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Post by rogerjames » Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:19 pm

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My friend is still in the local hospital unable to do much and with dwindling options. He can't move or communicate really and things seem dire. I now have a relation in an almost identical situation in another hospital. He had just been diagnosed with Covid on top of the ailments that put him in there. If you are old and helpless the NHS seems under pressure to move you out into "Care" to make use of your bed for someone they can actually treat successfully.

Home care is often not a practicable alternative. Trouble is few "Care Homes" seem up to delivering the kind of real loving care such hapless and helpless patients need - and one wonders what the aim is in all this. There are some profound ethical, moral and spiritual dilemmas here. Many of you will know this story all too well. I suppose one just keeps on going, trying not to make a tough situation any worse?
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Post by Ernest » Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:19 am

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Roger, this is a story all to familiar. A friend was in a similar position last year. I hospital for weeks, sent out to a care home still unwell, within days he was back in a different hospital. He had been sent out without a Covid test.

Eventually, he was again released to a different care home and died there within two weeks. Devastating for his family, who'd only seen him twice in four months through glass. Thankfully, one of their sons was permitted to be with him at the point of death. His widow and the family had to wait a month for the funeral at the Crem. His ashes are now in our garden of remembrance at Church. A memorial service is planned in a month or so's time.

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Post by rogerjames » Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:23 pm

Thanks Ernest - I've heard from the spouses of both today and it seems to have been a marginally less nightmarish story for a change. 2 very long phone conversations - which I hoped helped a bit. My friend is now in one of the better local care homes - one we know well having had a parent live there for a while - and I think we shall be able to visit him. That's a bit of good news. My relation is still in hospital with little optimism about possible improvement - though he does respond. These multiple health conditions combined with with loss of cognitive function and mobility are heartbreaking for all concerned. It's not easy to go on hoping when there seems so little to hope for.

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