Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I am around!

I have had a few of my blog followers ask me if I was OK so thought it better to put on a post to explain that yes I am fine. Anyway I am sure everyone is sick of seeing the mice by now!

My youngest brother [46] had a very bad fall from a horse on the 16th April and has been in a coma ever since. The doctors thought that he had had a massive stroke but are now leaning more towards thinking he had an aneurism set off by the fall. That of course then caused the stroke. He is now out of Intensive Care and in a high care Neuro ward and we hear of tiny things he is doing that really excite us. He has moved his arm and head and we just wait patiently each day to hear of any further little progress. He has a very long way to go but I remain optimistic that he will fight back - he is young and fit and loves life! And also he has a very loving family to help pull him through. We just don't know the full extent of his brain injuries as yet until he has an MRI.

I have been with my Mum for the last two weeks - she is 84 and lives on her own so it has been a very worrying time for her. I have come home again and right now am making her a Mother's Day card. It will be late but she will not mind. Just got to get my head around happy thoughts again.

Thank you to the girls who were concerned about me. I really appreciate your thoughts.

14 comments:

Karen said...

Oh gosh Jean - thats just terrible! I'm thinking of ya and I really hope your brother makes a full recovery! What a stressful time for everyone! Take care!

Karen
x

Andrea said...

Jean,
I am so sorry to hear of your brother's accident. My most sincere thoughts are with you, as are my prayers. Stay strong and positive...and, no, we could never get sick of your little mice.
Take care,
Andrea.

MOONFIRE DESIGNS said...

I have my fingers crossed for a full recovery for your brother. Best wishes, Rachael (moonfire designs) xxx

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh Jean - your poor brother!!!! Wishing him the best recovery possible!!! And of course you need to be with your family!!!
My thoughts are with you all!
xXx

Robyn said...

Oh Jean! How terrible for you and your family! Will be thinking of you all! Hugs Robyn

Rose said...

Great to see you Jean! My prayers are with you and your family, take care of yourself!

Rose

Nancy (Shady Tree Studio) said...

Thoughts and prayers on their way for you, your brother, your mom, and the whole family Jean. So sorry to hear of the accident ~ and glad you are seeing positive signs. Many hugs and good wishes!!

Leigh said...

Always thinking of you and your family Jean.

Mandy Schiller said...

So sorry to hear about your brother Jean, My thoughts are with you...

Mandyxx

Debbie M said...

OMG Jean, your poor family and what you all must be going through at this very worrying time. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all with the hope for a full recovery.

Janet said...

Oh Jean, I just read this and then Leigh sent me an email a few days ago that I am just now reading letting me know about your brother. I am so sorry and please know that I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers and thoughts.

{{Hugs}}

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OMGosh!!! I am so sorry to hear this!!! It must have been a terrible strain on you and all your family. I pray that he will continue to heal and improve!

Kim Gavarra said...

Oh Jean, I'm so glad to hear he's making little pieces of progress! I wanted to ask you about him over the weekend, but there wasn't a good time.. Glad I popped in here..

It was great to see you and please know we'll keep your brother in our prayers...

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Jean, I am so sorry to hear of this tragic accident -- but also very pleased with the good things happening via your recent email. Prayers are being said for your brother's recovery and all of you! Take care --