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Rubbish news

Just had a phone call with mum. Dad has got shingles. It is in the nerve for the lower half of one side of his head. He has blisters from the top of his ear down, around to the back of his neck and over his cheek.

It came on as they travelled to Oban for a long weekend.

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silverwhistle
Apr. 18th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
Commiserations! My Dad had it (on the body) about 15 years ago, and it contributed to him taking early retirement.
ioevri1
Apr. 19th, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
I am so sorry. How do they treat that over here, is there something they can give him to make him comfortable? I know shingles is bad news. I do hope he isnt in toom much discomfort from this...
qidane
Apr. 19th, 2009 09:42 am (UTC)
He has anti-viral cream for the blisters, anti-viral tablets 5 times a day, and general pain killers.

I gather the pain is the worst bit. That with the general feeling unwell and being in a hotel, it is always better to be ill in familiar surroundings.

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ioevri1
Apr. 19th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didnt realize he was still away! I must have read that wrong the first time, how awful! Can he travel? I agree, I would want to be at home too!
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