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18 May 2009 @ 11:38 pm
So, grandfather situation improved in as much as he's not harassing us 24/7, but not improved because we're now debating whether to bring him home or send him to a home when his treatment is finished. At least that should be some time off as he's delusional, so he needs meds to treat that before they think of releasing him.

Meanwhile, it leaves us frantically trying to tidy and clean his flat in case he does come home. No small task as it's like Steptoe & Son's up there (US cousins, I think your rip-off version was called Sanford & Son?). We've found so much crap, you wouldn't believe it, I think he's kept Reader's Digest and Publisher's Clearing in business these last ten years!

Anyhoo, between that, my Big Bang assignment and some other commitments, means I won't be around for at least a week, I'd imagine, except maybe a few fly-bys. For those waiting for answers to comments, I apologise and I will answer as soon as I get time.

The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on May 18th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)

Sending good vibes your way for *all* your family, grandfather included.

And no apology needed for anything.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: hitchhikersidontlikegravy on May 21st, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)

Thank you.

He's been put on an anti-psychotic today to treat his 'grandiose delusions'. I'm glad he's getting treatment but they're talking about letting him come home in a few weeks, and they want him to come home. I'm just so worried that as soon as he gets home he'll say he's better and refuse to take the meds and we'll be right back where we started. Plus I'm not sure if my mum and dad can take any more.
The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on May 21st, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
Then you need to make sure that the hospital *knows* that. If your family aren't certain they can cope, and medication compliance is a major issue then they need to get their arses into gear (the hospital I mean, not your parents) and HELP. It's what the NHS is supposed to do after all and I know only too well that if you don't demand the help to which you are entitled, they are only to happy to let you struggle on with no help at all - it never gets offered (unless you have a sneaky nurse telling you that stuff is available and to ask for it). I'm sure social services would have to be involved, but they won't have to get consent from your grandfather in the same way as they usually do as his mental capacity has been called into question.
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on May 19th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
Sending good thoughts and blessing your way.

Hey, maybe y'all should have a garage sale? Or are they called Rummage Sales there? Or do I have it wrong? I know what we call yard sales and garage sale y'all call something else.

But, I don't want to be a pie,: richie smileidontlikegravy on May 21st, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)

Yeah, we're going to take it all to a car boot sale as soon as we've time. I guess we call it a garage sale, but we tend to take things in our car to a car boot sale, rather than selling from our home. I guess because we live in small neighbourhoods, so we wouldn't have many customers if we tried to sell that way.
I will call her George: Hugstrangevisitor7 on May 19th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
*hugs* I hope everything works out well.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: doc hugsidontlikegravy on May 21st, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you. *hugs back*