Friday, 23 March 2018


What is Yogapoo well it's a way of picking up your πŸ• mess whilst striking a yoga pose.The person behind it is Rob Braddock who lives in Westward Ho Devon who came up with the concept as a fun way to keep fit  and pick up your dog's  poo.If you visit Westward Ho you will see a sign please start bending over and pick up your πŸ•poo with a picture of a 🚺 doing a the yoga pose near some πŸ•poo  ,so come and do yogapoo.

Sepsis information via nhs

Skip to main content Skip to main navigation Help with accessibility Go to NHS.UK homepage Enter a search term Menu Home Health A-Z Sepsis Causes Sepsis Overview Causes Treatment Page contents Sources of infection What causes the symptoms of sepsis? People at risk Causes Sepsis can be triggered by an infection in any part of the body. The most common sites of infection leading to sepsis are the lungs, urinary tract, tummy (abdomen) and pelvis. Sepsis may develop when you're already in hospital. For example, you're more likely to develop sepsis if: you've recently had surgery you've had a urinary catheter fitted you have to stay in hospital for a long time Sources of infection Types of infection associated with sepsis include: lung infection (pneumonia) appendicitis an infection of the thin layer of tissue that lines the inside of the abdomen (peritonitis) an infection of the bladder, urethra or kidneys (urinary tract infection) an infection of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) or bile ducts (cholangitis) skin infections, such as cellulitis – this can be caused by an intravenous catheter that's been inserted through the skin to give fluids or medication infections after surgery infections of the brain and nervous system – such as meningitis or encephalitis flu (in some cases) bone infection (osteomyelitis) heart infection (endocarditis) Sometimes the specific infection and source of sepsis can't be identified. What causes the symptoms of sepsis? Usually, your immune system keeps an infection limited to one place. This is known as a localised infection. Your body produces white blood cells, which travel to the site of the infection to destroy the germs causing infection. A series of biological processes occur, such as tissue swelling, which helps fight the infection and prevents it spreading. This process is known as inflammation. If your immune system is weak or an infection is particularly severe, it can quickly spread through the blood into other parts of the body. This causes the immune system to go into overdrive, and the inflammation affects the entire body. This can cause more problems than the initial infection, as widespread inflammation damages tissue and interferes with blood flow. The interruption in blood flow leads to a dangerous drop in blood pressure, which stops oxygen reaching your organs and tissues. People at risk Everybody is potentially at risk of developing sepsis from minor infections. However, some people are more vulnerable, including people who: have a medical condition that weakens their immune system – such as HIV or leukaemia are receiving medical treatment that weakens their immune system – such as chemotherapy or long-term steroids are very young or very old are pregnant have a long-term health condition – such as diabetes have just had surgery, or have wounds or injuries as a result of an accident are on mechanical ventilation – where a machine is used to help you breathe have drips or catheters attached to their skin are genetically prone to infections Sepsis is a particular risk for people already in hospital because of another serious illness. Bacterial infections that can be caught in hospital, such as MRSA, tend to be more serious, as these bacteria have often developed a resistance to many commonly used antibiotics. Page last reviewed: 24/02/2016 Next review due: 24/02/2019 Next page: Treatment Previous page: Overview NHS sites About us Contact us Sitemap Accessibility Our policies © Crown Copyright

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Downs Syndrome

I have a nephew who has Downs Syndrome and I have dealt with people who were in special needs who had downs as well to me they are just people.Down syndrome (DS or DNS), also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disordercaused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21.[2] It is typically associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial featuresand mild to moderate intellectual disability.[1] The average IQ of a young adult with Down syndrome is 50, equivalent to the mental ability of an 8- or 9-year-old child, but this can vary widely.[7]Read more

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Morphine for pain relief

Type of medicineStrong opioid painkiller
Used forPain relief
Also calledFilnarine®; Morphgesic®; MST Continus®; MXL®; Oramorph®; Sevredol®; Zomorph®
Available asTablets, slow-release tablets and capsules, oral liquid medicine, sachets, and injection
Strong opioids are medicines used to treat severe or long-term (chronic) pain. Although there are many types of strong opioids (sometimes called opiates), morphine is the most commonly used. It works on your nervous system and brain to reduce the amount of pain you feel.
Morphine can be taken as a liquid by mouth, as quick-acting tablets, or as slow-release tablets and capsules. It is also available as an injection. Morphine is commonly given by injection in hospitals following surgical operations. Oral preparations of morphine come with various different brand names, and not all brands are absorbed by your body in the same way. Once you have started taking one brand, you should continue to take the same brand unless your doctor tells you to switch to another....Read more

How Makaton works

How Makaton works

Girl signing 'drink' as someone hands her a drink in a yellow beaker
Most communication is through speaking to others.  However, some people have difficulty with using speech and they need to use different ways to communicate, like using Makaton symbols and signs.
When we speak, we often use extra tools to help the person we are communicating with understand what we are saying.  For example, if we are asked for directions, we might point (gesture) or draw a picture.  These are clues to help provide more information.
Makaton uses speech with signs (gestures) and symbols (pictures) to help people communicate.  We also use facial expression, eye contact and body language to give as much information as possible.

Line drawing of the sign 'sleep'
To sleep (sign)
Makaton symbol for 'sleep'
To sleep (symbol)
Line drawing of the sign 'where'
Where (sign)
Makaton symbol for 'where'
Where (symbol)

Signs and symbols give extra information which can be seen.  Research has shown that signs and gestures are easier to learn than spoken words.  This makes sense.  Babies use gestures before they can speak, to tell us what they want.  For example, they might point at the biscuit tin or hold out their arms to be lifted up.  Children and adults can use Makaton to let others know what they want, make choices, share information and understand more.  This helps build and develop important communication and language skills.

Top tips

  • Using Makaton is fun!
  • Use signs and symbols as much and as often as you can.
  • Always speak as you sign or use symbols.
  • Offer lots of encouragement.
  • Don't give up!  It may take a while but it is worth...Read more

Monday, 19 March 2018

Insurance overloadπŸ™‰πŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆ

I wish I could be like the three monkeys in the i don't wish to watch it hear or speak about the overload of which ever insurance there is out in the universe.I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Snow again in Holsworthy Devon

yet again snow in Holsworthy Devon the second time and roads and paths slippery and I am not able to go out like many others.This is the view from my bungalow front and back in Glebelands Holsworthy Devon


What is Yogapoo well it's a way of picking up your πŸ• mess whilst striking a yoga pose.The person behind it is Rob Braddock who lives in...