Thursday, 29 March 2012

Terminal care

The end-of-life care people have swung into action.  We're now equipped with an oxygen pump and a commode.  H has been fitted with a pump which administers small doses of drugs every couple of minutes subcutaneously through a needle in her abdomen: currently it's giving her diamorphine and midazolam.  We've had visits from two nurses and the GP so far today, and we had a nurse here overnight, provided by the Arthur Rank House "hospice at home" scheme.

This is all a great help.  But it's still impossibly hard, for H especially.

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