Friday, April 26, 2013
We had a reasonable night although we were conscious of Pads morphine-induced rasping sound with each breath. He's really knocked out with this syringe driver, and asking for breakthrough pain relief this morning - so he has hardly shifted in his bed all night. Being this inert makes it urgent that we improve his mattress - his skin is at risk of breaking down. We probably could have had the bed a week ago but a 'comedy of [bureaucratic] errors' is playing out somewhere in the bowels of the NHS. We will probably go ahead and move him to the back bedroom anyway because it will allow more space around the bed to access him. We may even be able to get a air-filled mattress topper from the team at the hospital.