A quick post (I keep losing internet access still - very frustrating) to update you all.
I'm still grateful to the same people as last week, for the same reasons, but have to add:
Online friends who've sent me hugs, sparkles ,prayers and messages - I'm grateful for them all.
Other friends who phone to check on how I'm coping and to ask after Dad.
My brother who took some time off work to share the load at the beginning of the week - we had a wonderful walk on Tuesday with Sam and Max (our dogs) - the sun was shining and it was great to be out in the fresh air - even though our route took us through the local cemetery.
Dad's friends from his local who took it in turns to visit him last weekend - he was really pleased to see them and he brightened up.
Dad is getting weaker by the day, can no longer sit up and is sleeping most of the time. I had a sitter from the local hospice last night and it was bliss to be able to sleep through. Thanks Denise.
More district nurses are calling now (he has an injection to help him settle for the night) and I am in awe of their gentleness and professionalism.
And finally ...thanks to Max for being my constant companion..he is becoming very well known...every nurse and carer who visits knows about him having been told how friendly he is ... Max just laps up the attention as his due!