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Further to my last post about our dads brother…

I thought I’d give you all an update on how our uncle, our dads brother is doing. Its a week today since he was found seizing and was brought to hospital. He’s still in the ICU and he’s still unconscious. Every so often he kinda opens his eyes but for the most part he remains unresponsive. He’s had CT scans and EEG’S on his brain, and they’ve shown that he’s still getting tons of seizures. They’ve started him on meds to try to stop the seizures. His left hand side of his body is still dead. He might be having an MRI but the doctors said its a last resort because of all the tubes and wires and things that are on him. Today they said they think his brain is swollen, but again, they cant be sure. On Saturday his stomach swelled up and when they did an ultrasound it showed his bowel was all twisted so he had to have a proceedure to fix that and thank goodness that worked. They were feeding him through a drip but they’ve stopped doing that for a few days to see if that will help. He’s off the ventolator for the most part but sometimes they give him oxygen or put him on ventolation for a few minutes to help him along. He’s on antibiotics for a chest infection from aspirating vomit and the antibiotics are clearing up his infection. So those are the updates that I have for now. I think its going to be a very long road for everyone whose involed in his care and also for him too.

Family time

So far i’ve had a busy Saturday. I went to visit my granddad, our moms dad. He got diagnosed with lung cancer a couple of weeks ago, and i hadn’t seen him since his diagnosis. He was in good spirits today. I brought him some lunch which he actually ate, which is a first for him as usually he barely eats anything. Since he had his stomach removed a few years ago, he cant eat a lot of foods because they make him sick. But he ate the lunch i brought him so that made me happy. He was showing our mom and sister old baby photos. He had some baby pictures of our mom, when she was 18 months old. He gave her a picture to keep, of her and her older brother visiting santa clause. Our mom was delighted. It was a good visit, even though we only stayed for an hour. We could only stay for an hour because our sister was parked in a place where you need a parking disk and the disk only lasts for 60 minutes. When we were leaving our granddad gave me the biggest hug and thanked me for lunch. It was so touching.

This evening i’m going to our aunts to watch x factor with her and also to see her new puppy. She named the puppy milly. This is the aunt who lost her dog Tess, about two weeks ago. I am so looking forward to seeing the new puppy. I love dogs and i bet she’s really cute. Plus it will also be nice to see my cousins and aunt and spend some quality time with them.

I’m really full up now. Our sister made a thai green curry which was totally awesome. It was really hot though so my mouth is burning now. There was some left over which i froze and am going to use up during this week. Our sister is a great cook and i love it when she cooks dinner for me.

Carol anne

Our relatives are going home!

Our aunt and uncle, dads sister and her husband, are going home today. To be honest I am relieved. I know that makes me sound mean, like I don’t care about them, I do care, but its been stressful having them here. Our uncle is nice, he is easy to get along with and talk to. Our aunt however is a different story. She just doesn’t get our mental illness, or the fact that we need therapy to deal with the things that have happened to us. There were more than a few not nice words spoken during this last week about that stuff. So that is one reason that I’ll be glad to see them go.

Last night our aunts came over and we had a little mini party. I didn’t come out of the bedroom for most of the night. I just…well…I didn’t feel like partying. Eventually at around midnight I came out and had a cup of tea and chatted for a while. It was 2 30 before any of us got to bed. I felt bad that I wasn’t socialising so that is why I ended up coming out to cchat.

Anyway, our lil sisters taking them to the airport at around 5 30 this evening. There flight is at 8 15. The house will be rather quiet when they’re gone. I’m at our parents until Monday. For the rest of this weekend I’m going to relax and have a nice quiet chilled out time of it. I need it after all the stress of the past week.
Carol anne