.

Dexter has started paying attention to my gadgets and tries to fiddle with the settings for my feed pump although thankfully they’re locked. He mimics the noise of the suction in a remarkably realistic way and likes to try on my BiPAP mask. I’m still able to help with him at mealtimes if everyone else has given up in frustration having been splattered with macaroni cheese or ice cream. He finally said my name this week although he still refers to Ju as BumBum.

5 thoughts on “The Day Off

  1. as always Michael you are so funny!! I know that this probably hides the more serious side of you.. but hey you gotta laugh! and may you long continue to make me laugh!! I don’t pray much.. but I pray for you.. God Bless Michael ..Stephen x

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  2. Moira hinkley -Smith

    Mike , Julia having written your care plan it is bound to be the best ! So glad to hear Julia’s eye problem has been resolved. As always, you never cease to amaze us , long may you continue to do so.. God bless, ever in our prayers Moira and ken.

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