Sunday, 6 September 2009

It's been a funny old week


  • Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who gave me advice on how to get rid of our visitors, who had outstayed their welcome. I have followed some of the advice - I liked the 21 day combing diary suggested by Kelloggsville - it makes a lot of sense, and combined with leaving the conditioner in (which I hadn't done before) it seems to be working. And now that Tall Daughter is back at school her hair is tightly plaited to help keep the little blighters away from other children's heads.
  • My Dad's health continues to be a worry, and I really do appreciate your concern and questions about how he is doing. On Friday I had a call from the hospital - where he has been for almost 3 weeks now - to say his condition had deteriorated and he was now in a critical condition. I rushed to the hospital - I don't actually remember driving there, I must have been on auto-pilot - to find Dad in a very bad way, and he actually said he thought 'this might be it'. I contacted my sister and brothers to let them know what was happening, but they were all either abroad or too far away to get to the hospital any time soon, so it was just me sitting next to Dad's bed wondering what the immediate future would hold. After several hours, his condition stabilised and I was able to return home and get some sleep. He is still very weak, but amazingly enough, is still with us. As a younger man he was as strong as an ox. I think some of that residual strength is keeping him here. Either that, or total bloody-mindedness.
  • I returned to work on Wednesday and for the first time in almost 5 years felt unsettled, and that it might be time to move on. I have been thinking about a career change but am still at the initial stages of deciding which direction to go in. Will be coming back to this in the future no doubt.

13 comments:

lunarossa said...

I've been thinking about you and your dad. I really hope he can get over his condition. My dad is in hospital as well at the moment and we don't know exactly what's wrong with him. I know what you feel. Wish you both all the best. Bless you. Ciao. A.

Insomniac Mummy said...

Just wanted to leave you a ((hug)).

Maternal Tales said...

I know I'm a bit slow but I think I must have missed a few posts while I was away...I'm so sorry your dad is ill...I hope he puls through. Glad you've got the nits under control. Sending you a big hug x

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and our dad. x

tosha

rosiescribble said...

Thinking of you. Big hugs.

Kelloggsville said...

Glad the nits are moving in the right direction.

It's a dreadful time, to-ing and fro-ing from the hospital when they are so very ill and then stablising. It's such a roller coaster of emotions, stress and worry. It is difficult to admit how hard it is on oneself because it almost seems selfish, but it isn't. Look after yourself too and lots of love and prayers are being sent your way x

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

I agree with Tessa - don't rush anything now. I am hoping your dad will pull through and that those pesky nits are sent packing.

Martini Mummy said...

Thinking of you - and good luck for Wednesday xx

see you there! said...

Just adding my "me too" to the go slowly advice. You seem quite grounded so I'm sure you'll do that. Having worries like you have with your father is so hard. Keep us posted.

Darla

Imogen Lamport said...

Sorry to hear your Dad is no better. Glad that the nits are getting knicked.

So what do you want to do with your life?

Rebel Mother said...

I hope your Dad gets better. I know what its like when everyone else is far away - the responsiblity.

Nice to have the kids back at school though - we can all breath a sigh of relief!

RMxx

Welsh Girl said...

I'm sorry to hear that your father is not well. How horrible for all of you. I'll be thinking of you and hoping for the best.

Iota said...

I love the picture at the top of this post!

Keep strong.