Friday, July 21, 2017

flowers and help with Mum and Hubby.... 2017-7-21

..  Hi ...  

 Mum is getting stronger which is wonderful ....she can walk with a walker inside the house and doesn't go back to bed now, she sleeps in her armchair on and off through the day . I don't need to do any 'hands on' nursing for her.. just be there and help in the bathroom ..
If Mum is having a 'funny head ' day (as she calls it).. her confusion and irritability kicks in and that is stressful for me ..
I have a lot of help and support from an aged care organisation and my daughter Mary which is great...

Mary is moving in to stay for a while next week while Hubby has a heart operation ....
 Lots of coming and goings happening.....

Thank you all for your concern for Mum .. I appreciate it very much  ... xxxxxxx

I was very happy with this photo I took earlier this week ....  it's Oxalis..  my favourite weed  ...



I  was excited to see on of my Dutch Hyacinths is starting to bloom  yesterday .....  


..The Choko Vine is off and climbing again....  


..here's one I played around with ......

....  and a lovely little fluffy weed .....

... have a great day ...
 Love ... Barb  xxxxx

Saturday, July 8, 2017

... at last.... a catch-up post ... 2017-7-8 ..

.. a lot has happened since I posted about 6 weeks ago ...

 Mum was sick for 2 weeks and then was in hospital for 3 weeks .

  She has lost a lot of weight and is weak and tired.

..  this is my sister helping mum to have a meal in hospital ... poor mum couldn't hold the spoon or fork properly ....

..  Mum had to have oxygen to help her breathing because her heart was playing up ....

.... our lounge room went from this cosy little area .........

..  to this comfortable private ward for Mum ...  the doctors said mum needed the hospital bed because she needed  ongoing care from nursing , physio and personal care caregivers ...  she is very frail ....
she has settled in at home very well ..   she doesn't like that the bed has sides on it , but says she understands it's for her own protection ...  Mum's doctor has named this   ..'the Team Mavis Ward'......


...  here's Mum checking out the morning paper .... something she doesn't do much of these days....  it was good to see...

We thought Mum wouldn't be well enough to come home from hospital at one point....  but God answered our prayers and she is now home .. where she wants to be ... her wish is to pass away quietly at home ... and we are trying to make this possible for her...  BUT ....   who knows what the future holds ...  Mum might be with us for a long time yet ...   that's in The Lord's Hands.










... some flowers to finish with ...  these roses and lavender are from my sisters garden ..  xxxxxx

Have a good day ..
Love ...  Barb  xxxxx