Thursday, 15 March 2012

And flowers for......



And flowers for....... the nurses.

Yesterday a comment was left by Daisy, it said


'Having worked for the NHS for many years i'm afraid thats it's the same old story, he who shouts loudest gets the most attention.    Ashamed nurse, Daisy'

Me and my lovely Mum want to say loud and clear to every caring nurse, doctor, auxiliary worker, cleaner,  volunteer and all those in the health profession that look after their patients to the best of their ability THANK YOU.

The staff looking after my Dad now are absolutely wonderful, the mistakes that left Mum and Dad struggling for help for so long are more than being made up for with the care and attention he is now receiving.  His medication has been sorted out, he has been lovingly bathed, shaved and manicured today, his frail body is padded and comfortably wrapped, they helped him struggle to his feet and walk the corridor to get his circulation going, and then on his return brought him tea and cake, and although he was too weak to eat more than a mouthful, the thought was there.

We left him tonight about to be served his evening meal and waiting in anticipation of the football match on the television.   He may be poorly and may be weak but with Manchester United playing an important match he was determined to stay awake for as much of it as possible, and we are under strict instructions to bring him his paper tomorrow so he can read the sports headlines.

So Daisy, a message to you and all the wonderful nurses out there, don't be ashamed of what you can't do, what you can't control and what the rest of your profession sometimes gets wrong, know instead that when you touch the lives of those you do help, you get it so very right and we, both patients and families, will be eternally grateful. 

Thank you, for the dignity, care and the love you bring to the final weeks, days and hours of those you help.



And flowers for...... YOU.... all of the lovely folk who are leaving comments....THANK YOU. 

Mum has just printed out all of yesterdays comments and will be reading them to Dad tomorrow.  He has always been amazed by my Blog and the lovely folk that follow it, and to know that somewhere out there, all over the world there are lovely people that know his name and are thinking of him and praying for him is so very special.  You have touched our lives as much as I hope I occasionally touch yours.


Sue xx

14 comments:

  1. This totally upbeat post is proof that prayers are answered.
    Jane xxx

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  2. Hi Sue... I've only just read your last post, so it was great to read this one straight after... I'm so pleased that your Dad is being looked after and hopefully getting stronger... my Mum and Dad are struggling with a similar situation and I know that 'what happens next' is a terrible worry to us all... sending you all big hugs, Jill x

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  3. Hi Sue

    I don't follow football, but hope your Dad manages to stay awake and watch it. It's brilliant, and must be such a weight of you and your Mum's minds, that he's getting such good care now.

    Hope hubby is coping alright with work and looking after all the animals.

    Thinking of you all, regards, Sooze

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  4. We have just had to cope with the up's and down's of the NHS. I have to say help and care on arrival, and very sadly, departure was second to none, the lovely Nurses couldn't have been nicer, kinder or more caring. We encountered a few wobbly bits in the middle though!! Sending lots of loving thoughts to you, Sue, and your loved ones, and as difficult as it is to say - hope Man U won, just to cheer your Dad up!!!!!
    love heather x

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  5. So glad that Dad is comfortable Sue. I agree with you re the wonderful Drs and Nurses we have here in the UK. My own Dad is battling the c-word and if not for the medication and care shown to him by the wonderful people at our local hospital we would be in a very different position to the positive one we are in at present.

    xxx

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  6. So glad that Dad is comfortable Sue. I agree with you re the wonderful Drs and Nurses we have here in the UK. My own Dad is battling the c-word and if not for the medication and care shown to him by the wonderful people at our local hospital we would be in a very different position to the positive one we are in at present.

    xxx

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  7. Im so relieved that your Dad is now getting the care that he ,and everyone else should get. Thankyou for your kind words, Daisy

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  8. What a lovely post.

    I'm thinking of you all at this time, sending love to you all.

    I would also like to say a huge thank you to our NHS Nurses, Doctors and incredible Surgeons. I am eternally grateful to the care my family have been given by the NHS (and yes, we've seen some lows too! But lots of good!
    :-) ) Take care,
    love

    Claire
    xxx
    http://evans-crittens.blogspot.com/

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  9. The NHS, when good, cannot be beat. Glad to read that your dad is now getting the care that he so desperately needs and your mum the break that she needs. Best wishes to you all.

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  10. Blessings to your dad, it's wonderful to read about the excellent care he is receiving. Our nursing and hospital staff provide much more than healthcare, they provide motivation for their patients, dignity and comfort, they must absorb a tremendous amount emotionally and I am very thankful for them too. Betty

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  11. xx for your dad
    xx for your mum
    xx (in BOLD) especially for you

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  12. Please give your mum and dad all our love and best wishes to them both..and have a big hug from me and 2 little girls who happen to think that you are the bee's knees..
    love
    sara,fern,iris

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  13. This is so generous of you given that you have had upsets in the past. Just one person can make a difference and I'm so glad to hear your dad is receiving the care he needs & deserves and your mum a break at such an emotional time.
    You must be such a support to them but at the same time sad to see your father so ill.

    If just a few words of support from we bloggers helps then it makes it all worth while so sending love from a fellow blogger xx

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  14. I thought I'd just pop in and say hello. I've just started blogging again after a break and found your blog.
    Over the last few days, I've read it from start to finish and am now following it.
    Sorry to hear abour your dad but glad he's getting the care and support he deserves.
    Sending you all love. xx

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