Jun 06, 2016
Discharged from hospital tonight. Happy at first but then very anxious and resistant to starting PHP tomorrow. Crying and despairing at bedtime and pushing me away.
When she was a bit calmer, I approached her again to see if there was anything I could do. Suggested a warm rag - no. Suggested Vicks and she accepted. I then offered to try joint compression, which I had just seen a video on, and she agreed. We were joking around as I did it, and she seemed to calm down. I also gave her a short backrub. Afterward she lay right down and I turned the light and radio off. Next morning she said she fell asleep easily and she thinks the joint compression was helpful. Will try again!