Saturday, 22 October 2016

Slippery Saturday!!!

I don't know where today has gone again. Saturdays seem to be getting shorter.

Hubby had a good night last night and slept for a good few hours.
He is eating well and starting to get about albeit slowly and only short distances.
DS and Ruby came to visit for an hour. Ruby was very hesitant at first but once she saw that Grandad still looked like Grandad she was absolutely fine......even going so far as to help me empty and dispose of the contents of Grandads waste water bag. She had been warned that he was wearing one and she made me howl with laughing when she took me off into the kitchen and said 'Ganma....I thought it would be a carrier bag on his leg'. She is so funny.
The bag is only temporary and hopefully they will be able to remove his catheter and the bag when he goes back to hospital on November 1st and boy will I be glad when it comes off. It has to be emptied every 20 to 30 minutes so I am up and down like a dockers elbow.

It's quite cold tonight so the fire has been lit and later we are all going to snuggle down and watch Downton right from the beginning....again. It's about the only thing that we can all sit and watch together and enjoy.

Hope you are all having a good weekend.


  1. out of the mouths of babes, they just accept everything very matter of fact and non judgmental :-)

  2. Children are so accepting it is wonderful. Hope you enjoy your Downton marathon and that DH continues to recover well. Take care.

  3. Is your husband on water pills? Healthy kidneys should put out 30mls urine an hour, so most "leg bags" should be able to go a couple of hours.

    Hope he gets well soon.

  4. Hi sheila

    Just thought I would mention that 30mls is the minimum healthy kidneys should excrete every hour and its just a rough estimate as it depends greatly in a person's weight and fluid in take.

    Did you know if you get in contact with your Drs they can provide you with a bigger bag.

    Hope this helps

  5. That is brilliant to know Anonymous....thank you. The one he has is actually not that big so I will enquire about about a bigger one-x-


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