Quando Quando Quando - when when when?
To be honest, the last 7 days have been hell on earth for my mom and dad but I don't want this blog to always be so depressing. Over 3 million people have seen the lovely video of Teddy Mac, a dementia sufferer, singing Quando Quando Quando and let it continue to bring a smile to our faces 😄
I drove my dad home from hospital on Monday. He was still recovering from pneumonia and nowhere near ready to leave but the hospital needed the bed I suppose. On Thursday he developed an all-over-body rash. The GP came and said it was an allergy and prescribed more medication to add to the mountain of pills. Dad has also become incontinent and my mom is utterly exhausted with all the changing of underwear, sheets, etc. She's nearly 82 years old and is on the verge of a breakdown 😢 I would DEARLY love to give up work and care for both of my parents but I can't afford not to work. I'm juggling 4 jobs and feel so guilty all the time that I'm not there 24/7. Oh, what to do....?
Today, my mom rang 111 (the NHS emergency and urgency services number) to say she couldn't cope with Dad and a senior nurse said that she would contact Social Services. Let's see what happens. Dad has worsening dementia, is thin, weak and skeletal and in desperate need of this new heart valve.... WHEN WHEN WHEN?
Ps. I have a stinking cold and am unable able to visit this weekend for fear of spreading germs. My brother and his wife have the 'flu so Mom and Dad are very much on their own. Hoping they can hang in there!