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Saturday, December 11, 2010

A sad time.

 Last Saturday night when we were sliding around the Lakes roads my mum was being rushed into hospital late on with a burst bowel. We found out on Sunday morning that it was a difficult operation which took 4 hrs and the surgeon only gave her a 10% chance of coming through it.
 When we finally got home and visited her she was seriously ill in intensive care.

Yesterday morning the hospital rang to say we needed to come to visit her and be prepared for the worst. If anybody knows how you prepare for the worst i would like to know.
The family sat around the bedside for 24 hours and held her hand and brushed her hair and told her we loved her loads.
We breathed every struggling breath for her and at 6 o’clock this morning she left us to join my dad.
We are all upset as you can imagine but we are relieved that her suffering is now past.

The staff of Salford Royal Intensive Care Unit and Ward B1 were fantastic and we cannot praise and thank them enough for making her last hours bearable and so that she could go in peace.
We will miss her so much.
R.I.P Mum 10.01.1929 - 11.12.2010

21 comments:

blogpackinglight said...

Many condolences. Hold on to the wonderful memories.

Martin Rye said...

My condolences Alan. I hope in the days ahead you find comfort in memories you have of your mum.

Phreerunner said...

Very sorry to hear that Alan. Our thoughts are with you.
Martin and Sue

Alan Sloman said...

I am sorry to hear your news, Alan. It's a heartbreaking time.

It's good to hear how our beleaguered NHS manages at time like this to really come up trumps.

My thoughts are with you.
All the best
Alan

Laura said...

I'm sorry to hear your sad news.

Mac E said...

My Condolences Alan.

James Boulter said...

I'm very sorry to hear such sad news, your post brought a lump to my throat.

Trekking Britain said...

Sorry to hear your ad news too Alan. Hope she had a good life.

afootinthehills said...

We are very sorry to hear your sad news Alan. Our thoughts are with you.

Gibson and Lynne

-maria- said...

My condolences, Alan. She was happy to have such a loving family. I wish you all the best.

The Odyssee said...

Our thanks go to all of you who have sent lovely comments. It has been quite a traumatic week and although we have lost a mum, a nan, aunt, a sister and a friend we are pleased that her suffering is now over.

The NHS were truly amazing, attentive as much as any 5 star hotel.

Obviously there is much now for us to do over the following week, i will read as many of your posts as time allows and i will resume posting as soon as possible.

Regards...Alan and all the family.

markswalkingblog said...

Alan - sorry to hear of your sad news. A very difficult time I am sure.
Mark

Tina said...

I am sorry to hear that. Life is short and i hope she had a good one. One Day the time for my parents will come too, this will be hard for me.

Remember the good times and look forward. Be happy, spending so much great time in the beautiful nature.

Tina

The Weekend Dude said...

Really sorry to hear your sad news Alan. Thinking of you in these tough times.

Karl said...

Alan-really sorry to hear of your loss. I know only to well how you feel and if it's any consolation i found that remembering the good times helps you get through the bad.
Regards,
Karl

Mark said...

Alan, My mother too died in hospital with me holding her hand. It's a blessing for her and for you. Best wishes. Mark

Eiran Cooper said...

My condolences.

The Odyssee said...

To All.
Your words of condolence are a great support at this time. Many thanks for them....Alan

Maz said...

When my Nan died last year, I went to a place that she and I shared together - just us - and I made myself think not only of all the fantastic things we talked about together - she loved to talk, my Nan - and also that she was now in a far better place and was no longer in pain. My best wishes to you and your family - I hope that there comes a time when you are able to remember her with a little less pain.

The Odyssee said...

Thanks Maz, its been a tough week.

Lisa Eachus said...

RIP Nan Happy Mothers Day, missed by all xx

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