This morning is the 6th day of a 7-day course of anti-biotics that Mum has been taking.*
As I've previously described, before leaving Mum on Wednesday I wrote the appropriate day on each blister in the pack, wrote an instruction on the box for Mum to wait until I call before taking a pill, and I've called twice a day since. It has been, nevertheless, hell every single day, with Mum totally unable to confirm what's been taken or remains to be taken. By Day 6, I would hope some routine to have been established but this morning Mum gave me to understand firstly that she'd already taken both pills for today already (though she couldn't say when) and then that she still had yesterday's AND today's pills to take.
I instructed Mum to take the pack to the Warden and get him to ring me. He told me that today's pills are still there, but that Mum missed both pills on Thursday and one yesterday. I wonder what it was that she audibly glugged down over the phone last night?
What hope do I have to help Mum when she can't follow simple instructions? Do I need to tell the Surgery to hospitalise her the next time there's a course of medication to be taken?
(*or not taking)