Sunday, August 01, 2010

Coming home!

HE'S COMING HOME TODAY.
He's been in hospital for 4 weeks and I never thought he'd come home. It's been horrible trying to talk with him intimately while the other patients in the ward beep and groan and snore. There's been the odd episode of explosive diarrhoea (not Richard's I might ad) and codes blue when the guy in the next bed has a bad fit which is usually once or twice a day. Then there was the episode when Richard went off to go to the toilet and all hell broke loose in the corridor where I'd last seen him. Doctors came running from everywhere, they closed the doors to our ward and pulled screens around the doors and the patient on the floor and I was left silently and terrifyingly alone - only to see him shuffle out the door of the toilets blinking at all the noise that was going on around him. I've never been so glad to see him upright in all my life.
In other news to hand... the beautiful Maude has arrived from cold old Melbourne. Here she is in the English Bush with Sue Thomas and Roxi ready for our morning walk with the "poo machines", Carryll's dogs. (Yes it was raining)
Sisters and sisters is very very nice.
MY sister Suze and I managed to get an afternoon off and go to Wiveton café for scones and jam and cream........
....and a walk round the spectacular walled garden there.
yes there was some wildlife action too.

7 comments:

Antonia said...

Welcome home Ricardo!!!! How wonderful to start the week with good news. May you both enjoy many long, intimate conversations without squelching noises in the background. Much love, A x x x

JoeyJoJo said...

Thank Antonia my darling Buddy. I'm so excited I can't WAIT to leave those squelching noises behind.

Jenifer said...

Jo Jo its Jen Hallinan from the Mid North Coast, Australia. I just love your blog - and think you are a saint. You Richard and family are constantly on my mind. Your stories are so informative but respectful - its a gift. I hope we meet some time.
About Richard. - I am so very happy for you all he is coming home as you obviously are. Its funny, I have known him a long time though not intimately. However, only in recent times have I 'got' him and appreciated what a really great guy he is. Give hime my love and you all be happy XXXX I watched every video of him playing. Just great.

kelly said...

hooray for coming home! Now you can get all smushy and stuff :-)

Big hugs all around!

susoulo said...

Darling women of East Harling, my daughters ,blessed Joey and dear Suze. So sweet is this blog as it integrates tea, scones, pigs in shit and the loving care of Ricardo.The best of times, the worst of times. It seems the whole world is generating love and energy towards this pinpoint on the map. Suzannexxx

Mardi Sommerfeld said...

More tears from me at the sight of Richard's chubbier cheeks !!! So happy for you all to have some home time together. And so very lovely to see those sisters pics... I know how that feels. Love to the man and love to all the lovely ladies xxxxxxxxx

JoeyJoJo said...

Hey all you lovelies. Thank you for your hearfelt good wishes. It's sooooo nice to have him here (he's asleep upstairs in bed now.)We have fed him on green curry chicken last night,eggs benedict for brekky, then Yusuf and Clarry brought around lunch with home made bread, some salad from the garden and home made humus with beetroot. we are making up for lost hospital dinners at a frantic pace. xxx