Never Say Never
Monday, November 26, 2012
I've been very quiet lately, haven't I?
And quite anti-social too. In a social-media kinda way. Although I am slowly gravitating back towards my snuggly little social media niche.
You can rest assured though- it's me, not you.... and I do still care about you all!
I just don't have a lot to say right now, or perhaps I don't know what to say? Which, admittedly, is a new one for me!
I'm finding this phenomena very, very strange. People deal with stuff in different ways and I've long since hailed blogging as being free therapy. Which it is, absolutely, yet right now I find myself pulling away from it.....
Admittedly it has been an emotional roller coaster of a few weeks.
To update, without boring you or being too revealing, the patient continues to confound and baffle the medics. Good for her I say. The Tough Decision was made and the patient returned from whence she came, without much hope.
However, as is her wont, the patient clearly has other plans for herself and is alert and chatting to people at times. Even calling them by name. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, you silly medics!
I am a tad upset that the doctors didn't listen to the possible alternative reasoning for her presentation but, onwards and upwards, as much as is possible.
The situation remains serious but like I say she is such a fighter. We must acknowledge that and patient care must and will be patient led. Part of the dilemma? To feed may cause aspiration (as might ones own saliva) but to not feed will cause starvation. Turns out it's not such a tough decision after all. Not really... not if you let the patient lead you. And you have a team behind you who know her well :-)
In fact it's onwards and upwards on all fronts here, as my horrible three week long cough-from-hell and sleepless nights abate and the Pre-Teen returns to school, all hail and hearty! Finally!
So, we'll continue on this roller coaster ride and see how it all goes. What will be will be...
And we'll have no wallowing in doom and gloom.
I've a nice bottle or two of Pinot Grigio for that, a perfect wallowing vintage.