Thursday, 30 April 2009

Wel the best laid plans etc. Just after dinner last night I got a call from the Intensive Care Unit at our local hospital. My friend Wendy had failed to recover fully from an operation to pin a broken shoulder and she had given them my number as an emergency contact. It appears that Wendy had had a stroke in the recovery room and they had had to put her on a ventilator. I had a very restless night worrying about her, she has no family alive so her friends are the next best thing. The hospital promised to ring me, regardless of time should they be any change for the worse. Luckily there wasn't. I've spent most of today sitting by her bedside holding her hand and talking to her. She has no movement at all on the left and limited movement on the right. She cannot speak but its still early days. They took the tubes out this morning and she is now breathing on her own.

I guess my sewing days will be limited for the foreseeable future, guess the challenge quilt will be one challenge I'm unlikely to finish. Just goes to show you never know what's round the corner.

4 comments:

McIrish Annie said...

Annette, what terrible news to receive! I hope your friend recovers soon. Both of you are in my thoughts.

Julie said...

Annette, what an awful shock for you. I do hope your friend makes a good recovery. You already have so much to cope with so look after yourself too.

black bear cabin said...

im sorry about your friend, but glad she has someone like you to be there for her.

MargaretR said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Annette. But the news about your mum is good. you can only cope with so much at a time, so take care!