Posted: 02/01/2014 at 10:08
Good morning everyone. Blue skies here. I'm off to the supermarket, then more decorating. OH helped me cut the paper to length, but then had to go back to Newcastle again as his mother was hospitalised yesterday morning . His brother had to phone an ambulance, as his mothers chest infection got worse despite antibiotics, and she is struggling to breathe. His sister has come back from Wales, and they are taking it in shifts to sit with her. The consultant doesn't have much hope, as her lungs are filling up and her kidneys failing. He says they will keep her comfortable,and it will just be time. Last time she went into hospital,(fighting all the way and assaulting 2 ambulancemen, a paramedic and a doctor at the time) they gave her weeks to live, and put end of life care in place. The carers were exceptionally good, because that was four years ago. However I think that this time they are probably right. Alzheimers is a very cruel disease.
Not a very good start to the new year. Sorry to start on a downer, but I may be missing for a bit, sorting stuff out.