Oh Crapola!

I just feel awful! I’ve been in bed all day, since I got home from therapy! I’ve been mostly sleeping!
I seem to have a heavy head cold! My nose feels all blocked up and I feel crappy!
I took some cold meds and am trying to just rest!
I dont think I’ll go into work today! And I cant go get my flu jab either!
They wont give you the jab if your ill!
So I think it is going to just be a resting kinda day for me today!
I need to take more meds soon!
I do feel really awful!
It kinda came on out of nowhere! I thought it was an after effect of our therapy session at first, but now I dont think it is!
If you can, please send me some positive vibes and or good thoughts!

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Eileen!

Eileen is better, yay! We texted her this morning, and she texted back and said she’s doing better, feeling better.

The kids are thrilled! They’d wanted to send her a text last night, but I said no. I thought she was probably too sick to get a text, and I was thinking she might not be in the mood for the kids so I wouldn’t allow them to text her.

So this morning they were like, lets text her! So we did!

She offered us a session tomorrow, but I couldn’t take it, as I have college at the time she offered us. I texted her and said I could do Thursday, but I don’t know if she can, but if she cant, its ok.

I’m just happy she’s feeling better again!

Its such a relief to know she’s ok!

This is the hard part about my job

Found out today at work another of my clients is dying. He has cancer. He only found out last Monday. He’s been in hospital for a while now having tests. He’s almost 80 years old.

I felt very sad for him. He’s had no quality of life now for a while. He’s been really ill, and he’s had a few falls also. He’s been in and out of hospital for a good few months now.

My supervisor said she was taking him off of our service. She said he’s too sick to talk. So I never got to say goodbye. That was hard. I wished I could have said a final goodbye to him.

I guess this is the hard part about my job. Things happen suddenly. Clients get ill and die. And there really is no closure.

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Sad news about my cousins new baby

Remember a few days ago I told you my cousin christine had a baby? And we all thought everything was fine with them? Well it wasnt.

When the baby was born he looked ok. But he didnt make any sound. He cried I think at birth but then once in the ward afterwords he never made a sound, or moved. He had tiny ears, and he wasnt feeding properly.

The doctors came that evening, and looked him over. It turns out he has downs syndrome. He is also deaf. His ear canals arent developed properly.

His heart and lungs are very weak too. He’s gone to neonatal and is in an incubator now. We dont know if he’ll make it. We’re hoping he will but literally its hour to hour. He’s very very ill.

If you pray please pray he’ll pull through.

We’re all devastated. Its awful. How something as happy as the birth of a new baby can turn into heartache within hours. Its so so sad.

Please pray he’s going to make it. I know he’s badly disabled, but my cousin can deal with that. We just want him to live.

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Dads best friend died

You remember some weeks back I told you that my dads friend, his best friend, was dying? And at the time he went to visit him? His friend had a huge tumour on his lung, it was inoperable. Well he died last night, at 2 AM this morning, its so sad.

My dad is so upset. Naturally he is. His friend is being cremated. His cremation is happening today. I thought it was happening pretty quick, but maybe that’s what he wanted.

Before the cremation, he’s reposing at the funeral home for a few hours. I don’t know though, why he’s reposing, as that’s not what he wanted, since he was all swollen up, his head, hands, legs etc were all swelled up for the last few weeks before his death.

My dad is finding it extremely difficult to cope. He’s not good at showing emotions. You can tell he’s upset but he doesn’t want to let me in, he really doesn’t want to admit how upset he actually is about the whole thing.

He only saw his friend that one time before he died. He did tell me that the reason he didn’t go see him again is that he didn’t want to remember him being ill, he wanted to remember him the way he used to be.

That’s fair enough I suppose. He’s worried now about seeing him today in the funeral home. He said he will probably look awful. And he’s worrying about having that image of him burned into his mind.

I hope he’ll be able to cope. I worry about him. I hope it wont be too hard for him to see his friends dead body.

If you pray, please pray my dad will be ok.

I’d appreciate it. thanks, guys!

Parents friend

My parents are going to visit their long time friend this morning. He’s dying. He hasn’t got long to live.

He’s been asking to see them. He’s got a tumour on his lung. Poor guy. I feel for him.

I don’t envy them having to visit him, I think it will be hard, visiting someone whose dying isn’t going to be easy.

What do you say? How do you handle it? I don’t think I could do it.

I do think though that its good they will go, before he passes on. It will be good for them to be able to say a goodbye. This may be the last time they see him.

Little update

I slept well last night. I woke up feeling a little better today. The pain is still there but it has lessened. I took my morning antibiotic, and will take my afternoon one around 4 PM. I am not doing much today, mom and my sis went to a local nature park, I decided that I needed to stay home, to get well. I’ve been reading, and enjoying that. My tummy still hurts a little. The pain was quite bad, and its taking a while for it to go away completely. I don’t have a fever though which is good. I never had one which I am very glad about. I’m still taking pain relief but my urine has stopped burning, and overall I feel a lot better. I think the worst is over now.