After a long month admission I would just like to thank the nurses on ward 104 for helping me get through it and for all the care and support they provided for me whilst I was there. Especially nurses - Chloe, Siri, Hannah, the 3 Claires, Louise and Jeannie. They made me laugh, smile and helped me when it was the hardest days. Nothing was ever to much trouble for them and they always listened to what I said. The ward and the patients are very lucky to have them.
I would like to also thank the dietitians Pamela and Yvonne who helped me adjust to having a NG tube for the first time unfortunately I have had to go home with one in and Pamela has made sure I have all the correct support in place and nothing was ever to much trouble when it came to readjusting my feeding times and amounts etc. I’m hoping over time the feeding tube gives me some sort of energy back and can’t thank them both enough.
But my biggest thanks goes to Connie the dietitian I’m unsure of her last but she came to see me in ward 209. I was due to be discharged 2 days after being admitted by 209 even though I had an infection that required IV antibiotics, I had lost 4.5 stone in 4 months and had chronic sickness and nausea and was unable eat anything at all. In a conversation with someone on the day of my discharge they had explained that someone had put a referral to the dietitian about my weight loss but never told me or was going to give me the chance to even meet with them as they was sending me home. I asked the nurse in charge if I could speak to her before I left and she also agreed I was in no fit state to be discharged.
I met with Connie and explained I was no longer able to eat and had really bad sickness and nausea and lost 4.5 stone within 4 months and no one knew why and that I was basically bed bound as I was so exhausted all the time I just couldn’t get out of bed. She agreed with the nurse in charge that I was not fit for discharge and my discharged was stopped. Even though I’m still under investigation for multi things as no one knows what is wrong with me if it wasn’t for her I would have just continued to lose weight and continued to become even more malnourished than I was.
Connie saved my life as my mental health was the worst it had ever been as I was just so deflated with being ill all the time as My health has declined a lot within the last 2 years and my body wouldn’t have coped forever without nutrition. Connie put a plan in place and came to see me each day in ward 209 until I was transferred to ward 104. So thank you Connie for helping me on the day I needed someone the most.
"Helping me on the day I needed someone the most"
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