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  1. Thread: Rch4

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    Actually Doblett, that IS correct. As you...

    Actually Doblett, that IS correct.

    As you are a new member who mainly posts on this thread which you started, I would not expect you to have realised that is how the Forum operates on a...
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    Thanks for clarifying which category of grant...

    Thanks for clarifying which category of grant it'd fall under Rachel.

    Love Ellie.

    PS. You certainly don't need to apologise to me for intruding, if you can call it that. I'd much rather Chas...
  3. Thread: 10k

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    Gosh Lynne, even with the no-shows from injuries,...

    Gosh Lynne, even with the no-shows from injuries, there were quite a few running in your honour !! x
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    Sorry Chas and Barry. There weren't any posts...

    Sorry Chas and Barry.

    There weren't any posts when I started my reply, but I got distracted by a needy dog and didn't realise Barry had given the same advice by the time I got to post my reply ...
  5. Thread: 10k

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    Hi Lynne, You may need to be in the 'Full...

    Hi Lynne,

    You may need to be in the 'Full Site' version of the Forum, I don't know if you can do it on the 'Mobile' version - I can't see a way how, but I don't use the phone version of the...
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    Chas, I've no personal experience of it but,...

    Chas, I've no personal experience of it but, searching the Forum, people who used it seemed happy with it (they didn't say who paid for it unfortunately)

    Just thinking, if you wanted to buy a...
  7. Thread: 10k

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    Good for them - you must be proud of them all...

    Good for them - you must be proud of them all Lynne.

    Hope they got on well.

    Love Ellie.
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    Good to hear that things are settling down Mick ...

    Good to hear that things are settling down Mick - it could've been the after effects of the enema and the whole change of regime, who knows?? :rolleyes: Keep an eye on it, though...

    And...
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    Sorry to hear that Douglas is back in hospital,...

    Sorry to hear that Douglas is back in hospital, Chrissie - it's very distressing for you to hear the "make him comfortable" phrase... :(

    Hopefully those antibiotics will do the job. Is he...
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    Not Mealtime Reading!!

    Hi Mick,

    Sorry to read about your current woes - it must be stressful for you.

    Yes, any change in diet / food intake can upset the often delicately balanced bathroom routine

    Some...
  11. Thread: Walkers

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    Oh Lynne, thank you so much for brightening up my...

    Oh Lynne, thank you so much for brightening up my day and making me chuckle!

    Ear wax :D:rolleyes::rolleyes: He has no excuse now and had better hear you loud & clear. If not, chase him with the...
  12. Thread: Ventilation

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    Hi Devonmaid, I wonder if overnight pump...

    Hi Devonmaid,

    I wonder if overnight pump feeding may suit your husband better? It's certainly more convenient and less labour-intensive than multiple manual feeds throughout the day, which would...
  13. Thread: Weakening wrist

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    Hi Trevor, I'd start by asking your OT and...

    Hi Trevor,

    I'd start by asking your OT and hopefully they'll give you something suitable which will solve your issue.

    There are lots of different supports and braces, it's hard to recommend one...
  14. Thread: Ventilation

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    And maybe go a lot slower with the Fortisips too ...

    And maybe go a lot slower with the Fortisips too - if you don't need to be tube fed right away, you've the luxury of taking time to get used to new food. I agree that 200ml water at the same time...
  15. Thread: Hello

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    Hi Chris and welcome to the club nobody wants to...

    Hi Chris and welcome to the club nobody wants to join - crikey, you're lucky you are still alive to join us, after your unscheduled swim!!

    Making that first post is the hardest post to make,...
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    Hi Sarah and a warm welcome to you and Sue (and...

    Hi Sarah and a warm welcome to you and Sue (and to the 4-legged pets :))

    There is nothing comforting I can say about losing one's speech, I'm afraid. I always say (with experience) that I'd...
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    Renewals are done online Dina, so you shouldn't...

    Renewals are done online Dina, so you shouldn't need to post your current one back.
  18. Thread: Ventilation

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    I thought as much Dina :( Can I ask how much...

    I thought as much Dina :(

    Can I ask how much of what you're getting and do they push it in with syringe plunger or is it gravity flow?

    Love Ellie.
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    I am also waiting for a reply to a question I...

    I am also waiting for a reply to a question I asked Admin on 30th August (through a post on a thread)

    There is another issue I have about a Reported Post - it continues to cause me deep distress...
  20. Thread: Ventilation

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    Good to hear from you Dina. Is your digestive...

    Good to hear from you Dina.

    Is your digestive system tolerating the bolus feeds well?

    I hope you're comfortable.

    Love Ellie.
  21. Thread: Ventilation

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    Kayleigh and Sheila, Once the feeding tube is...

    Kayleigh and Sheila,

    Once the feeding tube is in place, it needs to be at least flushed through with water every day.

    Some people will use it for feeding from day 1, many won't use it for...
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    Goodness, that's awful Vicky - no wonder you...

    Goodness, that's awful Vicky - no wonder you are feeling stressed and chasing your tail :(

    If your poor dad fell out of his armchair, it's not safe / suitable. I presume you've tried putting...
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    Hi Vicky, I've no use of my arms or legs, have...

    Hi Vicky,

    I've no use of my arms or legs, have no speech and am totally dependent on others for practically everything - I cannot wash & dress myself, feed nor take my own meds, get to the loo...
  24. Thread: Phone answering?

    by Ellie
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    Vicky, if someone can't answer your question, I...

    Vicky, if someone can't answer your question, I do know that iPhones (& most smart phones) can be set to automatically answer, if that's of any use to your dad.

    Love Ellie.
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    He should be assessed by his OT / Physio. There...

    He should be assessed by his OT / Physio. There are trunk supports available but they are not a "one size fits all" solution.

    Love Ellie.
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