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Serves Me Right [Feb. 16th, 2012|09:29 am]
Tony Grist
A few hours after posting mean things about my father-in-law I was down on my knees in front of him, helping him into his pyjamas. Ha!

My mother-in-law had been ill all day. She called us at 7.00- and we went round to do what we could to help. One of the things we did was undress Eric. Another was go fetch her the plain biscuits which were the only things she could face eating. In the Tesco Express car park a young woman walked out in front of the car without looking. She was so preoccupied she didn't even notice she'd nearly been flattened. A minute later (Ailz says, I was in the shop looking for biscuits) she came out of the shop with something hidden under her coat that hadn't been through check-out.

Tesco Express didn't have any plain biscuits. It had chocolate biscuits and custard creams and all that sort of thing (biscuits you give the kids when you and they are desperate) but no arrowroot thins or rich tea- so we we had to traipse into town to Sainsbury's. While we were there we also bought diesel. I spent £!0 10p which (according to the gauge in the car) purchased us exactly 100 miles worth. I thought that was neat.

When we got home Ailz's mother-in-law rang again to say she was dizzy. Ailz said she would be with all the anti-emetics she'd been eating. We told her to go to bed. 

[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2012-02-16 10:58 am (UTC)

Do they have carers to come in and help them? Seems like they shouldn't be trying to manage on their own because so much then devolves on you, and you have enough to deal with.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-02-16 12:56 pm (UTC)
They've always fiercely defended their independence (yes, I know). They have medical personnel going in and out regularly, but they could do with carers visiting two or three times a day.
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[User Picture]From: ooxc
2012-02-16 12:03 pm (UTC)
Oh dear -
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-02-16 01:19 pm (UTC)
I've been expecting this...
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