I haven't been able to blog for much of this month . If you've read this blog in the past you will know that I've been the caregiver for an elderly friend Marie . She was hospitalized over 4 weeks ago and despite all odds is still fighting the good fight . She will however be unable to go back home . Her health is so fragile that she really can't take care of her most basic needs and requires more help than I can give her. Yesterday after much agonizing , a lot of tears on both our parts , she signed the request to go to a nursing home . In the meantime she'll stay at the hospital . This is kind of a good news / bad news situation . She's a uni lingual anglophone patient in a hospital with some staff that cannot always communicate with her as their English language skills are minimal . This has contributed to a feeling of isolation and along with her other health issues is having a terrible effect on her morale. I visit just about every day for a few hours , but really it hasn't helped much , in the end she's alone . I've spoken to the doctors and the social worker and they have done their level best to help her but for the moment she's stuck where she is . I'm getting worn out with the worry and sadness of her situation , which really is the least of it . In the next few weeks I'll be responsible for the dismantling of her life as I pack up her apartment and try to organize what she'll need for the nursing home . The only comfort is that medically she's getting the care she needs . By the way she's still knitting socks !
On a happier note baby Jessey is thriving . He's the happiest, most contented baby, he eats , sleeps and poops . Chantal is nursing him and really enjoys it and has no problems doing it . Lucky baby ! The whole gang is coming for dinner tonight as my father is leaving for Austria on Saturday .Today was the only day we could all get together . The last six weeks have been a blur , with so much going on .