Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Mother Courage

Matty was admitted to hospital last Thursday evening. She had a pain in her back which turned out to be a pulmonary embolism. It was Vancouver Brother who was with her when it happened and he and she spent seven hours in A&E before she found a bed. He had to catch his flight out the next morning which was hard on him. But he had a good two weeks with Mum right up until that happened.

The treatment for the pulmonary embolism is tough and Matty isn’t as strong as she was. We are hoping that she will get home soon although the big worry is that her mobility will not be as good.

Matty constantly amazes me these days. Before this double whammy of an illness she used to moan about every little thing. That’s not to say that she didn’t have her troubles but I used to think she was doing pretty well for a woman in her eighties. But since this, the Big Bad Yin, she has been full of courage and spirit. Even yesterday, after a pretty bad day, she was fit to get out of bed in the evening and have a damn good laugh with her visitors. She claimed that the Honorary Granddaughter’s Halloween cupcakes were the reason she was in hospital. Then she cackled like only Matty can.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're tucked in my heart tonight, Nellie. You and Matty too.

Can't help but think Vancouver brother's visit gave Matty a lot of joy.

I hope she'll be home soon, stronger - and laughing at something young Miss Martha gets up to.
Anne

Anonymous said...

That's my auntie Martha. Still putting us all to shame.

Grannymar said...

Thinking of all of you at this time. May the laughs go on for a long time yet!

Ronni said...

Good Thinks. I wish I could help...

Anna said...

God bless...

Brighid said...

Laughter shared is the best medicine

Anonymous said...

Still keeping you and Matty in my thoughts.