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    Sorry to hear that Doug is back in hospital,...

    Sorry to hear that Doug 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 linked...
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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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  10. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  16. Thread: Phone answering?

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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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    Sorry to hear about your dad's fall Vicky,...

    Sorry to hear about your dad's fall Vicky, hopefully he'll soon be home.

    What about a Suprapubic Catheter? It goes straight into the bladder through a small incision in the tummy, rather than a...
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    Lovely to see we've our own Forum Poet Laureate...

    Lovely to see we've our own Forum Poet Laureate in Kayleigh :D

    I'm watching the GBBO atm, while multi-tasking may be one of my many talents, poetry definitely is not!!

    Keep it up Kayleigh.
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  20. Thread: Ventilation

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    Hi Dina, I hope your meeting as well as...

    Hi Dina,

    I hope your meeting as well as possible and there’s some consensus as to what happens next.

    The mental impact of such life changing disabilities is very challenging indeed and can...
  21. Thread: Football

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    LOL Kayleigh, yes exactly!! It's on at 6pm when...

    LOL Kayleigh, yes exactly!! It's on at 6pm when the Eggheads go to recharge their scrambled brains (pun intended)

    There are some episodes on YouTube if you're bored some morning or lunchtime - ...
  22. Thread: Football

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    Are there any game shows you don't like...

    Are there any game shows you don't like Kayleigh??

    Tipping Point is about as low as I'll go, but it IS strangely watchable :D

    I find Richard Osman's House of Games a bit tedious, just because...
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    Oh I'm with you completely on that Lisa - sorry...

    Oh I'm with you completely on that Lisa - sorry for getting the wrong end of the stick on your post.

    I'll think of myself as an inconvenience and a burden on my family until the day I die, so I...
  24. Thread: Rch4

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    You asked a specific question Doblett: to...

    You asked a specific question Doblett:

    to which I replied that I had, multiple times to multiple people. I didn't realise there was a wrong answer, my apologies.
  25. Thread: Football

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    Surely the most riveting TV these days is on BBC...

    Surely the most riveting TV these days is on BBC Parliament !!!!

    (No political discussions pleeeese :rolleyes: )

    I don't know what would send you off to sleep tonight Dina - cricket...
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