Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Ups and Downs


Life continues to be full of ups and downs. On the upside, I had a fascinating interview behind the scenes at Truro Cathedral last week where I met the Head of Music there, three Head Choristers and one of the gap year choral scholars.

I felt very privileged indeed to talk to them all: they share a profound love of music that is very uplifting, and hearing the boys rehearse brought tears to my eyes. Even better, I have been offered tickets to the carol service at Christmas and will take my mum who is over the moon.

The down was that Himself, who'd been doing so much better, suddenly had a relapse and went down with another high fever. Luckily I got the emergency doc out on Sat morning and he gave more and stronger antibiotics – it's another lung infection. The poor patient is back in bed feeling incredibly weak and miserable but after another home visit yesterday, the doc said that the infection seems to have gone, so hopefully once he's finished the anitibiotics, he will start to feel much better.

He needs feeding up but has no appetite so Nurse Flowerpot is standing over the poor fellow saying,” Eat this!” I'm not quite that bad, but a dear friend who is a fabulous cook offered to cook whatever he wanted and bring it round (she knows my lack of vision in the culinary department). Himself smiled when I told him this and he said, “ooh, cottage pie catches my imagination,” so I put an order in for that. So thanks Izzy!

Her partner is also recovering from being very poorly, so we are both doing nursing duties. Himself's eyes lit up when he thought of Izzy in a nurse's uniform. Didn't do his heart much good but it sure as hell cheered him up.

18 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear Himself is feeling badly again. I'm sending oodles of Reiki and hopefully the antibiotics have worked their magic.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Ak - much appreciated!

Jenny Beattie said...

So sorry that Himself is feeling poorly again but very glad that you're able to laugh about your friend in a nurse uniform!

Take care of yourself too Flowerpot, not just Himself.

Chris Stovell said...

What a shame to read about Himself relapsing - I do hope that this course of antibiotics sees the infection off and Himself wolfing down cottage pies.

Your trip to Truro sounds as if it did you good. Wonderful music does so much to lift the spirits. Take care and may you both go from strength to strength now.

Flowerpot said...

Oh thanks JJ. I am having a quick drink with a friend tonight and going dog walking with another friend tomorrow so trying to keep a balance.

Flowerpot said...

Chris - and thanks to you too. I was high as a kite when I got back from the Truro trip! I'm sure Himself will improve very shortly.

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

Get well wishes. Maybe a vision of his nurse in uniform is just what the doctor ordered!!

Flowerpot said...

Addy - I think it is! sadly no nurses uniforms available at the moment...

Elaine said...

Would you like me to make you up a little nurse's outfit and pop it in the post for you?

Sending all my best wishes and hope that Himself gets better very, very soon. x

Flowerpot said...

Laney - what a star you are! That would certainly make him feel better! x

Colette McCormick said...

Its awful when they need feeding up but won't/can't eat. Hopefully that will change soon.

Flowerpot said...

Colette - Im sure it's the antibiotics that make him not want to eat - it's never been a problem before but he's lost nearly a stone.

Debs said...

I'm sorry to hear that Himself has been down this week, but glad that the thought of cottage pie and the nurses' uniform perked him up a bit.

Love that picture, it made me laugh.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Debs - I saw that plaque on a wall in Fowey and had to take it!

Talli Roland said...

Aw... so sorry to hear about Himself. I hope he feels better soon!

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Talli - sure he will.

Ellee Seymour said...

I hope Himself gets better soon with all your TLC. And you take care too. I hope your writing is going well.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks again Ellee - he is improving but very very slowly. Im shattered!