Mum was in hospital for just over a week, she has a very pretty purple bruised arms from all the cannula's and drips for the intravenous antibiotics, and other such drugs and liquids the doctors used in their struggle to get the infection under control, and she'll be on oral antibiotics for a few more weeks now she is home and resting. We know she has to go back in for surgery to have the Gall Bladder removed, the doctors are just waiting for the infection to fully be eradicated. Mum does look alot better now and her pain has eased although she's on a very strict diet to maintain a happy and pain free Gall Bladder :) I brought Dad home too a couple of days after Mum got out of the hospital, I wish he could have stayed in a little bit longer to give Mum a longer rest, but they both fret and Mum wanted Dad home. Caring for my Dad has definitely put a strain on Mum's health and I do worry and wonder how much longer she can keep doing all that she does for him even with the daily help she has to bathe and dress him. A worrying time indeed :(
Obviously whilst all this drama was happening I spent each day driving backwards and forwards to Southport to visit and help them both. Fortunately Abigael is more or less home now from University, she has a 'placement' for her dissertation in a few weeks but generally her lectures are finished for the summer and she just connects with her tutors by Email when needed. Ab's and Jacob have been a huge help at home making meals and 'Angel-sitting' whilst hubby was at work until I got home from visiting (Southport is about an hours drive from home) My Angels did struggle a little with me being away so much each day, Esther's seizures have increased slightly and Mim has been quite cuddly and clingy ... I can cope with, and enjoy the clingy cuddles, the seizures not so much ...sigh.. I'd generally see my Angels off to school, then drive over to Mum and Dad, Abi and or Jake would be home when they came in from school and give them dinner then I would be home in time for showers and bed! A busy and challenging time for everyone, but we do what we do because we're family and we love and care for one another. Family is sooo important and I am sooo blessed to have such a strong supportive one ... I love them all to bits :)
My Lovely Mum sent me a wonderful gift this week to say Thank you, and she really didn't have to. I'm happy and honoured to do all that I can to help...they are my Mum and Dad after all! :))
Mum bought me my very own Kindle! I'm sooooooo excited :)) I Love to read, and my Angels Love to tear paper ... just lately I've had several instances of reading a book and getting to a crucial part only to find one or several pages ripped out! So my wonderful Mum, whilst she was in the hospital planned and plotted in secret and sent me this lovely gift .... perfect, no more ripped out pages ...lol!
I haven't managed too much sewing, a little here and there as I sat with either Mum and Dad when visiting ...
Time I think to share some exciting and happy news .....
My beautiful Abigael has received a proposal of marriage from the Mr Boyfriend .... soon to be the Mr Son-in-law .... Her father and I graciously accepted! :) Oh my, our home is fit to bursting with excitement! Now are you ready for the next part of this fun roller coaster? We have a date, all set, planned and the Church is booked ... for Saturday August the 23rd .... 2014 !!!! I know! I can assure you that no shotguns are involved...all is good. But we're young, well they're young, free (for the moment) penniless and excited ...why wait? Also we have dissertations and third year business placements to work around ...and student housing is just as cheap for two as it is for one! So August 23rd 2014 it is! Absie wants just a quiet modest wedding, close family and friends, no frills and fancies ...that's not Abi, she likes quiet and simple :) She's super organised and ready for the challenge of planning a wedding in under 12 weeks (Yikes !!) I can't really say much, Hubby and I got engaged and married within 10 weeks, again no Fathers with shotguns present :) hahaha ... so maybe super quick weddings are in the genes ...hahaha Busy and exciting times ahead.
Abi has requested a quilt for a wedding gift .... Oooooooh ! But we've already agreed I'm allowed a few years grace for delivery! She knows me well :) I don't see tooo much stitching in the very near future, a lot of running around and goodness knows what else .... But I have to maintain a proper sense of decorum and a certain level of refined sophistication .... I am the Mother of the Bride ! Aaaaww noooo, I've just realised ... I'll have to cut back on the chocolate ... and .... wear a hat!!! :)
Hugs Wendy x x