Friday, 16 February 2007

What a week !

Sorry its taken me some time to get the next part of Charles Pickering’s story to you , we have had an anxious week ,at lunch time on Monday, we had a phone call from Tina ,the manager of the home that Aunty Kitty(Maurice’s Aunty) is in ,to say that Aunty Kitty is really very ill ,Michael and Jackie(Maurice’s brother and sister in law) were with her  ,as was the priest who had come to the home to administer the last rites ,the ambulance was called and she was being to admitted  to hospital ,We really didn’t expect her to survive she is very frail ,and the bug she had succumbed too ,was particularly virulent, she was put on a drip ,and given strong antibiotics as well as fluids ,was being barrier nursed and when we went to see her yesterday ,we donned aprons and gloves ,She looked so frail , like a little girl, lying there ,but perked up when she saw us ,still looking very poorly, but still with her sense of humour, Maurice was singing one of her favourites to her,’ I’d like to get you on a slow boat to China ,”I Don’t want to go to China today!”, she said   We both decided she isn’t out of the wood yet .But she’s a tough old girl so we continue to pray.

Now its Friday late afternoon, Michael has just rung, to say tests have been done and Aunty Kitty is now free of the bug, and is going back to the care home this evening, I suppose they need the beds! ! !     I won’t forget I owe you the second part of Life on Britannia..

Janxx

 

40 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Just popping in to say hi. {{ }}
Sug

tillywooat62 said...

Hi Jan, Sorry to hear about your Aunt Kitty, but pleased that she is on the mend again, looking forward to the next part of Britannia,
take care Lynne xx

tellsg said...

I am so glad that Aunty Kitty lives to fight another day.  Must have been some great nursing there and a fighting spirit.  Hugs.  Terry x

labdancer51 said...

Hello Jan,  I`m so pleased to hear that Aunt Kitty has recovered from her illness, it must have been a dreadful time for you all.
Love Sandra xxxx

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elainey2465 said...

Awwww Jan - must have been quite a trauma for you all - bless Aunty Kitty I hope she continues to get better. Lainexxxxx

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drb1064 said...

So glad to hear Aunty Kitty is on the mend I know how worried you both were. Hope she makes a full recovery.
Love
Debbie

innxdoor said...

awww Jan, so good to hear she is recovered enough to go home. Terrible place to be when you think of all the germs running amuck in hospital. Most doctors don't like to keep people in for fear of just that...more sickies!  God Bless you and keep you all well and away from the virus's. :))))))))Doreen

msecz said...

Im glad she is feeling better. My daughter in law is in the hospital with something too... a scary time isn't it... take care, Sandra

madcobug said...

I am glad that Aunty Kitty is doing better. Hugs, Helen

stijoan said...

sorry to hear about aunty kitty.
i hope she gets better soob Jan.
love Joanne

pharmolo said...

Good wishes to your auntie Kitty on a speedy recovery, Jan

lindapaterson177 said...

Good luck & good health to Aunty Kitty...
luv bella xx

jckfrstross said...

glad aunt kittty is doing better:) have a good weekend

Deb

siennastarr said...

Wow!  Aunt Kitty sounds like one strong lady!  Yaay for her!  Glad she is better!

Have a nice weekend, Jan!

Hugs and love
jackie

marainey1 said...

I'm glad Aunt Kitty is doing better. I know how nerve wracking that can be .  She sounds like a such a dear character and I'm sure everyone was very concerned. I will be looking forward to Part 2.  'On Ya' - ma

nightmaremom said...

I'm glad Aunt Kitty is doing better.. she sounds like a fighter!  
Will send some prayers her way.
love ya
d

lsfp1960 said...

Aren't we blessed to have antibiotics at our disposal?  Just think 100 years ago, so many people passed away from the most innocent of diseases.  I bet she'll feel much better when she gets back to her own room.    Love those graphics !  Linda in Washington state

kategshepherd said...

Hi mum and pops - i hope that you are both ok. Been thinking of you all week and haven't rung cos i knew you were busy. Glad Aunty Kitty is coming home. she will feel better. Tell her i will visit her soon! Tell her your Kitty sends her love. you two take care also - love you both oceans.

mariealicejoan said...

