Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A busy weekend and more

It was a weekend of mixed emotions. A lot of sadness some old memories laughter and concern for my ailing uncle. On 6 june he was well enough to pass his full driving licence. Five days later he was in incredible pain and admitted to hospital. On monday we took him to his new home in a care facility. He is terminally ill with ca of lungs, spine and in his right eye and on a cocktail of morphine and other painkillers. I am so grateful I could help him for four days. Sorted and Labelled his clothes. Helped him sort his drawers of old papers and memories. Decorated his room with photos and ornaments. In fact it does look like home away from home. It was very hard for us to say goodbye to their home a place full of happy memories and lots of love. And again At the rest home diane and I had a few tears and hugs after leaving uncle in the dining room with three disabled men. It took strength for all three of us to say goodbye. A few weeks ago an independent man! But yesterday I called in to see him On my way home. Turned out he knew two of the men years ago so he is feeling more content that he had made the right decision. Staff are lovely. Manager is one of my dearest friends. Im home again with my cousin pauls flu. He was there for all of 24 hours Grrr. And to top it off I had ww salmon pasta microwave meal for tea. Sure works cause ive lost half nights sleep and surely ten kilos! So im posting this from my mobile in bed!


Barb said...

I do hope you get better.

I was so sad to hear about your uncle but it looks like he is making a good thing out of his situation.

Chris H said...

I'm so glad your Uncle is happy in his home away from home.