A NEW DIRECTION FOR THE OLD RAM

Finnie

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G'day folks,I thought an update on Jenny after her surgery was in order....She came through the initial proceedure really well. but 12 hours later she was screeming in pain,called an ambo and they they "shot" her full of morphine .It seems that this spasm occurance is not un-common when dealing with bladder problems,but "nobody " warned me and so it was quite a shock for me.Tonight (Mondfay 7 pm) she is way better and is eating some food and if I watch her closely takes in some fluids.Community Nurse came today to change her dressing and will return on Thursday to check on how she is.We have now had both our Covid 19 shots but are in lockdown until further notice.

As near as I can tell the sheep are going OK ,we are expecting some pretty bad weather in the next day or so but both groups have access to woodland cover for the worst of it....T.O.R.
If they knew it could happen, they should have prepared you for how to deal with it so she could have gotten relief sooner. I hope this week goes well for you both. :hugs
 

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It seems that this spasm occurance is not un-common when dealing with bladder problems,but "nobody " warned me and so it was quite a shock for me.
That is pretty inexcusable. You should have as much information as possible. It would be different if she were in the hospital with people who knew what to expect and could deal with it immediately

:fl she improves quickly
 

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Hi Bruce,what I find is that medical people take lots of stuff for granted.The fact that the two ambulance girls were unaware of the cause indicaites to me that because it's a specialist area of medicine that knowledge filters out quite slowly and the current situation with the Covid-19 sweeping the country means that everbody is focused on that .
 

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Thank you mike,my support people tell me I am doing OK ,but there have been a few "dark moments" in recent times but I reqognise the signs now and contact one of several folks for some help and reassurance,because there are moments when i doubt my own capabilitys in respect of Jennys care.The NET and the sheep are my "break" from the normal day to day of caring and without it I could be in trouble because of the lack of respite due to her "seperation anxiety"....T.O.R.
 

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So sorry for you.... she may have some moments that she knows.... just hold her in your heart and the many many good years you had. And this may make it a little easier for you to have a respite when you need it. Prayers from Va for you and her both.
 

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Jenny may well have days of knowing, or not. It comes and goes. She may identify you as another person, at times. While it's dreadfully sad, know that she cannot control this and if she also talks of things that are imagination, just let her. It is their world at the moment. My Mother sometimes told me of visitors and outings -- only in her mind did they happen. I'd smile and ask if she had a nice visit. You can do little else. I pray you both stay safe. :hugs :hugs
 

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.... but there have been a few "dark moments" in recent times but I reqognise the signs now and contact one of several folks for some help and reassurance,because there are moments when i doubt my own capabilitys in respect of Jennys care.
That is bound to happen and I'm glad you have the support you need.

Thank you Bay,this morning Jenny has moved on in her journey and does not now know who I am...T.O.R.
That has to be very painful for you. Every day is a new one for her, you're doing well if you can just make each one happy for her even though she won't remember it.

Many :hugs for you, Jenny and your daughter
 
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