The boring bit.... Mum... she was transferred to the 'local' hospital The Great Western on 12th March - she was meant to be there just for a day or two!!! She had several UTI's and long spells of major confusion - the hospital were all for sending her to a home as a sufferer of dementure - until I made a major fuss for them to re scan her brain - although she was very very confused, doing and saying some of the strangest of things (v. upsetting) I knew she could not have become demented so fast!! They finally agreed to a scan earlier this week. The result - fluid build up on the brain !!! See I knew it would be something other than a UTI!! She was transferred back to the John Radcliffe Hospital last night and will have surgery today sometime. They hope to put in a shunt (?) some sort of drainage from brain to stomach to naturally remove the fluid. I'm hoping that she comes back a little better. Much as I love her I sure disliked my mother when she was well and I am not prepared to have her hidden away and ignored. I want her back the way she was so I can continue to dislike and disagree with her !!!
Nicer bit ....... my baby was 21 on Thursday 17th April. She is here on the right with her 23 year old brother!!I took her out to dinner and she had a party last night (I was not invited!! THANKFULLY)!! For the last 19 out of her 21 years I have made her a Harriet Hedgehog birthday cake and still had to take one this time! Only to make her laugh instead of using only chocolate buttons for the spines I added about 12 white chocolate buttons - after all when you get this old you do have grey hairs !!! (We did take a photo but it's till on the camera with her so I will show you another day!) Have just spoken to my baby a few minutes ago - she has the worst every headache!!! but she did have a great time!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY my love!
OK the interesting bit (??) Textile art ...... Well I have been working on my first assessment piece for the HH course. I'm not showing you it yet - but here is a close up to tease you!! I have a couple of minor projects on the desk at this time too but I will show you them as soon as I get going!!
It's good to be back and feeling less guilty!!