Saturday, 25 May 2013

Final Update Before My Return to the UK

Just,a quick update on mom.  I am not very fond of using the iPad for this.  I can't add pictures like I want to,  and it won't let me make changes and all, but here we go!

The time is running down now and I will soon begin the journey back to the UK on Thursday.  Mom continues to improve, but it will be a while before she is back to normal, and it may never be the same again, but like I told her...different is good too, and we can work with that.  The important thing is she is still here.

This will be a busy week for us as we get things in place for her care in between my leaving and my sister arriving.  Please keep them both in your prayers as it means a big adjustment for each of them and change always comes hard, especially if you are a bit stubborn!  But, as I say to mom, her stubbornness and determination is probably a good part of why we are still blessed to have her with us!

And so, mom continues to slowly improve and your prayers and cards have surely helped, both in healing and encouragement.  She has plans to respond to each one who has written at some point, but it may take a while.  In the meantime, we both thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Y'all are the best..  God bless each and every one of you

Love and hugs,


Thursday, 2 May 2013

Another Mom Update

Another update on my mother. She was taken back into Halifax on Tuesday afternoon from Kentville. Her thoracic cavity was filling with fluid and the felt she needed a chest tube put in. The Doctors in Kentville were not comfortable doing it. In the meantime my brother had to go back to Ottawa.

They took her into Halifax and put in the chest tube.  I called yesterday morning and they said she was in a bit of pain, but otherwise ok.   Things went very pear shaped from there.  I was contacted late in the afternoon to say that she had complained of a sore leg.  Her leg had turned black, which they felt was caused by a blood clot and there was concern that necrosis had set in.  They needed to do some tests, ie cat scan, and determine the extent of it and then would be operating to remove the clot, and possibly her leg.  Scary times.

My brother called me at about 1 am to say she had had a successful operation, they had removed the clot and she was back in her room, chatting to the nurses. No amputation needed.  They will be keeping her in there for a few days before sending her back to Kentville.

I am going into the city to see her this afternoon. Thank you all so much for your continued prayers and happy thoughts.  I am hoping now that she has turned a corner and real healing can begin!