Well, mum is still in hospital, hoping she will get out sometime next week. However, we had a family party today for Piper's 3rd birthday and mum was allowed out for a few hours. It was amazing, a little emotional at times as my nephews and neice hadn't seen her for 3 weeks and were a little upset. She was in a wheelchair and had oxygen, but the important thing is she is improving and it shows something that the hospital staff were happy for her to come out for a few hours. Mum had a fantastic time and I think it has given her a real boost, she has lost a lot of weight but seems to have turned a corner with food and is trying really hard to eat more. Although she still has trouble breathing sometimes, she is getting stronger and we all know she is a strong woman emotionally so let's hope she is on the up!
I can't tell you how much it meant to have her here for my daughter's party. She has been such an instrumental part of my life, particulary since I became a mum myself and I know how much she would have hated to miss Piper's party.
We brought the cake out with candles on, but were unable to light them due to mum's oxygen - didn't think it was worth the risk blowing her up seeing as she is doing so well! Piper pretended to blow out candles so my mum didn't miss a thing. The birthday buffet also made a lovely change from hospital food and I packed her (& most of my family) off with a doggy bag. As my mum has always done, I completely mis-judged the food and had masses left. Guess we'll be eating cold pizzas, sausage rolls and quiche for a while!
I will post a photo next time of my mum with all her grandchildren - I think it was a reminder of all she has to fight for, not that she had forgotten, but with all she has had to deal with, she lost a little bit of her spirit. This is now back..............