This time last week I honestly thought I would be organizing a funeral. But thankfully I was so wrong. My Mum is well on the way to recovering. They moved her out of critical care on Monday afternoon. She's in a side room for now because she has an MRSA infection in her nose, it seems lots of us have this without knowing it. She's very unsteady on her feet but I suppose you can expect that after 5 days in bed but hopefully she will get her strength back soon.
We had a laugh though when she said the pysio was teaching her how to breath, as if she hasn't been for the past 84 years. But that was part of the problem I think she doesn't breath deeply enough into her lungs, it seems she doesn't breath out the carbon dioxide so it builds up in her lungs.
I hope they will let her home soon because this travelling up to the hospital each day is killing me. I keep forgetting to take my blood pressure medicine and I think I'm anaemic again because I have to keep stopping every few yards because I'm out of breath. I forgot to take my iron tablets for the past week so that hasn't helped.
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