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    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 1st Jan 17, 2:18 PM
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    Mooloo's Joining up the dots in 2017
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    • 1st Jan 17, 2:18 PM
    Mooloo's Joining up the dots in 2017 1st Jan 17 at 2:18 PM
    Welcome to another year in the life of Mooloo.
    I have been posting for many years now and have shared all the ins and outs of life, love, families and work.
    I started when I was struggling to bring up my children and their new babies under quite difficult circumstances.
    I am happy to say that I am in a much better stage of my life than all those years ago.
    I live with my 9 year old granddaughter with a Guardianship order for the past seven years.
    I have my own business running a sewing shop, and I have a rather tenuous relationship with my chap for 12 years plus.
    We are moving into 2017 with the new challenges of joining up the dots and hopefully moving forward to a single home in a couple of years.

    So while I attempt to get things done I will continue to keep my life on track by being accountable for my actions by committing what is going on here.
    I will see if I can remember how to post a link from one thread to another.
    Last edited by Mooloo; 02-01-2017 at 6:54 PM. Reason: Change title
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
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    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 28th Sep 17, 7:57 AM
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    Mum took ill last night. Biggest had to call the ambulance. I went straight from my meeting. And went to the hospital with her. She couldn't breathe very well. So she is in an assessment unit, on oxygen, steroids, and a nebuliser when I had to leave her just after 1.30 this morning. Luckily Dgd was already at Biggests, and her friend was there and could babysit them all.
    The doctors were not sure what was wrong, but think mum may have COPD
    I need to get moving, I have Bee on the phone for the last hour.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • ognum
    • By ognum 28th Sep 17, 8:07 AM
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    Mum took ill last night. Biggest had to call the ambulance. I went straight from my meeting. And went to the hospital with her. She couldn't breathe very well. So she is in an assessment unit, on oxygen, steroids, and a nebuliser when I had to leave her just after 1.30 this morning. Luckily Dgd was already at Biggests, and her friend was there and could babysit them all.
    The doctors were not sure what was wrong, but think mum may have COPD
    I need to get moving, I have Bee on the phone for the last hour.
    Originally posted by Mooloo
    Oh no poor Mum, hope she feels better today.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 28th Sep 17, 8:57 AM
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    Sorry to hear about your mum.
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    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 28th Sep 17, 3:42 PM
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    It never rains but it pours! So sorry Mooloo xx
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 28th Sep 17, 9:32 PM
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    It never rains but it pours! So sorry Mooloo xx
    Originally posted by ivyleaf
    It's a hick up along life's path that's all.
    Good times will come back soon enough.

    I have Mum home, I am staying at hers. Dgd is with Biggest
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 28th Sep 17, 9:38 PM
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    Get well soon wishes to your Mum Mooloo... Hope the good times come soon . Take care .
    polly .
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 28th Sep 17, 11:01 PM
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    Mum's in bed. Just hope she sleeps soon. She is panicking every time she coughs as she struggles to breathe then. I am calm, and as comforting as I can be. Reassuring her as best I can
    Going to have a nap if I can now
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 29th Sep 17, 1:34 AM
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    Does the good old-fashioned croup remedy of making the room very steamy help at all? Do check medically, of course ...
    Still knitting!
    Completed: 1 adult cardigan, 3 baby jumpers, 2 shawls, 3 pairs baby bootees,
    1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 1 seaman's hat ...
    Current projects: 1 shawl, another seaman's hat
    • Tescodealqueen
    • By Tescodealqueen 29th Sep 17, 3:55 AM
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    Sending best wishes to you and mum x
    • grey_lady
    • By grey_lady 29th Sep 17, 9:36 AM
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    Mooloo,

    Where you live there should be a 'rocket' team - they are NHS COPD specialists who do regular home visits and can advise on home oxygen / nebulisers, worth seeing if you can get them out to your mum. She might also be more comfortable breathing if she's sitting up / propped up with pillows.

    atb,
    Snootchie Bootchies!
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 29th Sep 17, 9:11 PM
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    Mum is starting to improve. Last night we only got smart snatched moments of rest. She was coughing every 15 minutes . So I didn't get my sleep.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 29th Sep 17, 9:38 PM
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    If Mum hasn't already got a backrest for her bed , a large V shaped pillow preferably firm rather than soft and squishey can be a great help . It will help keep the air way open and ease a lot of the coughing . Take care of yourself , easier said than done I know !
    polly x
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 30th Sep 17, 7:31 AM
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    The first half of the night was good, but from 1.45 she really had a very bad night.
    I had hoped for an improvement as she had been better from around 3pm but no such luck yet. It's awful to hear her coughing but it's worse to hear her whimpers as it hurts, and she is muttering to her self to get a grip, and to god to help her. Etc
    I can't do much when she's that way but stay calm and try to get her to either move or breathe slower, etc etc
    I was planning to go to work today until 2pm because I have classes etc booked in, although Biggest will come over here for some of the time, she can't be here all of it.
    The doctor came and checked Mum out yesterday afternoon, and he has made an appointment for 9am on Wednesday ( DGDs Birthday). I am hoping twin 1 will be coming up for that. They can stay at my house that night as I will probably still be here.
    I may be in this for the long haul.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 30th Sep 17, 9:30 AM
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    Sending best wishes Mooloo x
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 1st Oct 17, 5:32 PM
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    Tired!
    Adverage 3 hours sleep each night. Mum's nights are the worst.
    I have slowly sewn today. Done about 1/2 of the work I needed to do. But I am obviously slow because I am tired and I don't want to make any mistakes.
    Dgd is here being very good on her gadgets, watching films with great granny while I am sewing. Just making mince and potatoes for tea.
    Dgd will be going to Biggests later so she can take her to school.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • Brighton belle
    • By Brighton belle 1st Oct 17, 8:07 PM
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    Sending you good wishes Mooloo: such situations are tough: been through it with both my parents. Just try and ensure you get rest when you can.
    I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once
    • kelpie35
    • By kelpie35 1st Oct 17, 8:17 PM
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    Sending you best wishes for you and your Mum.

    Hope her health improves and remember to take care of yourself.
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 2nd Oct 17, 10:12 AM
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    Biggest has Dgd staying at hers at the moment. She has taken on the shop and the children.
    I have had a slightly better night, and a lie in this morning until just after 8am as Mum went back to sleep after her bouts of coughing etc.
    She is very weak despite managing to eat each day. Her body is so thin that it is difficult for her and she aches all over from the coughing.
    But I see some improvements.
    I am going to do some work here at hers today. The house work a little bit later.
    I will need to have the children at one stage this evening but hopefully Mum will be ok on her own for a little while. It's definitely worse at night.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 3rd Oct 17, 8:35 AM
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    Morning.
    I thankfully have had a better night with Mum and managed to sleep.
    Biggest sounds like she is struggling with all she has to do and having Dgd for me.
    I will have to try and help her by having Dgd back I think, but how I do it I really don't know yet.
    I am hoping that I will be able to leave Mum for a few hours this evening to go to parents evening and such.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 3rd Oct 17, 8:41 AM
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    Glad you got some sleep! Wishing your DMum well soon.
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