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Mr Bluebird's On My Shoulder [Jan. 3rd, 2018|10:21 am]
Tony Grist
The latest storm is called Eleanor. She's loud. She's given Ailz a headache.

Ailz draws my attention to a news item about the RSPCA being called out to deal with a swan which had taken up residence on a puddle in the middle of a road in Poynton.

Plenty of puddles here too. The path that the horses take to access their water butts is a quagmire.

My mother hasn't left her bed this year- except to go to the bathroom. I rather insist she takes that short walk from room to room because if she doesn't use her legs she'll lose  them. She has a bad chest but mainly I think the problem i's weariness- world-weariness. She's not eating much. I stand over her and nudge her when she falls asleep between sips of tea and have started spoon feeding her because it's easier and faster and less aggravating. Oddly enough she's more lucid and less deaf than she's been for ages. We actually have conversations.

Ailz and I have been breaking into song a lot. It's how we keep cheerful. She just sang a whole chorus of Zippety-doo-dah. 



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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2018-01-03 03:06 pm (UTC)
The fact she has taken to her bed (which sounds quite Victorian, doesn't it?) will also make fluid collect in the lungs more than normal.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-01-03 03:33 pm (UTC)
One has to balance one thing against another.

The doctor has prescribed a steroid and an antibiotic. Dosing starts today.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-01-03 04:06 pm (UTC)
I do think the mind and body eventually just shut down at the idea of living. Both my mother and Manolo's mother did that. They just decided that enough was enough. Hoping your mother finds some motivation to at least move around a bit more.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-01-03 04:17 pm (UTC)
Life hasn't had a great deal to offer her for a while now- and she spends most of her time dozing. On the other hand she's still very robust.

Edited at 2018-01-03 04:19 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-01-03 04:21 pm (UTC)
Robust is not a bad thing at her age. Feeding her will help with the strength.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2018-01-03 10:43 pm (UTC)
Do you happen to have a link to an online version of he swan story? I tried googling swan poynton and came up empty.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-01-04 09:47 am (UTC)
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/live-storm-eleanor-latest-merseyside-14106100

This is the best I can do. It's hardly a story- just a line and a half in a local newspaper. Ailz came across the same line and a half in a national newspaper which was doing a round-up of weather stories from around the country.
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