Slidey Sheets

2 Aug

I have been instructed to post about slidey sheets. Um. For about an hour this afternoon, Rosie posed as a really sick person – as in even more sick than she is currently – whilst two very nice occupational therapists showed me how to use special slidey sheets to move her about the bed.

They are surprisingly slidey. I now have to show Chris how to use them, using Calum and Sylvie as practice patients.This is Team Kilburn in action. Rosie is showing her appreciation by eating more. But that will make her heavier and more difficult to move. Hmm.

Anyway, she says hello and is still aiming for home on Thursday and proper blogging. All the medical stuff is being delivered tomorrow to make that happen.



31 Responses to “Slidey Sheets”

  1. Liz Kidd August 2, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    You are all amazing!
    Just hope that the sheets are not so slidey that the patient slides right out of bed!
    Good luck and love to all!

  2. Michelle August 2, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    I’m just off to bed so wondered what slidey sheets was about especially given the hot, humid weather!
    Will you practice with Cal and Sylvie together? More weight, good practice 🙂
    Will you all take it in turns tonorrow to test Rosie’s equipment? Have fun. Not bouncing on the air-mattress.
    Hope Rosie is okay and has a good nights kip, hope it’s not too hot and humid and there are no snorers to keep her awake.
    Go Team Kilburn.
    Night night, Mic (with a LOUD snorer who keeps me awake 😦 )

  3. jan bristol August 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    Haha .:-) sounds like a good party game for all the family 🙂 love to rosie.

  4. Helen August 2, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    Rosie I now have images of you sliding round the bed, unable to keep still because of the slidey sheets lol. Just make sure you don’t wear silk or satin pj’s as that could be a recipe for disaster 🙂 Hx

  5. Debbie August 2, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    I thought it was just Rosie with troubles. Now I begin to feel sorry for Sylvie and Callum. No doubt you will be expert by the time you get to moving Ro, but I hate to think what the other 2 might suffer in the process. Do try not to drop them on the floor in your manoeuvrings.
    Very glad that Rosie is getting home. I bet you all are too. It sounds as though she will be well kitted out. Give her my love.
    Debbie x

    • jill Clayton August 3, 2011 at 5:19 am #

      Great are the uses of technology! Slidey sheets sounds a brilliant idea. I’m sure Ro is longing for the Great Escape. Love, Jill

  6. Laura Jones August 2, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    Hi Rosie,

    I’m not sure whether you will remember me (I was Miss. Laura Wightwick) but I taught you briefly at Primary School and Sylvie was in my class for a year.

    I read your blog everyday and I never fail to be impressed by your zest for life, tenacity and never ending positive attitude. I knew you as a bright, enthusiastic girl and you have turned into a determined, courageous young woman. I know that I speak for all of the other members of staff at the school when I say that.

    You are an inspiration as well as a force to be reckoned with! I think that you must be the preverbial dog with a bone…never loosing sight of what you want and by hook or by crook you’ll get it some way or another.

    To be honest Rosie, you say you need us (those who read your blog), but actually, I think that we need you, as someone to aspire to.

    I hope that everything goes smoothly and that you are home on Thursday.

    Stay strong Rosie,

    Laura x

  7. Maz August 3, 2011 at 5:57 am #

    LOL at the slippery sheets, have a wonderful image in my head. Hope all goes well today. We are off for Bob to have his CT scan to see whats what. Cant believe its a year since he was in ICU and his diagnosis.

  8. margaret crisp August 3, 2011 at 6:27 am #

    Hi Rosie and family, hope all equipment gets delivered today and that all is in place so Rosie can come home! Can’t quite imagine Sir Kilburn coping with slidey sheets, but guess he’ll be up to the challenge!! Just watch out, Rosie, or you’ll end up on the floor!
    Have a day to myself today, knitting and t.v. watching, as can’t drive yet…am sorely tempted to have a go, though!!
    love mags.

