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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Monday, 30 September 2013

God Bless.....

..... each and every one of you and, of course, my Dear Mother and Father.

Your prayers, kind thoughts and good wishes have wrought a miracle.  My Dear Mother, who was taken into Emergency in the early hours of Friday morning after a fall in the shower (just don't ask what she was doing in the shower at 2am!) with a core body temperature of 26 degrees Celsius (normal body temperature is 37 degrees), dehydrated and with kidney failure has confounded, amazed and pleased her doctors and us all completely by staying with us and is slowly recovering.  Her will to live is astounding!

Of course, her health has taken a battering and she is now at a lower level of health than before.  If it is at all possible she has lost even more weight and is positively skeletal! But the nurses and doctors at Monash Medical Centre (who are wonderful) are actually managing to get her to eat!

However, she is going to have to be placed into a nursing home when she is ready to be discharged from hospital.  This is a hard reality for my Dear Dad to face.  At 94 he has been her caregiver for the past several years and they have been married for over 67 years.  But he, too, fell in the shower and hit his head whilst he was trying to help her.  Luckily, he was not too hurt although he has a lump and a cut on his head. He stayed with me over the weekend and I noticed that he is very shaky and unsteady on his feet (more so than ever before) and he complained of feeling dizzy a lot.

So, some difficult, hard decisions ahead of us but at least she is still with us.  God Bless.

So, thank you so much again - your support, prayers and good wishes help me so much.  I am sorry if I do not get the chance to thank each of you personally but please know that I love you all and feel so privileged to call each of you my friend.

hugs, Kaye

Dear Dad and Mum with DS2 in happier times.



31 comments:

Catherine said...

Wonderful news, Kaye...although I know the times ahead will be rough. Continued thoughts and prayers your way. Perhaps there is somewhere for your parents to still be able to be together?

Simply Victoria said...

Wonder picture! Will continue to pray.

Christine M said...

She sounds like a very determined lady that's not ready to go yet. Sending you hugs Kaye. xx

marly said...

So glad she is recovering. My aunt and uncle went into a nursing home together as roommates. The home fought this and wanted them separated, but they eventually won. He wasn't really requiring the care, but was too unsteady to live alone. Best wishes to them both.

Barb said...

So glad to hear the good news. That is a wonderful family picture!

AnaCristina said...

:-)

dixiesamplar said...

So sorry to hear of your parent's mishap...but, glad to hear that they are both on the road to recovery! We will keep sending our thoughts and prayers your way.

Stitching Noni said...

That is good to hear that your Mum has bounced back again. It is sad to hear that your Mum will be going into a home though...
Take care, hugs xx

Shirlee said...

Continued prayers for all of you my dear friend.

cucki said...

Wonderful news ..she is always in my prayers
Big hugs x

Lesley said...

Very good news,I am glad for you all.
I love your photo of your parents and your son:-)

Melanie K said...

God works in mysterious ways Kaye and this is wonderful news for your family. My prayers will continue for all of you; as you say some hard decisions to make.

Noela said...

Great news Kaye. Hugs.......

Carol said...

What wonderful news, Kaye! I'm hoping your parents adjust well to the new living situation. I know what a huge change awaits them both...

Los Pinkeeps de Laura said...

:)

Parsley said...

So difficult. Many in our blogging community have been through similar things so be sure to ask for council if you need. Thoughts and prayers...

Julie said...

That's such good news for you and your family.

Vickie said...

Oh the power of prayer!♥

ariadne said...

I am glad your mum is doing better. Surely the nursing home is the best solution no matter how much it hurts. Couldn't they both stay together at a nursing home?AriadnefromGreece!

Valma said...

your mum is so strong
I keep thinking of you 3 a lot
sending your lot's of strength
big hugs
xxxx

stitcheranon said...

I am so pleased she is ok. Prayers that a solution can be found to keep everyone reasonably happy.

Faith... said...

Glad to hear that your mother is improving. I will continue to keep both of your parents in my prayers!

Shebafudge said...

So pleased to hear such positive news about your mum. I hope your dad is ok too. It will be hard for all of you but prayers will continue for you all xx

Justine said...

Thanks for sharing that lovely photo. Prayers continue for you all x

Linda said...

Oh Kaye, that is such good news. Still sending prayers, hugs and happy thoughts your way.

Linda

valerie said...

Great news Faye! I'm glad your mom is improving. Maybe there is a facility your dad can live in with your mom. I can understand how he must feel having lived with someone for so long. I hope you find a solution for them both and that they continue to improve.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Such a relief and such a worry for you! At least she will be well looked after in a Nursing Home, they really are the best places for the frail elderly. And your Dad will be able to visit as much as he wants without the worry of the looking after her.
(((hugs)))

Wagapapa said...

Hi Kaye,

I'm very happy that your mum's health is improving.

Lots of love, hugs and prayers from here.

xoxo

♥ Nia said...

Glad to hear some good news :) Keep your faith sweetie! I hope your Mum will continue to recovery well!!
hugs!!!

ricketyjo said...

Thinking of you and your dear family... lots and lots of love. xxx

Anne said...

Just read your post about your Dear mom. So sorry to hear that you and your family have been going through so much. She really does sound like a determined lady that will continue to live for many more years. Change like that is so hard, especially when it's your partner of so many amazing years. I can only imagine the heartache your Dad will feel. Sending you lots of love, hugs and prayers from across the water. xoxo

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