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LOVELY BUT TRAGIC. good news update.

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Paula+

Paula+ Report 19 Jul 2013 19:02

I am sending your brother my best wishes and hope he is recovering and will be able to cope with what lies ahead. Best wishes to you too, what a terrible time you are going through. Take care.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 20 Jul 2013 05:21

He might become more interested in a prosthetic leg when he gets to the rehab place, and sees others trying them.

Hope he stays strong to recover from this massive change to his life, losing the awful pain he had will help I expect.

Lizx

martynsue

martynsue Report 21 Jul 2013 19:10

sunday,

today we took my brother out in a wheelchair,it was only to the shop in the hospital and to get a cup of tea he loved it.
mind you he leaned over and asked me-- they are not taking my other leg away are they,no I said they are just going to help you move around with just one leg,oh good he said.
he look's so well,no drip's ,just his normal medication.
he should go to rehab in a couple of day's just waiting for a bed to come free.
he is wanting to get on with thing's so he can go home,he asked me today if he still had his house.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Jul 2013 19:37

oh Martyn - my heart goes out to you and your brother - thank goodess he has you by his side <3 <3

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 21 Jul 2013 20:07

All the luck in the world for your brother Martyn, l do hope the physio is soon and helps. Bless him thats so good he wants to get on and get home:))

Take care of you??

jude xx

martynsue

martynsue Report 25 Jul 2013 17:35

just his luck.
he passed everything and was ready to come home,guess what he has now got a infection in his liver,
no idea how he got it,he is now on intravenious antibiotic's.
they did a blood test and his white cell's had risen to double what they should be.
he should be home in a couple of day's.

I have to say that today when I went in to see him he looked like he has just spent a fortnight sunbathing,he's got a good tan going on.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 25 Jul 2013 20:59

Oh dear Sue, your poor brother, he seems to be getting everything. I hope he can knock this one on the head too.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 26 Jul 2013 04:37

Oh poor man, he's going through the mill. Is he not going to rehab now?

Hope the infection is soon dealt with and he can get on to the next stage of recovery.

I was the same colour when I was born or soon after, had jaundice as new babies do sometimes. My dippy mother thought I was that colour cos my Dad had been in the Army in Egypt and similar places the year before!!! Doh! I ended up a pale skinned person, always been asked if I am anaemic when I was younger, before I could use makeup to help.

Lizx

martynsue

martynsue Report 26 Jul 2013 18:46

they are keeping him on the intravenious antibiotics over the weekend,his reading's from his daily blood test's are sky high,the doctor said there is no way that they can discharge him until they start to come down.
apart from his colouring,(he looked a bit better today.) he is on fine form,
because of his confusion he kept saying to the doctor,i can sit in my chair at home the way I am sitting in here,he does not feel ill so he get's confused as to why he is there.
he said he did not want to go to rehab,he said he would not wear a artificial leg if they made him one.
as he does not walk outside due to the cerebella,(now only having one leg also)he only goes out when I take him.
someone who need's the service may as well take his place.

liz I did laugh at your mum's thought's. classic.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 27 Jul 2013 02:24

Glad I gave you a laugh Sue, and hope your brother will stabilise soon so he can go home and feel a bit happier. Such a worry for you all.

Lizx

martynsue

martynsue Report 29 Jul 2013 18:00

saw the doctor today ,his blood is now normal,he can come home tomorrow.
he will be discharged with antibiotic's and all his other medication.
he will have a follow up appointment at the james paget hospital (only a couple of miles from us ). the Norfolk and Norwich is 26 miles away,only 2 more journey's to do.it has been draining in this hot weather doing 50ish miles every day for the last 18 day's.
he is so happy he was full of smiles all visiting today,unlike yesterday when I had to leave him in tear's as he could not understand why he could not come home with me.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 29 Jul 2013 18:36

lovely news Martyn - no doubt you'll have a package of care to help you look after him? Do tell him that we're all rooting for him and are pleased he is back home where he want to be

Ann XXX <3 <3 <3

Renes

Renes Report 29 Jul 2013 18:55


happy for you both <3

Mersey

Mersey Report 29 Jul 2013 18:58

Fantastic news :-D <3

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 29 Jul 2013 20:14

Great news xxxxxx <3

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 29 Jul 2013 20:42

Sue, I am so pleased the outlook is brighter for your brother and you with him home and you having less travelling to do, altho you will have your work cut out looking after him at home I expect, at least you will see a smilier face I hope.

Best of luck to you all, it's not going to be easy but better than when your brother was in such pain.

Lizx

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 30 Jul 2013 10:14

Hello Martyn....brilliant news, hope all works out for you and your brother and that you get some help. You're a star and he'd be lost with out you <3

Take care
jude

martynsue

martynsue Report 30 Jul 2013 18:16

well he is home now,
a long day,after the doctor told him he could go home he got someone to use the mobile we left him to call me,can you come and get me he said,i told him I was on the way,i got there at about 12.15.i asked him if he had his tablet's,i don't need any he said oh yes you do I replied,the nurse told me they were waiting for pharmacy to deliver his medication to the ward.
he got in his wheel chair and we went for a coffee,he then refused to go back to the ward as he said they might change their mind's.
I had to park him up by the front door in the wheelchair he sat there for 3hrs,the only day we have had heavy rain,i got him home at about 4.15,he was singing all the way once we came through the barrier's at the hospital.
the hard work will start tomorrow as he was exhausted by the time he got in,all he wanted was his reclining chair and a decent cup of strong tea.

thank you all for your support this last 3 week's.

Joeva

Joeva Report 30 Jul 2013 18:48

What a wonderful sister you are your brother is so lucky to have you as his carer. <3


All best wishes to you both for the future.


Take care of yourself too.

Jo

Paula+

Paula+ Report 30 Jul 2013 18:58

I am glad he is home safe with you, I am sure this is where he is happiest. You are doing a fantastic Job, just remember to look after yourself too.