Didn’t want to write anything any sooner in case it didn’t happen but Dave arrived home about an hour ago! The day started with him ringing me around 8.30am to say that the doctors had been to see him and said that he needed another day of intravenous antibiotics. We were both very disappointed of course. I tried to go back to sleep to no avail but after a while I came to the conclusion that him staying in and coming home tomorrow might be a good omen! After all, 2007 hasn’t been the best of years what with the death of his mum and our friend, Wal. He’s had lots of bad luck with his health such as the hernia which set him back months. Then there was me struggling to cope with the worst class I’ve ever had! So I thought, ok, I will hate him not being here to celebrate the new year with BUT maybe 2008 will be better. Well, about an hour after thinking that, he rang to say that the chief consultant Professor Nicholson had just been in and said that provided he had one more dose intravenously, he could take the rest of the course orally! He even drove himself home! He’s currently languishing on the sofa with his dogs 🙂 Phew, another crisis over. He’ll have his new tube put in in about two weeks so that he can resume dialysis as soon as possible. Fingers crossed that there are no problems with it as it can be a tricky thing to get right. If it’s the same as last time, he’ll have it done under local anaesthetic and heavy sedation. Oh gosh, it’s been a very up and down day today but what a lovely feeling it is to know that he’s home safe and sound. I’m leaving him on his own (well with the dogs!) for a while rather than bombard him with questions and lots of fuss! Huge thanks to Sadie for her wonderful offer, and to Elizabeth too for the thought 🙂 And to everyone else for helping me get through this, it really, really helps to know that people care. Mustn’t leave out my mum who will probably read this at some point …. grateful thanks for everything you’ve done in the last few days, very much appreciated 🙂
Look at this gorgeous gift received from dear Ashild this morning! Perfect for my newly decorated blog 🙂 Thank you my friend!