Your prayers, kind thoughts and good wishes have wrought a miracle. My Dear Mother, who was taken into Emergency in the early hours of Friday morning after a fall in the shower (just don't ask what she was doing in the shower at 2am!) with a core body temperature of 26 degrees Celsius (normal body temperature is 37 degrees), dehydrated and with kidney failure has confounded, amazed and pleased her doctors and us all completely by staying with us and is slowly recovering. Her will to live is astounding!
Of course, her health has taken a battering and she is now at a lower level of health than before. If it is at all possible she has lost even more weight and is positively skeletal! But the nurses and doctors at Monash Medical Centre (who are wonderful) are actually managing to get her to eat!
However, she is going to have to be placed into a nursing home when she is ready to be discharged from hospital. This is a hard reality for my Dear Dad to face. At 94 he has been her caregiver for the past several years and they have been married for over 67 years. But he, too, fell in the shower and hit his head whilst he was trying to help her. Luckily, he was not too hurt although he has a lump and a cut on his head. He stayed with me over the weekend and I noticed that he is very shaky and unsteady on his feet (more so than ever before) and he complained of feeling dizzy a lot.
So, some difficult, hard decisions ahead of us but at least she is still with us. God Bless.
So, thank you so much again - your support, prayers and good wishes help me so much. I am sorry if I do not get the chance to thank each of you personally but please know that I love you all and feel so privileged to call each of you my friend.
|Dear Dad and Mum with DS2 in happier times.|