12th September 2018

This is mum putting on a brave face as when I arrived at the care home today the Doctor was in mum’s room with her. She was discussing whether or not mum should be admitted into hospital with low oxygen levels due to a diagnosis of ‘Community Acquired Pneumonia’. Mum visibly brightened up as soon as I walked into the room and her anxiety lessened. Her temperature dropped three points, her heart rate and breathing calmed. I sat with her all afternoon and early evening comforting, holding hands, soothing and assisting with feeding and by the time I was due to catch my train back to London her temperature had gone down. She had brightened up no end and wanted to walk me to the door. I rang the care home for progress reports the following week and the Doctor rang me with updates.