David here for I think the last time.......maybe.......I think. Received a text from Jenni tonight that she was coming home sometime tomorrow by ambulance. Mixed feelings. Concerned whether she is well enough to be home. When I took Jack to see her Tuesday night she seemed far from being ready to come home. In pain and hardly able to move it seemed and needing to "press the button" to get pain relief from the machine every minutes. She was wanting to come home the next day, Wednesday (yesterday) and I understand why. I wont go into details, will let her relate it to you soon, but the care for her was atrocious. She hadn't been fed for about three days at one stage, they let her "bag" burst and didn't wash her properly and the general care had been very "off-hand", I believe. Anyway, her Mum and sister had a say and I believe the care has improved out of sight but you should have to go through that or have to complain to be treated humanely! Jenni and I may not often agree or be close at all these days but she deserves to be treated humanely and with dignity and care by so called nurses. I don't really know the details so will let her get it all off her chest as she no doubt will want to.
Jack, Jamie and I have been plodding on fine and Jack has generally been enjoying school and loving swimming lessons. Thanks again for all your support. I passed on the general message from you all on Tuesday night (sorry printer still not working or I would have taken it all in to her) and she expressed her gratitude to you all.
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Posted by Jen Ballantyne at 10:34 pm