Taffy

  • Posts: 2
    16/01/2018  16:30

    Hi my husband in advanced stages of c o p d and heart failure,finding it very difficult to watch him suffering,and sleepless nights are catching up with me.

  • Posts: 227
    17/01/2018  10:24

    Hi Taffy,

     

    I am sorry to read about your husband’s condition. Thank you for sharing this with us. It can be difficult to see those you love suffering.

    Marie Curie nurses provide end of life care primarily at night, for patients with a terminal illness who are in need of end of life care a referral for this nursing service has to be made by a District Nurse or GP. This link to our nursing service may help you https://www.marecurie.org.uk/help/nursing-services/what-marie-curie-nurses-do . If you think your husband would benefit from our nursing service then please discuss this one of his health care professionals and ask them to contact the team if they feel it is appropriate to do.

     

    You may also like to look at The British Lung Foundation and British Heart Foundation websites, which may offer you further information regarding your husband’s conditions:

     

    Caring for someone can put a lot of demands on your wellbeing, and can be both physically and emotionally draining. It is important to take time to look after your own health and wellbeing as it will benefit both yourself and the person you are caring for. Our website has information on your own needs as a carer. I have included the link https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/being-there/support-carers/your-need

     

     

    If you would like to talk about things in more detail please call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 090 2309, or drop us a line via Web Chat: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help

     

    Best Wishes

     

    Nikki

    Marie Curie Support Line

  • Posts: 2
    17/01/2018  11:31

    Thank you so much.

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