Those of you who know me via Facebook will have seen that our plans for an 11 day relaxing holiday in Cala Llonga, Ibiza were cancelled in the early hours of this morning. My father in law who is 87 has been in hospital for various age related illnesses in the last six months but has managed to bounce back from them. His latest problem has been breathing related and on Wednesday he was stronger, with different medication and the doctors were talking about him coming home. However, infection set in on Thursday morning and on Friday the doctor called my husband to say that she was very concerned about him and there was a serious infection that his frail old body was trying hard to fight. My husband said we were due to leave for holiday at 4am this morning and what did she think we should do. She indicated that he is not going to get better from this and it is just a matter of time, could be days, weeks or even months.
There was no way that my husband could have gone on holiday leaving that scenario behind him and so we cancelled the holiday and he will be on daily visiting duties instead.
It's a tough thing, this has been a horrible year for us one way or another and we both badly needed a total break to rest, relax and soak up some sun but there will be other holidays. My husband would never have forgiven himself if he wasn't around to offer his mother support at this very painful time.
Putting up that August blog header was obviously tempting fate!