Well, here we are amidst day 24 actually … But I basically haven’t been asleep for any decent length of time since yesterday morning, so it’s kinda still the same day .
The kids had a great work day yest. It was Terry’s birthday, so we had his birthday dinner to look forward to.
In the afternoon, we went to the optometrist to choose frames for new reading glasses with Nanna & Poppy.
Dinner was at a great Chinese restaurant we hadn’t been to before. There were 19 of us.. A great crowd ! My Dad (poppy) was acting rather strange while out to dinner .. To fill in some blanks.. My Dad is in late stage Parkinson’s disease… Anyway.. He basically fell out of his wheelchair more than a few times while at the restaurant, and then had a fall when getting out of the car at home.
My Mum called an ambulance when Dad seemed to be increasingly confused, weak, in pain.. And generally not right.
He has been a little ‘off’ for a few days and we had wondered if he might have an infection brewing as he was displaying very similar behaviors to last time he was hospitalized with a UTI.
My niece Caitlin & I went in the ambulance with Dad. When Dad mentioned he had a sore neck, they organised an X-ray & CT scan.
At 2am, we thought he was heading to the ward, so called Terry to come collect us, but soon after that, they got the results of the CT and informed us that he has a C2 Fracture. For those of you who don’t know, C2 is a vertebrae quite high up in the neck .
They let us (& sleepy Dad) know that he would need to go onto his back and have a neck brace fitted. This was going to prove difficult as Dad is already quite angled to one side due to the Parkinson’s . They modified a collar to fit him temporarily.. And a custom one will be made today.
We were finally heading home at 4am as he was soon heading upstairs to the ward.
I’ve had about 3hrs sleep so far. Now I sit in the schoolroom feeling disgustingly sick I’m so tired.
What keeps me going …
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly. (Proverbs 3:24 NLT)
As well as loads more fantastic scripture !!
So, here’s to some sound sleep heading my way!
Blessings peeps !!!