Well, what can I say, it’s been three months since I last posted on my blog, where have those three months gone?
December – The month of December, like most families, was dominated by planning for Christmas, along with my dad’s birthday (which was on the 23rd December) I arranged a lovely family meal in one of our local hotel restaurants to celebrate dad’s birthday. In attendance was my daughter, granddaughters, son and his fiancé, my dad, myself and my partner. We arranged for a cake to be brought to the table, which dad was delighted with (and blew all the candles out in one go). The meal was lovely and we all had a really good night. As a family we don’t get chance to all be together at the same time, and for me, it was lovely to have my children and granddaughters together to make dad’s birthday a special occasion (he was 84)
January – Dad has been doing well considering all of what he is has been going through over the last two years (as you will know if you have been following my blog). I was getting worried about his weight, which at times has reduced due to him not eating properly on some days (usually when he has been left to his own devices) I do try and bring my dad to my home as often as I can so he can enjoy meals with the family, this gives me chance to make sure he eats well, and spends time in company rather than eat alone.
Dad has had a few blood tests in the last few weeks, his GP was concerned that he may be suffering from a decrease of his kidney functions and he is keen to look into this further. I do hope this can be rectified as I would hate to think it’s something else dad needs to be worried about. Dad is still being cared for long-term by myself, I have not gone back to work yet, still enjoying the time away from work after taking my redudancy, almost a year ago now. I guess I am lucky to have been able to take this break, considering all of the different aspects of dads care that I have taken responsibility for.
Dad is still attending all of his follow up appointments at the different clinics for his various conditions – Parkinson’s, COPD, Memory Loss, Speech & Language Therapy, and now Dietetics (which helps with his diet, and advice on what to eat to sustain his weight, which has dropped at some times) all of the services delivered through the NHS have been very supportive over the last two years since my dads heart attack in April 2015.
February – Looking on the brighter side of life, I have some wonderful news – I have a new addition to my family, and that is an adorable new grandson. My Son & his partner are just over the moon with their new born Son, and he has certainly brought some sunshine into our lives, and this has really brought the smiles out in my dad.
Little George Sebastian was born on the 8th of February 2017 weighing in at 7lb 9oz and he is just so cute. They have named him George, after both their granddads, which is a lovely honour to them both (especially my dad George) I feel so lucky to have two beautiful granddaughters who are aged 10 & 7
The lovely addition of a grandson. .
Our family is growing, and life goes on. . We always have something good to look forward to. . . 💙❤️ My family mean the world to me ❤️💙