Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Things happen

I fully intended on posting on Mother's Day but, in the end, didn't get round to it. My children spoilt me with some lovely presents and then we had a very enjoyable afternoon when family came round for tea and cake. Unusually for me, I didn't take many photos other than one of the cakes before everyone tucked in ;) For those who were wondering, I had made a pecan pie, key lime pie, Death by Chocolate cake and lemon drizzle traybake. All were delicious but I now need the little that was left over out of our house so that I don't eat any more.
This was the card I made for Mum
In other news, Jon's brother Mike had had a sore leg since Friday and on Sunday one of the members of his church told him they thought he ought to go to the hospital to get it checked. They took him up to our local hospital who said they suspected it was a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and that he needed to go to East Surrey Hospital to be checked out properly and have a scan to confirm it. Jon took Mike on Sunday afternoon but they were unable to give him a scan that day. They gave him an injection and told him he'd be contacted the next day and told when to come back for the scan. Long story short, I took Mike back on Monday and we spent about 5 hours there, going from one department to the next. It was confirmed he does have a DVT but by the time everything had been confirmed/completed the pharmacy was closed so they gave him tablets for that day and we had to go back again yesterday to pick up his prescription and get his blood checked again. Fortunately Mike seems in good spirits and from now most of his appointments will be with the local GP, where they will monitor his blood levels and change his dosage as required. One thing about having a larger family is that there always seems to be something going on ;)
Today, Claire has the day off work and I think we're going to head off to Tunbridge Wells with Mum so that I can get some more eyeshadow and for a wander around the shops.