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Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Back Home

Hello All,

Back home again in sunny (? - well it was yesterday) France for a short time.  Eric's Mum was eventually moved to a hospital nearer to her home for ongoing therapy and assessment.  We were able to set off back home when Eric's brother and his wife came over from Switzerland to relieve us, so here we are.

The news isn't brilliant, as the stroke seems to have accelerated the dementia we believed she had the first signs of.  It also seems to have affected the left hand side of her vision and she can't see as well as before.   Although it's still early days, the doctors think we may have to consider placing her in a nursing home - at 88 they don't think she'll be able to manage by herself anymore.

We are now making plans to go back around the 18th January for another 3 week stint.  Hopefully during that time decisions will have been made and we can start arranging for her to be settled somewhere.  We did look at a few nursing homes whilst we were there (just in case) and found one that was particularly nice.  Fingers crossed we can get her in.

In the meantime, not much spinning being done!  If we drive back again this time, may consider hiding my new spinning wheel in the boot!!  Just haven't mentioned it to Eric yet.

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