Its been an 'odd' Christmas to say the very least. We have had all the usual good stuff such as the very nice tins of Roses and other sweeties, we have had all the other stuff to deal with as well.
Because of the situation with Mum and Dad we have been busy and trying to sort things out to everyones satisfaction. Dad has had an op, but this has not worked. They had assumed due to his symptoms and the Xrays that they had taken that he had an issue with a hernia. So the operated to fix that only to be unable to find a hernia or anything else in that area. They have stitched him back up and have to look else where for the blockage. He is still unwell with constant sickness but having eaten nothing since boxing day is getting him down. Last night he was really down in the dumps and upset. That makes it hard to visit him as you are not quite sure what is happening. I spoke to the Doctor who said that today they will do a CT scan and that should help them sort out what the problem is. So when we left he had a nasal gastric tube to help with the sickness and a couple of drains in the operation scar. He is uncomfortable and fed up. I hope when we see him today he is a bit better and they know what they are dealing with.
Mum is at home and not overly happy. She needs someone to stay with her overnight as she can't get out of bed to the toilet and can't get back in again afterwards, Dad was helping her but he is out of commission. Social services have paid for three nights with a sitter but won't pay any more, preferring for her to go into short term respite care or make private arrangements. We have made arrangements for the next few nights and then they will visit and carry out an assessment on Tuesday morning. I have no idea what will happen then. Its really difficult for everyone involved. I feel really torn between staying overnight there and trying to look after my own family. My house is a tip and I can't seem to get anything under control. I don't know how this is going to go in the long run but I am exhausted with it all. I hope Tuesday brings some sort of decision for Mum and that the hospital sort dad out as soon as possible.
Here's hoping the New Year brings some better vibes.