Saturday, 30 July 2011

A change of plan

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! 

11 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

My thoughts are with you all,Deb.

Denise said...

(((((hugs))))) to you all - a rotten old time and am thinking of you lots x x x

Cheri said...

So sorry to hear this Deb. Thoughts are with you and your hub at this time.

Photographing Mom said...

so sorry, Deb. Said a prayer for you and your family.

Ginger said...

I'm so sorry to hear of this Deb. Thoughts Are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Sandra said...

I'm so sorry to hear, you and your family are in my thoughts

Amy said...

Take care Deb, I am sending all our love and support to you, your husband and the kids.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oh Deb, my heart goes out to you. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Rinda

Sian said...

I'm so very sorry to hear this Deb. Thinking of you and sending you love from us all here x

Beverly said...

Just catching up on my reading, so sorry that you FIL is doing so poorly and that you aren't able to get away. Lifitng up a prayer for him now.

Becky said...

Only just got around to reading all your posts this week and am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.