A little bit of good news. Tom is out of hospital and back at the home. His morphine has been upped and he seems to be a bit more comfortable plus the general atmosphere is much better than it was in hospital.
The down side is that whatever he eats and drinks is going into his lungs and we've been warned he might end up back in hospital with pneumonia which none of us want.
When he went into hospital 11 days ago he weighed just over 11 stones. Today he weighs 9 stones 1 lb so the weight loss has been quite drastic over the past fortnight.
He's awake quite a lot but drifts in and out of lucidness. He's a bugger though and always has a job or two for us to do, today's tasks being to take him his walking stick so he can go for a walk and his razor so he can have a shave. Considering he's been in bed for nearly 2 weeks I'm not sure that will be happening just yet.
He told us last night that even though he has a sleeping tablet it doesn't work because in the night he's keeps jumping up and down on the bed and disturbing people. Bless him.
Anyway, other snippets of news from Number 38.....
The diet has gone to pot, not that much headway has been made for a few weeks anyway. The best I'm doing at the moment is trying to eat healthily but to be honest not much thought is going into food. Mum bought me these peaches though which smell and taste delicious.
Amy went to Bulgaria on Monday with adopted daughter and family. She face times me every day so the 'missing Amy' pangs are being kept at bay. She was a little over on baggage allowance at the last minute so she ditched one pair of flips flops, 2 books, a huge bottle of perfume, a skirt and a big black jumper?!
Me, Mum and Thomas will be on our way to my brother's wedding on Friday. It's just a quick one night stop over but I'm really looking forward to catching up with the family and I think a little break will do me good, even if I say so myself.
Because Tom has been in hospital and we've been mostly keeping to visiting hours rather than spending all day with him, we've been able to do a couple of jobs. We've chosen a bathroom suite and found ourselves a plumber and the job starts next week. We've probably got more than enough on our plate but the bathroom is in dire need and at least Amy won't be here which as anybody who has a teenage daughter knows, is a definite bonus. I can't possibly show you the whole bathroom as much as I know you'd all probably like to see my grimy corners, but here's a flavour of how desperate we are for a new one. I can't complain too much though as it's served us well over the past 17 years.
To kill a bit of time while waiting for visiting hours, we've also been looking at caravans. Here's Thomas sat in the cafe eating his packed lunch while Mark was discussing the benefits of inflatable awnings with the salesman.
And Tom asked us to order this for him just before he went into hospital. He likes brass bands and I think Pete Postlethwaite was a brilliant actor so if he feels up to it I'll sit with him one afternoon and watch it with him.
And that, I think is all that's really happened over the last few days.
If you are on your summer hols I hope you're enjoying yourselves. If not, then I hope at least the sun is shining where you are.