A Poorly Bear
I had a morning of filling in applications which had me grinding my teeth with frustration! An organisation the size of the NHS has application forms made in MS Word … they have added fields to make it easier to fill in … but they don’t work like fields because it has not been protected as a form – so all the tick boxes don’t work; the tables are all of fixed size so they don’t break across pages – is it really too much to expect such a large organisation to get it’s forms correctly set up? It irritates me so much that if I didn’t really need the income I would have not applied!
Then I did a few bits and bobs for the Community Council.
After a chicken mayo sandwich came the dog walk and another really relaxed session all together. I have made a compilation video of Pup’s walks and training over the past few weeks – I will have to link it tomorrow for those that want to see because it is sow at uploading over on my Youtube account!
Then I went to visit Evelyn – I tried last Thursday but she was out and because I know she struggles with hearing two visitors at the same time I hadn’t tried since Thursday. When she came to the door I knew straight away she had been a poorly bear; she had dark rings round her eyes and she looked tired and frailer. She has had two days of a nasty tummy bug; she had to ask the Community Alarm team to come and help her with some personal care and the doctor had made a home visit, so that was a little extra prescription to add to her collection of regular meds.
The other week she was so breathless and looking at her meds I think Evelyn has hart failure amongst other things so a dose of D&V won’t have done her any favours at all. She has been turning visitors away for those two days so as not to pass on her bug; I told her that I thought it sensible to discourage older and not well people form visiting but just let her try stopping me!” As it turned out her regular afternoon visitor didn’t turn up to watch the quiz shows with her so I was glad I had gone – not only because I enjoy Evelyn’s reminiscences but because she would have been lonely without any visitors at all.
It is hard watching someone who has been very active and healthy for their age have a sudden decline and struggle and be miserable. I shared some video clips of Pup and talked about my walk yesterday and described the antics of the swans to Evelyn – here are a few more of those pictures to leave you with for now.