It's always great to hear from you too. I hope you and Pauline managed to enjoy Barcelona, I hear that it's a lovely city, and no doubt the weather was lovely also. The last month has been really hectic so I'm glad to get it over with to be honest. We couldn't get a caravan for them but managed to get a room in a nice guest house not too far from here. Bit of a nightmare only having a small room, but it was all we could get on such short notice once they got the start date for the renovations. The owner of the guest house is reallly nice though and has treated them really well. And the building work is now finished so they get home tomorrow once the house is all cleaned. Ive been going down to see them about 3 or 4 times a day and taking them out and stuff so they can get out of the room a bit and also taking them out for their meals at night. At least the weather here has been scorching the last few weeks so that has been a bonus.
Dad now goes to day care twice a week and he is still loving it. Friday it is all men so the humour there is different compared to Tuesdays which is mixed, they seem to like his lousy jokes! The doctor there has been really happy with his blood test results recently so that is good news. In all the time dad has been away, he has only had one lousy day which he just slept through. He has had no re-appearance of any jaundice and only the occasional twinge in his side where the stent is, his urine is also normal colour. Day care is working out great as it is very informal and relaxed and I can speak to the doctor and specialist nurses every time we go and talk about anything at all. Dads appetite has shown no signs at all of reducing and he is certainly enjoying his full cooked breakfasts every day at the guest house! I definitely could not eat the amount that he is eating every morning, he is eating like a horse! So all in all, I'm really pleased with how he is doing right now. It's his 65th on the 12th so that is something to look forward to.
Mum saw her COPD nurse 2 weeks ago and her lung and breathing tests have all improved which is good. She still cant walk too far, but that has also improved over this year. She is underweight though and her nurse wants her to put on weight so she is on Skandia shakes every day for the next month. One positive to come out of having to move out for 3 weeks is that mum was forced to go out every day for an evening meal as they dont do that at the guest house. So we hired a wheel chair for the month so she could get out and she is now loving being out a lot more than the last few years. When they go home, we are going to buy her her own wheel chair so that she gets out more. It will just be a small fold up one that I can keep in the boot of my car. Getting out a lot has done wonders for her moods so it's something I want her to keep doing.
I will be glad when they get home and things can get back to some level of normality again. They tried to treat this time as a holiday and have enjoyed lots of it, but this week it has been getting to be a bit of a drag for them. Living in the one room, it felt as if they were living on top of one another a bit, so they are looking forward to getting home tomorrow. Now we just need to sort out what is going into their new kitchen.
Sorry for hi-jacking your thread and rambling on!
Best wishes and a safe flight home.
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