3 Sep 2007
Mother of Mine
I don't talk about my mum much, even though i am her 'official' carer. By that i mean i help her out around the house and do the cooking for the family (mum, dad, me).
This is a mutual beneficial arrangement as i still live at home with folks and this allows me to pursue my counselling studies and volunteer work (blogging too).
Anyway i couldn't list all the things wrong with the woman (mum) as that would take a millenia! She has been doing well with all her physio, occupational therapy, growth hormone and bone treatment. The next on the list is more operations in a couple of weeks.
Operation 1: will be opening up the left leg having a fiddle with donor bone, her femur was badly broken for those that don't know and replaced with a donor bone, pinned, wired and had bone putty added. So that will need to be looked at and cleaned.
Operation 2: Depending on how operation 1 goes, the right leg will then be messed with as it has had a lot of pressure on it due to left leg being knackered for so long.
Operation 3: The vertebrae in the mum's neck are not aligned correctly they are more like steps at the moment and that is causing great pain in the neck (sounds funny but isn't) also pain down arms and in hands. So needs to be sorted but is a dangerous operation.
NOTE: all these operations are Major! even more so for the mum as she is allergic to General Anaesthetic and has a annoying habit of ending up in intensive care with her whole body paralysed. This is a horrible and terrifying sight to behold and i have warned the mother not to do it again!
The photo is of the mum and junior (younger sister Heather).
I will keep you posted on this.