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Dawn
28-09-2013, 06:13 AM
My dad was admitted to hospital last night. Doctor doesn't really know what's wrong with him. He's been laying on the bed all day saying he keeps going dizzy and if he tries to get up his legs won't work properly and weird things like that. He'll be in for a few days while they try and figure out what is wrong.

Would appreciate it if you kept your fingers crossed. He's normally a very healthy man and he's the only Dad I've got.

Please don't mention this on Facebook as I have family on there and I need to contact them privately about this and not via social networking. Lucy isn't friends with any of my family so that's why she mentioned it. ;)

Deb
28-09-2013, 07:21 AM
I saw Lucy's update on there Dawn. Must be a real worry for you all, especially as he is normally so well. Will be keeping him in my thoughts and sending a ton of pixie dust. I hope they figure out what's up with him and it can be sorted really quickly :hug2:

Britchick
28-09-2013, 07:39 AM
Sorry to hear that Dawn, hope he feels better soon :)

Esmeralda
28-09-2013, 08:24 AM
Get Well Soon Dawn's dad....... cos she's worried about you X

MystikPiglit
28-09-2013, 08:47 AM
Oh dear. Sending lots of pixiedust for your Dad and hugs for you. xx

piglet
28-09-2013, 09:01 AM
:hug2::hug2::pdust::pdust:All heading your way

Isafari
28-09-2013, 09:32 AM
I hope everyuthing turns out well for him Dawn

catrancher
28-09-2013, 12:17 PM
Hoping for the best for your dad! :pdust:

Tom ( :macwave:... a dad hisself.)

Tink
28-09-2013, 12:24 PM
Oh geez. I nearly said something on Facebook this morning! So glad I didn't. I sure hope it's nothing serious Dawn, although having your Da in hospital is serious enough these days.

Keep us posted, yes? Stay strong. :hug2:

Claire
28-09-2013, 01:23 PM
Dear Mr Dawn's Dad, hope you feel better soon. X

uscwest
28-09-2013, 01:26 PM
Dawn sorry to hear about your dad. Hope they find out what is wrong and can properly treat it. Hugs

Dawn
28-09-2013, 02:13 PM
Thanks everyone. Will go and visit tomorrow so will get a better idea. My brother has driven down today and will take Mum to visit today. Apparently he's complaining that he's bored and is fed up with everyone fussing which is exactly normal for him so I guess that's a good sign.

Wendy
28-09-2013, 02:43 PM
Oh Dawn I am so sorry to hear your Dad is unwell :hug2:

The hospital is the best place for him and hopefully they will be able to run some tests and find out what's wrong.

Thinking if you and sending positive thoughts your way.

Dorothy
28-09-2013, 04:15 PM
I'm sending your dad all my PD and good vibs and love and hugs to you!!

Kate
28-09-2013, 04:25 PM
Get well soon Dawns Daddy! Fingers crossed they find out what they problem is and he soon gets on the road to recovery! :hug2:

Dawn
28-09-2013, 06:28 PM
Well at the moment the prime suspect is C Diff. I am not going to google that, I am not going to google that...

Tinkerbell
28-09-2013, 06:45 PM
So sorry to hear your dad is poorly Dawn.
No, no googling, but I can tell you that my mum was admitted with C Diff a year or so ago and made a real fast recovery even with her diabetes and kidney complications.

Badlydrawnkel
28-09-2013, 08:49 PM
Thinking of you! Sending positive thoughts!

DisneyFreak
29-09-2013, 02:35 AM
Fingers crossed. Hoping it's nothing major.

Dawn
29-09-2013, 05:36 PM
Went to visit this afternoon. According to Mum he's looking much better than he did yesterday. He did nothing but moan the whole time so he must be feeling better. He's not on a drip anymore - still not eating but is drinking now. I had a good read of his notes. He has severe pneumonia and another as yet unidentified infection - suspect CDiff.

Vikki
29-09-2013, 05:48 PM
Glad to hear he's doing better, complaining is a sure sign of feeling better ;)

Britchick
29-09-2013, 05:49 PM
That would explain why he's feeling so poorly! Has he been in hospital recently Dawn?

Dawn
29-09-2013, 05:55 PM
No but he's been on lots of antiobiotics and apparently that can make you get CDiff.

My brother went googling...*big sigh*

Tink
29-09-2013, 06:11 PM
Cdiff!? Well, that's going to call for a major clean of the bathrooms at his house so no one else is infected. It's quite catching. There is a simple lab test to be positive, so be sure they do that.

Pneumonia is bad enough, the poor man. Jeez. Will he take any soup?

Tink
29-09-2013, 06:12 PM
Yes, it is most often iatrogenically caused. The miserable antibiotics are a real culprit. Be sure of the diagnosis, because it's a mountain of work to disinfect everything.

Britchick
29-09-2013, 06:59 PM
c diff is spread by spores and is heat resistant -can't remember what temp to, very difficult to get rid of as it clings to everything including stuff that can't be cleaned readily, perfect to be spread....DON'T SIT ON HOSPITAL BEDS!!! Apparently lots of us already have it within us but it needs the normal flora and fauna in our gut to be depleted to take a hold. Antibiotics do that unfortunately. Hope he's feeling better soon :)

Tink
29-09-2013, 07:55 PM
No one should share a bathroom with someone who had been diagnosed with c diff.

Britchick
29-09-2013, 08:33 PM
Unfortunately we only have a handful of individual rooms in hospitals here Tink, most beds are in 6 bedded bays with shared bathing ;(

Tink
29-09-2013, 10:35 PM
Even with something like C Diff?! :eek: You can't control the spread without isolative techniques!

Watchinherskip
29-09-2013, 10:51 PM
Oh, so glad to hear he is lookingn and feeling a bit better. Still sending a bunch of PD for your DD and you.

