Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hospital woes

At last I have time to update this blog. It has been a roller coaster of an autumn, and not over yet.

In my last entry I was recovering from an operation, and I'm pleased to say this continued.

Unfortunately things have not gone so well for Steven. He had to be admitted to a nursing home when I was ill and unable to care for him. In September I had a call to say he had managed to pull out his PEG (feeding tube) and was in hospital waiting to have it replaced. The hospital then found he had pressure lesions and would not release him.

Added to all this, he also had repeated chest infections. Temporary tubes were inserted which invariably fell out leading to Steven not being fed adequately. Eventually a permanent PEG was inserted, on the 7 December. He is now on a higher calorie feed and is beginning to regain some strength.

This isn't the full story about his treatment, which I won't go into as the hospital are holding an investigation. The good news is that on Monday, all being well, Steven will be discharged to a
different nursing home where hopefully he will be better cared for as I no longer feel able to meet his needs.

To finish, here's a picture of the lad in happier times and hopefully we will start seeing those smiles once more.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Back home

Back home after a spell in hospital with a perforated appendix. Starting to feel more human now so hopefully on the path to recovery.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Return of the Blogger

Sorry for my absence recently. The past two years have not been the easiest and have left little time for blogging. My mother was getting increasingly frail and eventually moved to an excellent care home. Sadly, she passed away in December. I spent as much time as I could with her which meant the garden got very neglected although I did manage quite a bit of knitting.

I hope to get started blogging more regularly in future. In the meantime I leave you with a glimpse of the garden on a rather chilly, grey June morning.