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Sharron Report 12 Feb 2014 11:23

Last Thursday Fred was taken to hospital in an ambulance. I expected to be a orphan by the end of the day.

He is on very strong antibiotics.

There is weather out there that I would not send OH's mother out into.

Guess where Fred is going and what day it is.


OneFootInTheGrave Report 12 Feb 2014 11:28

With the winds - it must be Flying Sausage Day :-D


Paula+ Report 12 Feb 2014 11:29

A man has got to do what a man has got to do ......... Enjoy your sausage sandwich Fred xx


LadyScozz Report 12 Feb 2014 11:33

I hope Fred has some rope to tie down his sausage sandwich



michael2 Report 12 Feb 2014 11:41

enjoy your sausage sandwich young fred just what you need to keep up your strength :-D :-D


GoldenGirl1 Report 12 Feb 2014 12:20

They don't make men like that these days :-D <3

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 12 Feb 2014 12:28

He has to keep his strength up :-D


DIZZI Report 12 Feb 2014 13:15



AnninGlos Report 12 Feb 2014 13:28

Has he fitted a sail to the wheel chair, could get there in record time with the wind at his back!! :-D


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 12 Feb 2014 13:48

Hope that he checked that the sausage sandwich shop is open before braving the storm!


Sharron Report 12 Feb 2014 15:48

He has had his sausage sandwich and now he is home and having his afternoon rest on the bed.

One of the neighbours was saying that she did not think he should have gone out today and I really can't disagree with her.

Maybe I am carrying out my role of carer in the wrong manner but I consider the decision to be his. I am not in charge of him, he is a grown up and I can't stop him doing whatever he decides he wants to do.

Am I wrong? What do you think?


OneFootInTheGrave Report 12 Feb 2014 16:05

No you are not wrong Sharron, let Fred live his life as he wants to live it, at his age and after what he has overcome he has earned that, you and his mate are doing a marvellous job - keep up the good work <3


Sharron Report 12 Feb 2014 16:13

But, am I being irresponsible by not keeping him in when he could be making himself ill by going out?

You see, I don't feel that my job is to make decisions that he can make for himself. Is that part of caring?


Paula+ Report 12 Feb 2014 16:27

Caring for our loved ones young or old is all about recognising that sometimes we have let them go off and do their own thing . You are doing a great job as Fred would probably be the first to say.


michael2 Report 12 Feb 2014 18:05

YOU and his mate are doing a great job many would let him just sit or lay about all day just keep up the GOOD work its giving him a bit of inderpendace which he needs. xx :-D :-D :-D


maggiewinchester Report 12 Feb 2014 18:23

Fred obviously knows what he wants. His speech may be difficult, but his brain's obviously active.
Think about it this way - if he hadn't had a stroke, and was living on his own, would he have gone out?
What you are doing is providing him with freedom, the right to have a say in (most) things he does, self respect and dignity (even if this does lead to him cavorting with pineapple toting ladies) :-D

He may be a bit more cavalier in what he does than he used to be, but he's had quite a few years with you since he was sent home to waste away, he's grasping life with both hands and obviously enjoying it.

He's also grown man, and you're letting him behave like one!!! :-D :-D
Well done! xxx


Kay???? Report 12 Feb 2014 18:32

You cant enforce him to do anything he doesnt wish to do,,,,,,,the only other is encourage him to stay home at times when it will cause you to be concerned about his welfare if you feel his health would suffter,If he still choses his own way then let him be his own boss and be happy in what hes up to.

If he stayed home it could mean you playing snakes and ladders or poker with him......

;-) :-D :-D :-D :-D.


Sharron Report 12 Feb 2014 21:16

Oh no,he would just sit in his wheelchair with a face like a smacked bum if I couldn't provide enough washing and washing up to keep him occupied.

He would be forever going over his itinerary, checking that I had booked this and put in the prescription for that.

You ever been nagged by somebody who gets their mucking firds wuddled?

He is not coughing at all now and was sitting in bed filling his gob with wine gums when I came upstairs. Smiling even.

Hm,he might not be smiling when he looks in his other box of wine gums. Well, it has been a bit stressful lately.


Kay???? Report 12 Feb 2014 22:22

:-D :-D :-D :-D.

glad his pills made him lots better.

if he had no other outlet than his little trips and his gripes he would fade away.......keep him motivated its what makes him tick and have tomorrows to get up for. ;-) :-D

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 13 Feb 2014 06:09

Bless him, he likes his routine and woe betide anyone who tries to stop him lol

It must be incredibly stressful for you Sharron, keeping him safe but having to let him do daft things, so I don't blame you for snaffling the wine gums,

Tell him we worry about him too