He's still in hospital and after having a chest x-ray and an echo scan he now has a drain in to take the fluid off his lungs and around his heart. The drain was put in yesterday afternoon and when we visited last night 2700 mls of fluid had already drained off. There is talk that if this makes him feel better he may be allowed back to the nursing home sometime next week.
As far as we're concerned the sooner he gets back there the better. It means that we can visit him whenever we want and I'll try not to focus too much on the fact that since being in hospital they didn't give him his oramorph for 2 days, they've mixed up his other tablets, they've got his address as a flat in Rusholme (he's never lived in the place), and they've put a name tag on his wrist that should have gone on the bloke in the bed opposite him.
His bed sore is really painful and when I asked the Sister last night if he could get up and sit in the chair she looked at me and said "but he can't walk, he's bed bound". So since he's been in hospital they've all been under the impression he can't move!
Anyway, in a bid to de-focus from all we've been dealing with this week I have taken the odd picture here and there of things that have made me feel a bit more cheerful.
When I went to pick up a bottle of vimto for Tom, I saw these and just had to have them. I've never bought sunflowers before and when I picked them up I was surprised how heavy they are.
Thomas and Amy have finished school for the summer holidays. Thomas took presents and thank you cards in for his teachers. He's had another good year and seems to be coming on in leaps and bounds in all areas.
No Bury with Tom, but he wanted an apple pie from the market so we dutifully went and bought him one and Mark treated me to this book. It's not without its controversy but my biggest feeling at the moment is one of shock and I've only read to the end of the first chapter. I won't say why in case anybody is thinking of buying it.
We've had the new windows installed in the bathroom and Amy and Thomas' rooms. I've come to the conclusion that I'm definitely ageist. I always breathe a sigh of relief when any workman that turns up at Number 38 is over 50. The brickie who did this was about 60 and has done a great job.
I will be back next week with more of what's happening, it's nice to have people to 'talk to' at the moment.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend.