Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Life on hold

Life has been a bit different the last week or so, hubby has been in hospital for a deep brain stimulation operation, where electrodes are implanted in the brain and connected to a battery in the chest. The charge from the battery controls the Parkinsons symptoms. David got thru the op well, although it took them three attempts to get the electrodes in. The day after to  op he was wonderful, the next few days not so good, he had swelling on the left side of his brain plus epileptic seizures. So we have had a few worrying days but now he has turned the corner and is getting better. I am not allowed to take a photo of him as he is not happy having a shaved head with bumps!!
While sitting at his bed side I have been working on these
beautiful Teddies in a Teacup, pattern by Michelle Ridgway, I am doing them in three colours, favourites of Jenny's.

and in the evenings doing the hand sewing on this quilt, this is from the Geelong Guild and is a quilt that will go to the Children's hospital. I have been staying with friends 10 mins drive from the hospital so have been super lucky, they are looking after me well!!
Have been home overnight to collect a few things and the mail and just to see the sea again!! Heading back to the hospital in an hour or so.
Happy sewing.

25 comments:

Jacquie Morris said...

Oh goodness.... Pass on my best wishes and smiles to David.... And a speedy recovery 😊
Your stitching is lovely, yes keeping busy is good.
Smiles xx

Melody said...

So sorry to hear there have been these scary complications. Hoping for a speedy recovery for David. Sending you a big hug.

Pamela said...

Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery. Nice stitching!

Julie said...

Had just been thinking we hadnt seen you around in blogland Sue ...& now I know why. My Goodness, what a traumatic time for you all ... do hope Hubby improves real soon & you can get back home again. Your teddy stitcheries are just beautiful, I love that pattern of Michelles. Take care Sue ... thinking of you & sending hugs :-)

Tracy said...

Thinking of you. xo

Fiona said...

Oh my goodness Sue - what a worrying week for you... All my very best to your hubby and I'm so glad to hear he has turned a corner.... It's amazing what they can do these days to help with symptoms. Lovely stitcheries - how would we entertain ourselves at bedsides without them to do?
Hugz

Ondrea said...

So pleased that things are on the up for you now. Love your teddies. (just ensure you don't sew one the wrong way round when attaching to the central hexie like I did!) That charity quilt looks rather nice.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh Sue what a worrying time for you...very scary! So glad David is making progress and I hope he continues to improve. Thinking of you. Glad my little bears kept you company. Sending hugs xxx

shez said...

Hi Sue,so glad David is doing well now and that you Are feeling better with how it is all going,sending big hugs and lots of love my friend xx

Marlene said...

Wishing your husband a speedy recovery and sending hugs to you both. Good to hear you have friends taking care of you as well.

Susan said...

So glad to hear that David is doing well, hopefully the results will keep improving. Don't forget to take care of yourself too. X

Leeanne said...

Holy heck I did wonder where you had got to! Wishing hubby the very best of recovery's and hugs to you in this tough time. Glad you have friends close by for support.

marina said...

Hope hub continues to improve and good to hear that you too are being looked after by your friends close by.
Lovely stitching to pass the time in hospital.

retdairyqueen said...

Thinking of you both
Hope things continue to go well for Hubby
Stitching looks good
Take care xx

Moose-ings said...

Hope things are going well and that hubby gets to go home soon. Thinking of you xxx

theodora said...

Hi Sue,
Wishing you both a successful recovery ...Best best wishes
Barb xxx

Jo said...

Sue, glad to see you are doing ok. Hold in there. We have all got our fingers crossed and are thinking of you and David. Happy you got to see the sea for a bit of fresh air. Take care

Elyte said...

Hope hubby is improving everyday. Take care both of you.

Diane-crewe said...

so glad he is now on the right side of the operation... fingers crossed that all will continue to improve for him .. and you x Lovely stitching to keep you busy x

Christine M said...

Sending get well wishes to David. xx

Anthea said...

Hi Sue, oh I'm sorry to read of the setbacks, but relieved to see hubs is improving - what a worrying time. Totally understandable that he wouldn't want a pic while he's not looking his best!
Hugs xx

desertskyquilts said...

I'm glad things are improving for him. Anything with the brain, or the heart, for that matter, is always scary to me. What a wonderful thing they've come up with, though. I hadn't heard of this before. It looks like you definitely got a lot done. I'm so glad you have friends to be with you. My mother would have called those head bumps a sign of his intelligence - he was smart enough to have the procedure!

Kaisievic said...

Oh, I hope that your dear husband is home from hospital very soon. xxx

Kim said...

Hope everything is going well with your husband's recovery xx

Helen said...

Sorry Sue I'm just catching up, hope David is doing well now, love your stitcheries.xx