It was an emotional and weepy day for me on Friday. The friend we went to see in hospital last weekend, passed away at 4pm on Friday. The only blessing in all of this is he is out of pain now.
On a bit brighter note, not by much mind you!! For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you will remember last November when my mam, step-father and brother came over here for dd wedding, that my step-father was rushed into hospital with chest pains, I wrote about it here.
He ended up having open heart surgery at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle on July 13th, to replace a valve. During or just after the operation he had a stroke. So that has set things back a bit. The heart operation was a success and he is recovering well from that, now he has been moved back to a hospital in their home town and the medical staff are working on the stroke side of things.
He has movement in his left arm and leg albeit limited in his arm. His speech is fine and he is expected to make a full or near full recovery. It is just going to take time. We are hoping he will only be in hospital another week or so. Mind you as I said to my mam, she needs to make sure she has all her "ducks in a row," before they release him, and make sure all her "demands" are met, as after he is released the medical staff won't be as willing to provide things that they may need. As once he's released it's not the hospital's responsibility.
So it's been a trying few weeks with that situation as well, made even worse when there is an ocean between us all.
We're at dd and son-in-laws house all weekend, so I will try and remember to take some photos, as there should be some changes by the end of the weekend.