Monday, April 07, 2008

Another update

It's all happening here.

Step-father-in-law passed away last Thursday and Mother-in-law is very confused. Her future is still be sorted but Brother-in-law is with her this week.

My own father is still in hospital, but will hopefully have a procedure today and then perhaps go home tomorrow.

Son 1 is to be moved to a new hospital this afternoon due to funding issues. It is another private clinic, but the one where our local NHS Trust has a contract and where he would have originally been placed had there been a free bed. He was not at all happy about the decision and initially threatened to discharge himself, but has now agreed to go, so hopefully the transfer will take place shortly. It is a shame as he had settled really well where he was, but at the same time it was not unexpected. Just another source of stress for his poor long suffering parents as the phone calls have been flying around today!

Three notable things:

1. There was an interesting blog tour visit by author Orna Ross to Caroline's blog yesterday. If you didn't make it, the questions and answers (in the comments box here) are well worth reading.

2. I had a light bulb moment on Saturday when I found the perfect new short course to finish my OU degree, which I hope to take alongside the Advanced Creative Writing in the autumn. It would fit in so well with my future hopes and plans for my writing. But more about that another time...

3. I've finally managed to update bookersatz today, after a rather hectic few days...


Anne Brooke said...

So sorry to hear about the family losses and illnesses - sending hugs and love to you and yours


Casdok said...

Very sorry to hear about your Ster-father-in-law.

Hope Son 1 copes with the change, i know how hard it can be.

Sue Guiney said...

Condolences to you about your step-father-in-law. You are really getting pummelled on all sides. I hope your son settle into his new place and I hope you take care of yourself! xo

Lane Mathias said...

Sorry to hear about your step-father in-law.
You're having a rough ride at the moment. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, your family is having it tough at the moment.

I agree about the question and answer session with Orna. It was very helpful.

CJ xx

Jen said...

So sorry it's all so tough for you at the mo... Hope your son settles in quickly X

Cathy said...

Thanks for all the support, it means a lot.