Wednesday, December 01, 2004


Today's my dad's 79th birthday. A couple of months ago it didn't look like he would make it. As regular readers know, my dad suffered a very bad stroke at the end of August. He was left for nearly 24 hours before a neighbour raised the alarm and paramedics got to him.

It was touch and go for several weeks, not helped by a bad chest infection. Dad's made slow and steady progress. He can sit up now and his voice is much stronger. However, he still has no mobility in his left side and his cognitive skills are impaired. As a result, he is "confused" a lot of the time.

It was good today that he had his family around him, including my mum who was in respite care the night my dad collapsed. Still a long way to go.

:: Posted by pete @ 22:01