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