What day is it Anyway. 25th of May to 29th May 2020

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? 

Because it’s day ? since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

Yes the show must go on, however we feel like shouting STOP! It won’t. We must find our way through the mis-imformation and the contradictory advice, the two faced politicians who treat us with contempt. Yes it’s up to us now to “be alert” what ever that means, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have to “Stay home.” I know what that means… But “be alert” ?? Nah! What’s that all about.

Monday 25 May 2020.

Hubby and I up at stupid o’clock, I really don’t need to tell you but incase anyone has newly arrived I shall explain.

Oh! Look another new normal, Hubby was up at even more stupid o’clock than I . He could not sleep worrying about his mum. So there we were both battling with stupid o’clock.He took Ruby out after his breakfast and after he’d rung the hospital. So started another day… Too early.

Monday was a bank holiday, not that that should mean anything on partial lockdown. Well it didn’t to us really but I am sad to say and appalled by some people in this country, who dashed off to beaches and beauty spots throwing caution and social distancing to the wind.

We spent most of the day trying to get hold of the hospital, it is harder to get through the eye of needle than get any proper information on MIL. Most of the day was spent, cooking, gardening and housework!

News re MIL. Hubby spoke to ward. No change re MIL. Asleep now. Had a comfortable night. Doctor seeing her later and advised to ring back at 2pm.. I asked how long will she stay in bed and how long on introvenous food. .”The nurse didn’t know that’s down to occupation therapist and doctor. Again mentioned hearing aids, his note and MIL having responded to written notes. She said she would write that down…… 🤔….

In the afternoon as advised we tried at 2pm… After calling a dozen times with no answer eventually phone was answered by a physio. He said no nurses around who dealt with MIL. He did not know MIL but got her notes out and said at doctors round this morning the doctor had recorded, no lumber puncture required (no reason stated in the notes!) , to do a CT scan of the head and an ECG. The physio said if he wanted to speak to a doctor I should call between 9 and 10am. Said I had done that today and told to ring back at 2pm. He didn’t know what to say. Communication by them is extremely poor. I fear another complaint to PALS is looming.

We tried again in the evening but didn’t get any real information, she had been restless but was sleeping now, nurse was busy. We felt very frustrated and fobbed off. Not a good day!

Tuesday 26th May 2020

The day started the same as any other of late, Hubby worried about his Mum, endless and fruitless attempts to get through to the ward with no luck. Rang early same old same old. Hubby did the shopping, another successful trip, home safe.

Hubby rang again about 10am and spoke to a Dr who said they would ring later. We waited in all day then at about three when we were taking Ruby out a Dr rang . We picked middle sons washing up for him .

Look all I can say is that this week’s been a rollercoaster of ups and downs. MIL is not in a good way, this lock down is getting me getting me down. The easing back of restrictions is even more stressful. I actually don’t want to talk about it anymore this week.


Wedneday 27thMay.2020

Up stupid o’clock, Pilates at 10.30am, walked Ruby in the afternoon.

Numerous calls to hospital no good news.

Thursday 28th May 2020

Same as same as. No Pilates. Last official clap for NHS. May carry on if everyone else does.

Friday 29th May 2020.

Bad night waking up every two hours with cramp and bad dreams. So up at Stupid o’clock today hubby was so tired he stayed in bed until nearly 9am. So I fed, medicated and let Ruby out.

Before Hubby got up I did two Lesley Sansone exercise videos. Then after breakfast we took Ruby to a completely different places for a walk. She loved it we loved it, it was great to have a change and there were not too many people around! As it was around 10am , drs rounds hubby rang the hospital it took hubby an hour to get through to the ward but it was worth it as a Dr answered the phone.!

The Dr said MIL sitting up and looking around, he also said no change and still treating her for inflation of the brain due to Covid19. He said she is frail and it could go either way. They will decide if she can be moved to us but at the moment they just don’t know which way it will go. Feel a bit more positive as she is sitting up and alert.

We got home hubby contacted the boys, and people who want to know about MIL. I did the housework. I do feel better than yesterday, let’s hope the rest of the day can be as nice, less stressful and free from mixed up messages. I am sorry I lost it yesterday… I shall leave that in because this is real!

Time for a happy song. This one is to all WARRIORS. MIL IS ONE TOO.

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA.


