Well, dear ones, the road to recovery seems not to be a smooth one !
On Sunday morning I felt very nauseous, and when the Nurse visited to see to my wound, she advised me that if I felt any worse, I needed medical attention. By mid-afternoon I had vomited small amounts of blood, so I ended up back in hopsital overnight on IV meds and had a gastroscopy on Monday, which showed I had Stage 2 oesophagitis, exacerbated by my painkillers. I have had to go "cold turkey" and manage without any painkillers, and am being aggressively treated for the oesophagitis, which is now under control and not causing me dreadful stomach pain any more.
The CT scan has been done and we are waiting on the results of that. The wound seems to be doing just what it ought so far, and I am very slowly becoming a little more mobile and a little more comfortable every day :-)
Mum, on the other hand, has deteriorated ver rapidly over the last ten days, and at a multi-disciplinary team meeting held at her home on Tuesday, it was evident to all that she now needs 24 hour a day nursing care and it is no longer possible for her to be cared for at home. This has broken my heart, as she has always said she wanted to die in her home, but I was told by the Nursing staff that it truly is necessary. Things have moved quickly, and she is being transferred to a Nursing Care Facility on Friday morning. Please pray that this transition may be a gentle one for her, and cause her as little distress and anxiety as possible, and that she will settle quickly in her new home. There is open visiting, so all her family and friends can go and see her whenever they wish.