14 May 2024

Where does the time go?

I can't believe we're halfway through May already, things have been so hectic since my dad fell and broke his hip last month, yet I seem to have achieved the square route of nothing at all

Dad's currently still in hospital, there are plans to move him to a smaller more local cottage hospital at some point, but soon after his admission to the Royal Surrey it was noticed that dad was having some difficulties swallowing liquids which would set off a massive coughing fit and he was at risk of getting food and/or liquid in his lungs

I reminded the consultant of dad's esophageal cancer diagnosis as we were told this may happen in the future, that if it did we were to contact the oncology unit to see about the possibility of a stent being fitted to enable dad to eat and drink more comfortably, at this point dad was put onto a zero oral liquid and small bite diet

My dad sitting on a wooden park bench between Boris the Black Cocker Spaniel on the left and Eko the Golden Cocker Spaniel on the right, it's a rare photo of my dad smiling as he has masked face these days and isn't aware when he's not smiling
Image Description - My dad sitting on a wooden park bench between Boris the Black Cocker Spaniel on the left and Eko the Golden Cocker Spaniel on the right, it's a rare photo of my dad smiling as he has masked face symptoms these days and isn't aware when he's not smiling 

Dad went downhill really fast that first week

20 April 2024

Round up catch up

Although we've been AWOL for the past couple of months I had started writing several posts but never got around to finishing any of them, so I thought what better way to bring you up to speed than to put a few short posts together in one longer post for a quick round up-catch up as I sit here in A&E at the Royal Surrey County Hospital with my dad in the wee small hours 

Unfortunately my dad took a tumble earlier today and dislocated his hip, we had hoped that was all it was as the paramedics took him off to hospital, but x-rays revealed a fractured hip and dad needs surgery to fix

As I post this I'm currently waiting to see the Doctor for more information the information my dad gave me is very sketchy because of his Alzheimer's, he'd already been x-rayed and told he needed surgery before I even got to the hospital in my car, soon as I know more I'll update you

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Jan 24
Boris knows he's handsome and is always camera ready, which is really lucky after a long old day at the eye clinic with my dad yesterday

The worst part by far though was the 90 minutes it took us to get out of the hospital car park and onto the A3 due to the sheer weight of traffic also trying to exit the

19 April 2024

Sorry we've been AWOL

Apologies we've been so very tardy about posting recently, the truth is I've been really struggling with my own mental health for the past couple of months

Something happened which made me realise that all was not well in my world and that I couldn't ignore it anymore when I hadn't been in to check on my parents for three days

They weren't totally abandoned as mum has carers that come in first thing each day to help her get washed and dressed, but I just couldn't face another day trying to cope with these two strangers who look like my parents and live in their house, but aren't the people they once were

Nothing prepared me for becoming my parents caregiver, it was forced upon me because I'm the only one near enough to do it. My life has been turned upside down and my own health struggles make things really difficult as I never get the time to just stop and rest up for a few days

 I'm absolutely exhausted with the constant worry

06 February 2024

Paleo Plus Rebrand

 Introducing the beautifully rebranded Paleo Plus range from Paleo Ridge and wearing a very sleek black and gold jacket that's colour coded for each meal

It's the pup equivalent of the little black dress/tuxedo and adds that little bit of class to every meal without having to dress for it

Boris the Black Cocker Spaniel sitting in front of an Ivy covered fence. Next to him stacked up are all the meals in the Paleo Plus range in their new black and gold sleeves, Boris is also holding the Special Diet sleeve in his mouth to look cute
Image Description - Boris the Black Cocker Spaniel sitting in front of an Ivy covered fence. Next to him stacked up are all the meals in the Paleo Plus range in their new black and gold sleeves, Boris is also holding the Special Diet sleeve in his mouth to look cute

To celebrate the launch of this beautiful new rebrand Paleo Ridge are offering 10% off every Paleo Plus product

15 January 2024

Belated Happy New Year

It's been a busy few weeks here at Crazy Towers since I last posted and my dad has had to have another two blood transfusions because he's severely anemic again

I recently found out that the severe anemia dad's been struggling with as well as the constant breathlessness are yet more side effects of the radiotherapy treatment dad had for his esophageal cancer in march of last year

Eko the Golden Cocker Spaniel and Boris the Black Cocker Spaniel standing side by side with their front paws on the back of a wooden bench out on the common. Both are looking at the camera and wearing their turquoise fleece jumpers as the temperature has really dropped here in the South of England
Photo Description - Eko the Golden Cocker Spaniel and Boris the Black Cocker Spaniel standing side by side with their front paws on the back of a wooden bench out on the common. Both are looking at the camera and wearing their turquoise fleece jumpers as the temperature has really dropped here in the South of England
This was news to me as I must have completely missed the part of the conversation