Today is Sunday 11th July

It’s 5.30 in the afternoon and I am just settling down to my blog.

We took Kela back to her owner this morning and have spent some time with her to make sure she’s OK, has provisions, and assured her that if she’s anxious, worried, or feels ill, to call us.  She has been given a load of new medication so had spent the majority of the morning sorting those out. She is going to take her BP three times a day and record it, but when she checked her machine, it didn’t work. Some friends took it home to sort it and returned with it this morning, the problem being a battery missing. When she tried to apply the cuff though, it was way too big, and she rang us as her friends had now left.

Hubby came up with a Plan B in getting a child’s cuff to fit her machine, but this could only be done by mail order and would take a week, so he tried something else. He found a wrist cuff at a reasonable price, so we rang the chemist concerned who had one left, and we asked them to put it by for us.  We went round to tell her our solution and she was quite happy, so we got in the car and drove off to get it for her.
Being late in the morning, a lovely day, and a Sunday, traffic was horrendous, so we were happy to have some local knowledge of back roads and made good time.
We collected the cuff having checked that it would be suitable for our elderly friend, then got fuel and did some basic shopping in a different supermarket to normal as I had to throw yet more fruit away this morning and quite honestly getting fed up with spending money on rubbish. I got fresh onions as ours aren’t ready yet, plus strawberries, grapes and blueberries, all of which were cheaper than I usually pay, but I think less weight. I’m not worried if I can eat it all!

We took the wrist cuff round and it’s perfect. The first readings are done and recorded, so we are off to a good start. She wanted to walk Kela and we said it was not a good idea as she was still weak and unsteady on her feet, so I walked her round the extended block for her. We’ve suggested if she does want to take the dog for a walk to let us know and one of us will go with her until she’s on her feet just in case. Our details are up on her notice boards under Kela’s Emergency Care should she be taken poorly at home and has to go back into hospital.
She was only here a week, but already it seems strange not to hear her snuffling or snoring. It will be even stranger tonight as the bedroom will be silent……. unless Hubby or I start!!

Keep safe everyone


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Today is Sunday 11th July

  1. Your friend didn’t have the surgery though, did she? Will she go back for that once her bp is acceptable? You will miss that little (big?) fluffball!

    • No, they sent her home because her BP was too high, and the reason her BP was too high would need a different operation which they couldn’t do because her BP was too high……….. it’s a vicious circle for her, but hopefully the meds will sort it and she will be able to have the heart surgery she was due to have last week.
      Yeah, the fluffy one is missed, though I may be walking her for a while yet.

  2. murisopsis says:

    You are such good hearts to your neighbor! And your husband is very clever!!

  3. willowdot21 says:

    A busy day and doing good 🙂

  4. Steve Tanham says:

    What kind people you are, Di. And so thorough in your care of both ‘patients’ 😊

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