So glad your Aunt Kitty recovered and was able to come home!  Looking forward to the second part of Life On Britannia!
Marie
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kirkbyj05 said...

I'm a great believer in prayer.  So auntie Kitty is being placed on my list Jan.  She certainly is a fighter.  So glad she is back home amongst familiar faces and comforting familiar objects.
Looking forward to the next episode...when you can find the time...Jeanie

astoriasand said...

Oh Dear Jan,
I am so sorry to read Aunt kitty has been out of sorts.My aunt at 93 was just the same.They are tough  old sticks the older end.She fought and fought breast cancer at 92 until finally the medication got he better of her and I finally lost her poor thing.She was a wondergirl,just as Mauric's Aunt Kitty sounds.Yes they would need the beds.It makes me angry though at times,because I always say in hospital you arei n the best hands with everything there at the touch of a button.Well in some hospitals, lets say.I laughed at the song Not heard that one for a long time.I wish I was on a slow boat to china just now it would be wonderful LOL!!I hope she continues to feel better and give her a hug from me.Bless her.Have a wonderful week/end if you can and I look forward to the second episode of Brittania in earnest.God Bless
Astoriasand htt://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

nedmoh said...

Sorry to hear Aunty Kitty has been ill and had to go to Hospital,glad shes abit better and able to go home .Bless Maurice for singing to her .You must have been very worried about her ,as you've said how frail she is.Take care .......Love Jeanxx

lindachapmanuk said...

Oh I am sorry that you and Maurice and the family have had such a worrying week. I know you all think the world of Aunty Kitty! She is tough as well as frail by the sounds of it ! bless her! Linda xx

sarajanesmiles said...

Glad to hear that Aunty Kitty is over the bug, how worrying that must have been for you all.  
Sara   x

egre328 said...

I do hope Aunty Kitty will be alright.  Eileenx

wldconnie said...

Glad to hear Aunty Kitty is on the mend. It is wonderful how they rally round. Hope all goes more smoothly on your weekend. Love Conniex

ukgal36 said...

Glad Aunt Kitty is getting better.. have a great weekend..
hugs
Lyn

jaymact1 said...

Glad you have had better news the winter is such a hard time for the elderly.  Love Joan

cacklinrosie101 said...

Jan, your Aunt Kitty is truly amazing!  What a will she must have to fight off that bug.  Have yourself a wonderful weekend.  Love the tag at the top.  Love xx Chris

rdautumnsage said...

I'll keep Maurice's aunt in my prayers on the smoke hon!! Have a great weekend!
(Hugs) Indigo

ally123130585918 said...

Jan I am so pleased Aunt Kitty is holding her own ~ and has got rid of that bug ~ will keep her in my thoughts and prayers ~ Ally x

blpltt said...

Great to hear Aunty Kitty is holding her own - they don't make `em like that these days !  Bunny xx

susanebunn said...

Jan, I am so relieved that your Aunti Kitty is on the mend and out of the woods.  it must be terrible to be of that age, and have to suffer through the flu like that.  Bless!

Love,
Susie
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lanurseprn said...

Poor Auntie....To be that age and have such a virulent bug. How awful!  Best wishes to her and your family.
Pam

jmoqueen said...

I'm glad Aunty Kitty is okay and pulled through :-)  

jenny

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oddb0dkins said...

Hope Aunt Kitty pulls through Jan. B. x

astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...

Thanx for your comment in my journal, its great to be back in J/Land i have really missed all my cyber friends.  I do hope you and Maurice are keeping well and i hope Maurice's aunt Kitty will be ok too...Best Wishes!

Astra!

plieck30 said...

Wishing Aunty Kitty the best. Paula

jlocorriere05 said...

Poor Aunty Kitty, I'm glad she got over the bug quickly. It must have been a worrying time for you all. I hope she makes a full recovery, she's tougher than she looks! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

jacksj989 said...

How wonderful that Kitty is getting better again.

John.