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OH has fractured femur - not a good situation

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Luckygirl Tue 26-Mar-19 10:35:34

As many of you will know, OH has had PD for many years and is very frail. He only weighs 6.5 stone. Sadly he fell yesterday and has a displaced fracture of his femur. He is not a good candidate for surgery - but there is no choice.

It is a worry that the ward do not have the air mattress that he needs and that he has at home - we had just got on top of the skin problem. He was on a trolley for 12 hours yesterday which will not have helped.

I am waiting to hear when the op will be.

Antonia Tue 26-Mar-19 14:49:31

I hope things work out for your DH. flowers

Telly Tue 26-Mar-19 14:54:23

So sorry to hear this. Sounds like a caring hospital. Perhaps your DD can visit while you get some rest, or have a day to yourself? Best wishes

TwiceAsNice Tue 26-Mar-19 14:59:39

So sorry it is all so stressful for you all. Do try and find some peaceful time for yourself and I hope things improve as soon as possible. Thinking of you and sending hugs 💐

Grammaretto Tue 26-Mar-19 15:17:12

Aw no, how awful for you.
I hope you can lie down and maybe the DDs can take turns to go to the hospital and deal with some of the complications.

nanaK54 Tue 26-Mar-19 16:16:46

Sending kind thoughts flowers

BlueBelle Tue 26-Mar-19 16:25:19

Sorry for hearing this Lucky sending a virtual hug I hope your husband can get well as soon as possible

NanTheWiser Tue 26-Mar-19 16:46:02

flowers from me Luckygirl, and hope things improve for you, and you are able to find a moment of calm.

crazyH Tue 26-Mar-19 16:49:09

Oh Luckygirl, so sorry to hear this. Hope he gets better .... from what you've he is terribly frail. I don't know what PD is, but things must be so difficult for you both flowers

Jalima1108 Tue 26-Mar-19 16:58:05

I'm sorry to hear about this Luckygirl and that all his needs will be met, as the staff obviously are aware and want to do the right thing for him.
Your DD sound as if they are trying to give you some tlc too - even a functioning adult needs some love and care themselves sometimes too, so take the opportunity to rest when you can.


Jalima1108 Tue 26-Mar-19 16:58:26

sorry - hope that all his needs will be met flowers

1inamillion Tue 26-Mar-19 16:59:35

Luckygirl a really sad and stressful time for you. You need rest or you will become ill, as has been said hopefully your DD's can visit. Good luck for DH's op. 💐

annodomini Tue 26-Mar-19 18:04:36

I can only add my commiserations to what everyone has said, Lucky. I know you haven't had it easy yourself in the time we've 'known' you, added to your DH's gradual deterioration with PD. He must be in great pain with such an awkward fracture and it's shocking that he had to spend all that time on a trolley. I hope that they can make him more comfortable and that surgery will be successful. Meanwhile try to care for yourself too.

Charleygirl5 Tue 26-Mar-19 18:24:55

crazyH it is Parkinsons Disease.

Lucky so sorry to hear he is in hospital. As others have said, you must look after yourself- your DDs mean well.

cornergran Tue 26-Mar-19 18:59:01

A hug and flowers from me lucky. Hope you managed some quiet time.

Auntieflo Tue 26-Mar-19 19:46:46

Luckygirl, so sorry to hear about your DH accident and the extra load this places on you. Sending love, hugs and prayers to you both, and hoping you don’t get smothered by the attention from your daughters.

52bright Tue 26-Mar-19 20:11:28

Thinking of you Luckygirl... and your dh. Hope all goes well and that you remember to look after yourself as well as dh. Rehab could well be a long haul. Hope you feel able to accept any help from your lovely daughters and others.

Vonners Tue 26-Mar-19 20:13:46

Sorry to hear of your husbands fracture, operations are stressful enough times when planned but sudden accidents make life so chaotic.
My local hospital starts visiting at 1000 and ends at 2000 so maybe you can have a bit of a rota giving you time for a nap or siesta if yours is similar. flowers

mumofmadboys Tue 26-Mar-19 23:48:49

Thoughts are with you Lucky at this difficult time.x

grannyactivist Wed 27-Mar-19 00:03:42

We're with you Lucky and hoping for the best outcome for your husband. (((hugs)))

Bellanonna Wed 27-Mar-19 00:15:12

I’ve just seen this news Lucky. I’m so sorry. What a worry for you all. May I just add my good wishes to those of everyone else?

PageTurner Wed 27-Mar-19 02:41:53

Luckygirl. My thoughts and good wishes for you and your DH. I hope his surgery goes well and he heals quickly.

Jane10 Wed 27-Mar-19 07:18:43

Oh Luckygirl what a rotten time you're both having. Look after yourself - looks like the hospital can look after your DH. Let the family support you!

Anja Wed 27-Mar-19 07:43:48

There’s not much to add to all the supportive good wishes except to add my own flowers

shysal Wed 27-Mar-19 08:01:11

My thoughts are with you all. Take care of yourself. flowers

harrigran Wed 27-Mar-19 09:02:34

Late to this thread but add my best wishes Lucky. Hope you can get some time to yourself, take care.