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Home coming

karen1812karen1812 Member Posts: 49 Connected
Ho all just tolet ou know my husband brian is coming HOME today after almost 14 weeks in hospital, to say I am over the moon isan under statement. I did get to see Brian on Saturday for an hour as they have now started to allow 1 visitor for an hour. It was as if the last few months had flown bye. We both cried a little, he is looking good but we have a long way to, but now he's home hopefully he will recover better. I have a cake and banners ready for him, god I am so happy I want to shout it from the roof tops.


  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,541 Pioneering
    @karen1812 that is good news for you both, it's been a long time, wishing you both well and enjoy the cake.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,534 Disability Gamechanger
    @karen1812 that's great news, it might take him a little time to get used to being at home again as 14 weeks is a long spell in hospital, but you are right it is often easier to recover at home.
    Can you send me a piece of virtual coming home cake?
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,039

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    That's fantastic news, I'm so pleased for you @karen1812! It'll be great to have him home :) 
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,711 Disability Gamechanger
    Good news, I hope you have a wonderful home coming! 🥳
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,754 Disability Gamechanger
    Brilliant news @karen1812! Wishing you both all the best and please come back to us if you ever need to :)
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  • karen1812karen1812 Member Posts: 49 Connected
    Hi all update on brian he is doing quite well better than I expected bit slow other mobility side but doing his exercises daily. We have the carers coming in to shower him, his eyesight has been effect has lost hal vision in both eyes and his memory is  hit and miss but he is alive he has been out today to the park which he really enjoyed he gets up and down the stairs with help but he total shattered so will only take him out once a week while he  builds his strength but over all I am happy with his progress 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    That's great news little baby steps but sounds like he is making good progress 

    You sound like a very supportive wife to him just make sure you look after yourself too 

    Do something for yourself when carers are there 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,222 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for your update @karen1812 - it's really good to hear that Brian is making some progress, & that he's doing his exercises (that's the long-retired physio in me coming out). I hope you were having a nice, sunny day today for his trip to the park. I'm sure getting outside a little will be much enjoyed. I hope you are keeping well, & looking after yourself too. :)
  • karen1812karen1812 Member Posts: 49 Connected
    Thank you for your kind words and support, I am going back to work tomorrow but I am thinking about getting a job where I am only out for a few hours a day my daughter is working from home at present so brian won't be on his own she can make him a sandwich and hot drink as he is unable to make anything hot due to his poor eye sight and he would be unsafe. I think me being out the house for 8 hours 3 days a week is going to be to much for me and then coming home to look after brian whe  my daughter returns to the office, plus I am a carer myself so I wouldn't really get a break lol. We have just received the blue badge and stated the process of claiming PIP. But any way things can only get better onwards and upwards. Will keep you informed 😀
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree working all those hours could become draining for you 

    Have you had a care needs assessment or sensory team assessment fir him they can suggest lots of useful gadgets to help him 

    I am sight impaired awaiting my assessment but I use a one cup kettle thing you just press a button and heats up water and dispenses into cup so you dont have to lift anything up it's a life saver for me 
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,541 Pioneering
    Hi @karen1812 good to see Brian is making progress, slowly but surely.
  • karen1812karen1812 Member Posts: 49 Connected
    Hi janer1967 we have appointment with the eye specialist end of April to access brians condition maybe then we will no more about it from what I have read the chances of a recovery from the condition are slim but I will ask lots of questions when we go. At present brian use a zimmer frame I think until he can walk with a stick or unaided he will have to wait needs a least 1 hand free lol but I will defo keep that in mind xx
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    Of course I'm in a wheelchair so didnt think of him not being able to carry a drink and the risk of spilling it 

    Maybe he could have a perching stool next to it then he could make it and drink it all sat down 

    Just thinking of ways he could be bit more independent you could always supervise until you are sure he is safe 
  • karen1812karen1812 Member Posts: 49 Connected
    Janer1967 we have stool as he likes to wash up lol and I understand what your saying he is nervous about making a drink so I will wait a while but that suggestion is very good when he is not so nervous 😉 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,754 Disability Gamechanger
    Blimey, a man who likes to wash up... I wish my husband felt the same, well cleaning in general :lol: so pleased that Brian is doing well! Hope you're doing okay too @karen1812 :)
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