Well, after waiting for hours in the Aand E department at the hospital today(There had been a car accident so staff very busy) my sister Stella finaly did get seen by a Doctor and a realy nice nurse. They said that Stella should have had a water sample tested yesterday and they don't know why she hadn't. Anyway, it turns out that she has got a water infection and she has been given antibiotics. They have said that the siezure type symptoms may have been brought on by the infection but they dont know for sure. They said to take her back straight away if she gets the other symptoms of rolling eyes etc again. She also had some blood tests taken and they had the results in about
an hour.They said that they were fine. I wasn't there so I am going to ask my neice if one of those tests was to check for B12 levels because I know that Stella has been low on that before,but it seems that the doctors can never make up there minds as to if she needs more B12 injections or not. I am due to go with Stella for her apointment with the consultant that she sees about
her dementia on the 22nd November and the nurse suggested that we ask for Stella to have another brain scan,the same as she had in 2001. Does anyone know the name of the brain scan it is similer sounding I think to the ECG that you have to check the heart,but I cant remember the name of it. I will also nag them about
Ok, Stellas husband He is actuely getting carers alowance for supposedly looking after Stella. I have spoken with the social worker about
my concerns that he can not cope with looking after himself let alone Stella(he is an alcoholic) I have told her everything about
how he treats Stella,how he shouted at her for blocking the toilet with kitchen paper(she wont put tissue down the toilet now) I have told her how everytime I go to pick up Stella to bring her here for the day she always says "Oh I am glad to get out of there" She says the same to my other sisters when they go to pick her up too.
I am just always told that they and the Doctor have made a note of our concerns but there is nothing that they can do unless they see abuse or the result of abuse for themselves. We were promised that although Stella is not too keen on the idea,that they were going to try and encourage her to visit a day centre a couple of days a week. But my niece Marie has said that when the social worker calls around on her thurday afternoon visit(every other week) that still nothing has been done and they havnt even mentioned it to Stellas husband.
I will be calling the social worker on Monday morning "again" to see what she has to say about
Sorry for waffling