Saturday, 17 February 2018

DB update

The bleeding eventually worked its way through two absorbent pads so we had to start again. Two folded pads and three cotton wool pads plus a tightly applied bandage stopped the bleeding coming through.

He put a beanie hat over the bandage to go to bed to keep everything in place, a sort of injured compo look (from last of the summer wine programme).

Needless to say he didn’t sleep well and woke up with a stiff neck!

He will need his hair washing for him tomorrow so he can hold the plasters in place. If a success, we shall try and soak them off in a couple of days and hope we don’t start the bleeding again, blooming blood thinners.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Poor DB!

Having gone outside to shut the boot lid, he was back quickly, clutching his heavily bleeding head. Yep, he had pulled the boot lid down and forgotten to get his head out the way, ouch!

Nurse me kicked into action. A wodge of paper towels were quickly applied, a chair provided as he had gone white, and he was told to sit and apply pressure to the cut, whilst I washed my hands and got ready for action.

After a few minutes, it was checked, still bleeding. New paper towels folded and more pressure whilst I got saline and cleansing pads soaked.

Bleeding slowing down so began to clean, which of couse sets the bleeding off again. Towel applied to catch the mess, more pressure applied. Eventually 3 cleans and pressures later, it had slowed enough for a good look.

A 1” cut looked back at me. Probably needed steristrips but no stitches required and I didn’t have steristrips anyway:(

A double wound dressing pad applied and taped as best I could trying to avoid hair. Paracetamol given, a spoon of honey and a cup of tea plus the final pain au chocolat.

There was me thinking I wouldn’t have anything to write about today!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A treat for walking...

With our morning coffee before we walk, we always have a biscuit. This week, we had these, which I had made the day before (from a Pilsbury dough type container):

They are at their best fresh. To warm them the next day for our walk, I heated a small back pad, wrapped them in foil and put them on top of the back pack, inside a small insulated bag. They were warmed through and springy by the time we had our coffee!