Friday, 14 March 2008

Out of the woods ...
... well, almost. Dad has not had a stroke, but seems to have been subject to a total body shut-down because of the quantity and toxic combination of medication since he had surgery in January. He's still seriously ill, but - we hope - out of danger. We are SO relieved!
Thanks for all your concern and comments. It all means so much.
Mum and I are staying in a college near the hospital - spotless and spartan, but a godsend. All the accommodation in Perth seems to be booked out, apart from the $400 a night chain hotels, so it was brilliant to discover that this college, with its beautiful quadrangle and trees and birds, keeps a 'motel' wing for visiting acadamics and conference delegates, plus worried relatives of patients in the hospital nearby.
On Sunday we'll move to a house in Fremantle - dear friends Chris and Pam are leaving for a month in Europe and have given us the keys. So very lucky to have such brilliant friends. Karen has our washing on her line at the moment, and is cooking us a curry dinner, and tomorrow we'll be off to see Dace and Konrad for arvo tea.
Must get back to the hospital!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

good news...just ask if you need any help from me, Deb

alice said...

Good news indeed. If you need anything that my Perth family branch can offer, please do not hesitate to call or email. (Seriously).

M said...

Good news. Sounds like you might be staying in my old college? Flame tree? Pond? Old Chapel?

Hope all goes well from here.

Table Talk said...

That is such good news. Aren't friends wonderful in this sort of situation? When my Mom had her first heart attack we were still in the corner shop and all the while she was in hospital and I was doing her job in the shop as well as my teaching job the customers took over all our washing, cleaning and cooking. I didn't even ask, they just moved in and took over. Superb.

Natalie said...

Sigh of relief, and healing wishes. I hope all is well soon. Very soon.

Fairlie said...

Great news. Have to agree with M, sounds a little like my old college too! Red brick? Red and white flag flying at the flagpole? Wood-panelled dining hall?

Hope your Dad continues to improve.

Jennifer said...

So good to hear that things are looking better for your dad. You are all very much in my thoughts and best wishes. Keep us posted as you can and ask for the help you need.