In case anyone was wondering where Emjay and I have been, we are with my father. He had another stroke on Saturday and is very unwell. It has been a very sad, emotional and tiring few days. More so for Emjay who had to fly to San Francisco then to Sydney then hire a car and drive another three hours to get to him not knowing what was happening or if she’d get here in time. But he knew she was coming and we knew he wouldn’t be going anywhere until he saw her.
We’ve had a long year doing the rounds of hospitals and nursing homes with Dad and every trip to hospital just knocks him about more. He was in hospital last week and when he got back to his nursing home he said no more. He made it clear that there would be no more trips to Hospital and we weren’t to send him back there. He said he just wanted to be with his girls, being the girls who work at his home, they are very good to him. When we told them Emjay was arriving yesterday they went to a special effort to spruce him up. A wash, clean sheets, clean pyjama’s, clean teeth.
Anyway I don’t know what will happen over the next few days but thats where we are at the moment – just being with him as much as we can.