Hello all my crafty friends.
I thought I had better let you all know why I have been AWOL for the past 6 weeks.
I would like to say that I have been having a lovely relaxing holiday at some
exotic destination, but sadly, that is not the case. In fact, John and I have been
"living a nightmare", from which we will not wake up for some time yet.
Five weeks ago, John went into hospital to have a kidney stone removed by laser.
That should have involved an overnight stay, with a return trip six weeks later
to have the stent removed. However, John experienced several major complications,
including having several internal organs perforated. He had to undergo emergency
surgery in the middle of one night, then a week later finished up in ICU, with
septicaemia and urosepsis, unconscious for one night, and at one stage I was told
he may not survive. He was also given a huge dose of I.V. Penicillin, despite the
fact that he was wearing red wristbands, and his allergy was noted on all his papers.
He has been home for one week, and I am having to care for him around the clock.
He is still terribly weak, and is still bleeding slightly. He lost 10kgs, and looks terrible
(he was slim before the op). He will require more surgery in 3-4 weeks to deal with
the internal scarring from the damage that was done to him.
I have not had any spare time to do anything creative, and have been
soooooo missing being in my craft room. However, I sat up very late
last night, and made my DT card (very simple) for our Winter Wonderland
challenge this week, so will be back later today with it.