24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pensitivity101
    May 29, 2020 @ 12:43:43

    Great music choices today Willow, and I don’t blame you for losing it. Everybody has. Little sleep doesn’t help, concern for loved ones is draining and brick walls add to the frustration.
    Good that your MIL is sitting up and alert. Even better that the medical staff are talking to your Hubby and keeping him informed……….. when he can get through that is.
    How is Ruby overall now? Are the meds permanent?
    Thinking of you.


    • willowdot21
      May 29, 2020 @ 13:38:00

      High things have been more hopeful and restful today. Not put our selves under any stress, not even tried to ring the ward. I nearly gave up on #WDIIA then I thought no this is basically history, music, thoughts a feelings of a strange time… luckily today I feel different. Ruby bless her is on Loxicon for her arthritis, youmove dog glycosamin , and two or three times a year a four week course of cartrophen injections. The vet has advised us to hang fire on the cartrophen for now. Also she gets an upset tummy , always has ever since a pup 💜💜💜


      • pensitivity101
        May 29, 2020 @ 13:43:28

        We give Maggie Loxicom if her arthritis is really troubling her, but only half a dose as a full one knocks her sideways, especially as we understood that long term use could bring it own disadvantages. We buy glucosamine from the supermarket and give her half a tablet every day. There was a marked improvement after a couple of months so I got some stronger dosage stuff for me and it works.
        Not nice if poor Ruby has to have jabs. Hugs and treats by proxy for her, wine and cheesecake for you and Hubby.

      • willowdot21
        May 29, 2020 @ 13:58:11

        Thank you so much, wine and cheese cake yum, Ruby will love the virtual treats as in real life she can’t have them! But she can have carrots, blue berries and the odd apple.💜🌹

      • pensitivity101
        May 29, 2020 @ 14:11:35

        Go for it!

      • willowdot21
        May 29, 2020 @ 14:24:58


      • willowdot21
        May 29, 2020 @ 13:59:20

        I hope Maggie’s arthritis stays under control, I hate her having the injections, she is so good though 💜

      • pensitivity101
        May 29, 2020 @ 14:07:20

        Our vet in Spalding (2009 ish- 2014) said she didn’t have the best pelvis she’d ever seen after she had a ‘gammy leg’ and needed Xrays. We were advised about arthritis and how we could help her, with massage, heat, gentle exercise, you know the usual things. So far, we’ve kept on top of it and can tell on our walks when she’s having difficulty, so we let her rest and walk her little and less rather than long and slow.

      • willowdot21
        May 29, 2020 @ 14:24:30

        We do the same, Ruby’s job did for her, guide dog, her lady had a stoop so Ruby had to pull her up 💜💜

    • willowdot21
      May 29, 2020 @ 13:38:26

      How are you , Hubby and Maggie 💜


      • pensitivity101
        May 29, 2020 @ 15:48:15

        We’re doing OK Willow. Maggie is definitely improving, but we need a new vet as this one has obviously scared her judging from her reaction when he tried to examine her this week.
        Both of us are tired, hot and bored silly. Not looking forward to the next few weeks when all hell will be let loose as people revel in their ‘new freedoms’, social distancing will be forgotten and the figures will soar. we’re staying out of it and carrying on as we are now, masks and gloves when we shop, and walking locally.

      • willowdot21
        May 29, 2020 @ 14:21:47

        I am not happy about the new rules either, especially where you live near the sea. I am worried about another spike in deaths, they a sneaking up already. That’s a shame about the vet poor Maggie, she needs to trust him. We will not be changing our habits either 💜💜

      • pensitivity101
        May 29, 2020 @ 17:43:37

        We can only look after ourselves the way we’re already doing because the way I see it is they’re out to kill us one way or another!!

      • willowdot21
        May 29, 2020 @ 18:46:54

        I fear you are right 💜

  2. Ritu
    May 29, 2020 @ 15:25:50

    Bless you, sis. I know things are frustrating and hard, but keep your chin up. We are here for you ❤


  3. Maggie
    May 29, 2020 @ 15:43:48

    I understand and agree — I do not want to talk about this anymore. It’s ugh and ugly and adults act like poorly behaved adolescents. It must be terribly stressful for all of you having your MIL in the hospital. Sending so many good thoughts your way. We are staying in and masking up if we go out.


  4. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View
    May 29, 2020 @ 19:47:43

    So Sorry to hear about MIL Hope there is better news soon. Like you I’ve started getting up at stupid O’clock as well But for me it’s mostly good
    Stay well and laugh when you can


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