Monday, 26 January 2009

Happy days - lemon drink .. the start ..

Today was a big day for my Ma .. I'm not quite sure why it's taken a year .. when you're dying that's quite a long time .. but my Ma is made of 'stern' stuff! Today after over a year .. I was able to give her a thickened lemon drink - granted only half teaspoons .. but how nice for her throat .. to be able to have something to taste & be refreshed with ...

She is such a dear .. but a strong one! .. this pm when I went back she was sleepy, but asked after my uncle & wanted to make sure he was alright. So tomorrow if she's awake sufficiently - I can give her some more of this 'thick 'n easy' flavoured "drink". At least it's something .. heaven help my patience .. nothing was organised, & the Advice sheet was not fully completed, also the specialist had her facts wrong .. I get so frustrated .. why can't people have common sense??!! or for that matter just say 'sorry' .. & take it on board .. it just never happens - people don't think. This is when I have to do a mental turn on my heel & say - stay positive .. count your blessings. I'm counting ....!!


Mike Davis said...

I'm so glad you are there with your mom. It means so much to her, even if she isn't able to acknowledge it. God will bless you for being so supportive. I wish more people were like you hilary.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Mike .. thanks so much - she can and does acknowledge it all the time & is extremely grateful .. her brain is alright .. & we communicate a great deal .. as you'll see in Hilary's Snippets .. once I work out the finer details of getting the blog all organised!

One post coming up will amaze you .. it staggers me ..

Believe Achieve - Hugo and Roxanne said...

Hi Hilary,

Wonderful News! We can only imagine how refreshing that was to Mum. Our Mia, is making progress with you feeding challenges, too! How exciting to hear we're both experiencing success!

Many Blessings....
Roxanne ~ Believe Achieve

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Hugo & Roxanne .. it is brilliant news ..

But I'm so pleased to hear Mia is making great strides .. she looked such a sturdy little soul .. & it's great to hear she's progressing so well .. I can't remember what your other little one is called ..??!!

You and your family have so much hope and success for a fantastic future .. & I do too .. though it'll be in another way .. I can keep her memory alive

To happiness & joy .. Hilary