Monday, 26 October 2009

...update from Martin

Monday 26/10/09 ..2030hrs. Just come from hospital. Jane never made it into the hospice today, some problem with a piece of equipment for the traction.. ie. the hospice haven't got one and the hospital refused (initially) to lend them one... People have now come to their senses and she will be taking the one she's got now with her.. as long as she brings it back.. I know.., Jane was at her wits end and I was beginning to feel the strain.
Jane is still in a lot of pain, MST's and oramorph still on the agenda.. the morphine pump has now been dispensed with as when she asleep there was no one to press the pump. When they change her traction or sheets she needs gas and air as well... good old gas and air. This evening I took her in a double chocolate chip chocolate muffin, cashew nuts, tonic water and bags of aero chocolate balls and got the biggest smile of the evening... it was good to see her smile again.

Fingers crossed we get to the hospice tomorrow as we found out this evening, most of the hospital nursing staff didn't realise she has cancer...

Martin

12 comments:

ADB said...

I think the way the hospital treated Jane over the past few days, Martin, should be the subject of a formal complaint. I am absolutely aghast and stunned by the abject incompetence displayed there. The first thing you do is alleviate pain, the second thing is dig up the patient's medical notes and the third thing is get on to the treating specialist. Doesn't sound like any of that was done for hours if not days. Until this episode, I was very impressed with the level of care Jane was given by the specialist. I still am. Her local hospital though has let her, and has let you, down with a resounding bang. I wish you strength, and hope things will be put in place as a matter of urgency, within hours rather than days.

Andy said...

I have to agree with what ADB has said about hospitals. From my own personal experiance the level of care varies even between wards in the same hospital. I have been in one where the staff have done everything they can and more and another where you are put on the list of things to do and if you are lucky it might get done or it may not!
Anyway please give Jane my best wishes and that I am thinking of her.
Andy

Funnyface said...

Hello Martin
Thank you for letting us know how Jane is today. These recent events have been a terrible experience for you all. I hope you treated yourself to one of those delicious muffins too :o)
Big Love to Jane,
Jaynee X

Lori said...

I have to agree with Guido that you should formally complain. I hope she was able to get into Hospice after that and I hope she is not in so much pain now. Please take care, both of you.

Sybil said...

Oh dear Marin, it is almost unbelievable...Like Guido (ADB) I think the way things have gone these last few days realy and truly does deserve to be complained about formally. This kind of care?? wrong word for sure, should NEVER happen...However I can only pray that all goes well today and that she gets into the hospice where I am definatley sure she will get 5* attention and her pain levels will be sorted out and she will be more comfortable, once that happens you can also relax a wee bit.
Thanks for keeping us updated I am so ver grateful
Love Sybil x

Jackie said...

mmm chocolate always brings a smile! Hope she gets better care now! Thanks so much for the updates Martin you must be exhausted and to take time out of your day to bring us news is so wonderful of you. Jane is never from our thoughts and we sincerely hope it brings strength to both of you to know we are sending all our love to you both. Jackie xx

pam said...

Hey Martin. Thanks for the update. I know what i would like to do with their equipment!!! What a shower of idiots. Anyway, I must calm down before I have no dishes left at all! (I wash dishes when I get mad!) Sending my Love to Jane and of course yourself and the family. Tell those clowns that If theres any more mishaps I'm coming down!!. I've got my uniform and my bad temper so I'm all ready! lol. Love as always Pam. xx

crablet4eva said...

We are talkin about selly oak tho....i hope jane has nw had her op and is feeling a bit better xxxxx hate reading things arnt going well with you jane, and martin make sure you chill too xxxx

Shirley said...

I was sad to read what had happened to Jane. Please do give her our love and encouragement from all her friends in NewsDebate Chat (Aol).. We Love her dearly.
Much Love.

Shirley xxx

pollytickle-rambles said...

Hi, please give my love to Jane and hope she is more comfortable and pain free soon.

Linda (a chatter from AOL, NDC room)

Dr. Swill said...

Hi Martin!

I wanted to let you know about an interesting cancer blog a group of us have been workin on.

A fellow tongue cancer patient was sent home to die. Cancer survivors ask him life altering questions

Please read http://beyondtheglassdoor.blogspot.com

LYN said...

PLEASE GIVE HER MY LOVE....THINKING ABOUT YOU BOTH...