A Dad in hospital (has been for most of this year and a good portion of last year)...
He's looking great.... he's healed almost COMPLETELY up... his PICCline is out....He's doing awesomely!
A Mum living in the "emergency accomodation" at Middlemore Hospital for the last 8 weeks
Now this might not seem like a "biggie" ... but having Mum stuck in Auckland...staying in a dorm-like room that sleeps 9 people (strangers) for 8 weeks, can have its fair share of "worries" and stressors.
Imagine knowing your little (and she's small......just over 5ft) white (not that colour REALLY has anything to do with it.... but she's in South Auckland remember)....almost 60yr old Mummy, is living in a place where she is sometimes the ONLY person there (upside: she doesn't have to put up with other peoples smells/noises etc... downside: it's quite lonely, and scary in that room...right out by the parking lot, with the trains going by at all hours etc.....) Another down point is, that people can arrive at all hours of the day and night... at one time Mum was awoken by the door swinging open at 3am and a HUGE maori guy with dreads/tatts coming in to stay and she was the only one there!!!!. Turns out the dude was quite lovely, and had a son in hospital, and she quite enjoyed his company for the 3 days he was there.... But... I often found some nights my brain was racing...I was worried for all the "what if's" I made her make sure she had the security guys number in her phone and it ready to go at any time of the night.... I also had to really hanker down and pray for protection for her... otherwise I would have gone a bit mad I think!!! It got to the point that when we'd pray as a family at night... Kendyl (3yrs) would pray.. "and dear God, bless my Nana and look after her, protect her from the dinosaurs......???????????/" hahaha.. she'd thought Nana was at significant risk from the dinosaurs bless her little heart!
A Sis in law who's waiting to hear what the "Mass" she has in her abdomen is
My awesome sis in law has been in the worst pain ever for several months now.... and finally they scanned her...and went "OH"...... and found the "Mass". Now 2 weeks after being discharged from hospital....she is still on significant amounts of pain medications, and still in debilitating pain at times...... and still waiting to see what the medical and surgical teams want to do about said Mass,.......and still trying to be a Mummy/Wife to her family and "function as normal"........and trying to remain Positive while waiting for a "real" diagnosis/prognosis.
|My sis in law|
Another waiting game..... waiting to see how much more pain he can tolerate... waiting for the Doctors to go in and do something about it.... all the while trying to live a normal life....
An Aunty (in law) who's having treatment after the removal of 2 brain tumors in Jan
See ya round xxx