Sunday, 16 October 2016
Lost Mojo & Finally A Card!
Hi my lovely lovely friends! Just a fairly quick post today, to let you all know how Mum is progressing. First, I want to thank everyone who took the time to extend their well wishes, prayers and support for myself and my mother during this very worrying time.
Here is a brief(ish) explanation of what went wrong.
My mother had had a leg ulcer for months and had been prescribed at least four courses of antibiotics during that time and it had shown no signs of improvement. At the same time her GP had insisted that she attend the surgery twice a week to have it dressed. She had also been getting very muddled with appointments and had been getting very short of breath.
Bottom line . . . she was rushed into hospital and it turned out that she has Chronic Heart Failure (for which there is no cure, just meds to ease the symptoms), she also has Sepsis, due to the very long running infection to her leg. The Sepsis is what was causing her confusion and Delirium (she had also been saying bizarre things, so the hospital did a scan of her brain, as they suspected Dementia or Alzheimers) However, they said that there was nothing wrong with her brain - thank God - and that it was all due to the Sepsis, which was causing Delirium & confusion! Her doctors has so much to answer for!
I am happy to say that she is now in a nursing home for respite and recuperation and is gradually getting the treatment that she should have received from her doctors. We still have a very long way to go and I don't think that Mum will ever be able to manage totally alone, but she will - hopefully - have a certain degree of independence back. I am still sorting out so many things that had gone wrong, due to mum's confusion and am still attending the nursing home every day to ensure we are back on the right track, so my posts will still be very sporadic and I apologise for not being able to visit all your lovely blogs just yet, but as soon as I am able, I will!
I just found a little time for myself yesterday evening and made this card. It's not one of my best, but I found that my mojo and motivation had deserted me, but I had realised I have a woeful shortage of get well cards and so wanted to make some for my stash. Here it is.
I already had the fern stencilled on to the panel before my hiatus, so I just cut the bottom with a scalloped border die. faced a card blank with the check paper and adhered the panel with some wet glue, stamped the greeting and to finish it off, I added some drawn lines to border it and a few drops of gold Nuvo Crystal drops to co-ordinate with the gold sheen of the pearlised embossing paste.
Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment. You are all appreciated more than you know! If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.