  9. Rose Mayerling August 3, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    so lovely to hear from you and read your blogs , hope Rosie’s move home goes well the slippery sheets sound great !!! lots of love to you all Rose xxxxx

  10. celia butler August 3, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    Hope there aren’t too many bruises in the Kilburn household today! But sounds a great idea,along with anything that helps Rosie and her carers. x

  11. Pip Armstrong August 3, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    Hoists are much better fun than slidey sheets however the thought of Mr Kilburn at the controls does not present a pretty picture, one false move and you could be winging you way towards Ross on Wye Rosieeeeeee ….. 🙂

  12. Julia August 3, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    Glad you are eating more Rosie, hopefully you’ll feel stronger soon.
    I should imagine Cal and Sylv will make ideal practice patients for various reasons ……
    Mags don’t go giving Chris any ideas, “Sir” indeed!
    Are you allowed to choose the colour of your slidey sheets Ro?

  13. Michelle Gabriel August 3, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Following on from Robin’s sheep comments I thought you might like to see this Rosie – it’s very clever and amusing.

  14. Mike August 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    Sounds like it could all go a bit ‘Total Wipeout’ into the commode if you’re not careful. Perhaps Mr Kilburn could don a Swedish Chef outfit while adjusting the controls for a bit of Old School ‘It’s a Knockout’ action? You could then hire Stewart Hall to laugh uncontrollably at the bedside while….er, but now I’m getting carried away. Good to know you’re heading home Rosie.

  15. Helen & Harrie August 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    Who would of thought slidey sheets would entertain us all so much. The images that we all have in our heads of the Kilburn team experimenting or should I say playing with them is quite funny but the thought of Chris dressing up as well, now that’s scary!!! Love Hels xxx

  16. nick NRTMOTORS August 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Justing reading your blog for the first time I also live in the same village,I don’t usually write on any blogs but I had to send you my best wishes cheer nrt

  17. sueeckstein August 3, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    Hi Rosie – it’s Sue who featured you in that Guardian article here. Just to say that I don’t follow blogs but I do follow yours and am in awe of you and your wonderful family. I’m thinking of you. Stay strong. x

  18. barbara August 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    Good luck with the slidey sheets.It will be great for to get home and be with the family.

  19. Robin August 3, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    The fun never ceases in the Kilburn family. Sure slidey sheets arent as good as they sound but gotta be better than hospital.

    How positive you all are as a family is amazing. Hope you get her home and it goes smoothly as poss


  20. margaret crisp August 4, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    Hi Rosie, hope you fulfil your aim of getting home today!!

  21. Michelle Gabriel August 4, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    Yes Rosie, ditto Mags’ comments. Thinking of you.

  22. Pip Armstrong August 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    I hope so too x

  23. Dee August 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    Me three 🙂

    • jill Clayton August 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

      And me!

  24. Rosie's Mum August 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    Just so you know, she got home safely and is now sleeping off the exertions of the journey home. Jo

    • Michelle August 4, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

      Thank you Jo for letting us know.
      Good that Rosie’s home and kipping. Hope she sleeps well, especially as it’s a wee bit muggy, not conducive for sleeping!
      Take care, and great work Team Kilburn.
      Hope to ‘hear’ from the Team Captain soon.
      Mic xxx

  25. Helen August 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Go Rosie and the rest of Team Kilburn. Have a good sleep and we’ll hopefully hear all about your slidey sheets from you tomorrow. Hx

  26. margaret crisp August 5, 2011 at 7:17 am #

    Hi Team Kilburn, glad you’re all back home together! Hope you’re all able to sleep well and rest up!
    love mags.

  27. Claire August 5, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    Good, hope you all got some sleep xxx

  28. jemigo August 5, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    Glad to hear you are home and sleeping Rosie. I have worked with slide sheets and they are brilliant, they do what they say on the tin! However please take heed the advice from those about not wearing silk or satin clothing whilst lounging on slidey sheets! It could all be way too entertaining for Team Kilburn 🙂
    I hope you start to feel better now you are at home and we all wish you lots of love and strength from here in Narnia 🙂

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