Shellyamc
30-09-2013, 12:50 AM
Sending loads of good thoughts your way :hug2: Hopefully things get back to normal very soon!

Dawn
30-09-2013, 06:47 AM
Dad's in isolation with his own bathroom. We have to put on apron and gloves when we visit. And you have to put so much of that hand foam stuff that you end up with a thick layer of it. I didn't sit on the bed but I did try and go for a ride on the drip stand. :D

Britchick
30-09-2013, 07:20 AM
Even with something like C Diff?! :eek: You can't control the spread without isolative techniques!


No, sorry should have elaborated, if suspected they're isolated but of course there's before it's diagnosed when someone is in a shared bay, that's when things are passed on

MystikPiglit
30-09-2013, 08:09 AM
More pd. I hope that your Dad starts to heal soon. xx

mumof2
30-09-2013, 09:13 AM
Oh Dawn, poorly parents are such a worry. Hope your Dad gets better soon xxx

Tink
30-09-2013, 03:42 PM
The C Diff will wear him down, as will the pneumonia. But, he's a strong man, without other problems, so he'll rally.

I was thinking of the bathroom at home, too. That will need a terminal clean.

Tink
30-09-2013, 03:43 PM
No, sorry should have elaborated, if suspected they're isolated but of course there's before it's diagnosed when someone is in a shared bay, that's when things are passed on
Ah, well that makes sense then. I should have realized that you mean prior to the Medical profession getting involved. Some days I really worry about myself. Most days actually. :sigh:

Watchinherskip
30-09-2013, 04:13 PM
Yikes, that sounds horrible! Do you need to steam clean everything in the bathroom?

Johnie
30-09-2013, 04:37 PM
Sending good thoughts for your dad

Tink
30-09-2013, 06:08 PM
Yikes, that sounds horrible! Do you need to steam clean everything in the bathroom?
You need to use a special chemical cleaner (some do use bleach though) to be sure to kill the spores. Steam cleaners usually don't get hot enough, but industrial ones do. Not too many people own industrial steam cleaners though.

You have to suit up, double glove and clean every single thing. If it can't be cleaned it gets red bagged and thrown away. Ceilings need to be cleaned, walls, floors, plumbing... everything. If the medicine chest is filled with things that can't be cleaned with the chemical cleaner, out they go too. Biohazards. It's a miserable job.

Dawn
01-10-2013, 06:40 AM
So how do we decontaminate the three big dogs. :lol:

piglet
01-10-2013, 09:51 AM
'If it can't be cleaned it gets red bagged and thrown away'. There's your answer Dawn (only joking) :D:D:eek:

Kate
01-10-2013, 12:46 PM
Good grief, i didnt google it - but didnt realise how much youd have to do to get rid of it!! Its scary whats about out there!
Hows your dad doing Dawn?

Dawn
01-10-2013, 02:23 PM
He's a bit better. Has been out of bed a bit now and is moaning about the food, the water, the nurses, the state of the economy, the tide tables in China...

Kate
01-10-2013, 02:28 PM
:lol: sounds likes he's much better then!!

MystikPiglit
01-10-2013, 02:51 PM
That's an improvement then. ;)

Tink
01-10-2013, 03:03 PM
There is a shp (special type of hydrogen perioxide) that can be used in place of bleach. Call the vet to see what s/he recommends first, and then ask about the SPH.

Britchick
02-10-2013, 08:20 PM
He's a bit better. Has been out of bed a bit now and is moaning about the food, the water, the nurses, the state of the economy, the tide tables in China...
Know where you get it from, ;)
Glad he's feeling better :)

Johnie
08-10-2013, 03:52 AM
How is your dad doing?

Dawn
08-10-2013, 06:25 AM
Much better thanks. He's home now. All tests show only severe pneumonia so we didn't have to double bag the dogs. :lol:

arkvilla
08-10-2013, 06:30 AM
Hope he is well soon Dawn, at least he's drinking now, needs some food though to keep his strength up

Sandra

MystikPiglit
08-10-2013, 08:10 AM
You can relax a bit now. Wishing him a speedy full recovery.

Tink
08-10-2013, 06:32 PM
That's seriously good news. Besides (just trust me on this one, ok) you can smell C Diff. It has a very distinctive odor. Someone in the home would have been commenting on it...

Britchick
08-10-2013, 07:51 PM
That's seriously good news. Besides (just trust me on this one, ok) you can smell C Diff. It has a very distinctive odor. Someone in the home would have been commenting on it...

It sure does! Blech

So glad he's on the mend Dawn

Esmeralda
08-10-2013, 08:17 PM
Glad he's home and it wasn't CDiff.... also glad I didn't read this before Nats had her appendix out in Cyprus...... I will NEVER ever complain about the NHS ever again after that. Good surgeons and nursing care... filthy filthy wards etc... everything., broken toilets etc. :(

uscwest
08-10-2013, 09:24 PM
Glad to hear that your dad is home Dawn. I don't know what CDiff is but sure glad to hear he doesn't have it after all I've read here.

Johnie
08-10-2013, 10:15 PM
Oh yeah, you would definitely know the smell of CDiff. It smells like someone died

Dawn
09-10-2013, 06:38 AM
Ewwwwwwww

Shellyamc
09-10-2013, 01:30 PM
Well glad that wasn't the case..wow! So happy to hear he is on the up!

DisneyFreak
09-10-2013, 04:35 PM
Happy to hear that Dad is home and doing better!!

Dorothy
11-10-2013, 02:04 PM
I'm so glad your dad is home and doing better. I know how relieved you must be.

Beccaberry
11-10-2013, 04:44 PM
Just reading this...glad to hear he seems to be better :hug2: