Visit with Theresa, Rachael & James. Just missed dad, Christine, Pauline & Natalie. Helen going back to bed because she had been out all morning.
Spoke with Carol (chief executive) who said that Helen seemed much brighter and reactive. Her blood sugars are more under control now. Her head is a better shape.
Finger on left hand looks sore. Right big toe has a dressing on. Being monitored for infection by GP. It is currently quite dry. Will see chiropodist in the next week or so. She might need a toenail removal at some point. Helen is always going to be prone to nail infections, especially with the diabetes. Her head is a better shape. The wound where the shunt was replaced had been oozing with a fair amount of exudate. Swab has been done to ensure no infection. The staples were removed on 24th and wound is drying up now.
Helen went on eye gaze yesterday and burst all the balloons. Judi was very pleased with her progress. She is much more focused since her operation.
The pressure sore on heel still no worse. She still has a padded boot on. I told the nurse in charge that I had put in a complaint to Southampton General about it and was waiting to hear back in July.
I also told her that I was hoping to look at Helen's medical records to see if the collagenous colitis was actually diagnosed definitely during the flexi sig. If she has the disease then the doctor can treat it more aggressively.