David here. Just testing the username and password Jenni sent me a couple of weeks ago. Seems it works so people wont have to check the comments section for updates if I can remember where I put these!
Was talking to Lee on the phone and she said that Jenni is getting very weak, she is struggling to use the walker to go about 15 metres down the passage at hospice to get a coffee. I felt she was losing strength last week when Jack and I were there. The steps at home (three of them) are way beyond her ability without help and she is leaning more and more on me as I help her up and down them. Jack and I have been away at Seaspray (a coastal village) for a few days and are heading back to stay at Jenni's place tomorrow for a couple of nights before school/work starts again on monday. We will be either visiting Jenni in hospice each day or taking her home for a few hours each day. She has had a pick line put in for pain medication which apparently means she can't self medicate when she has breakthrough pain. The nurses have to do it at hospice so she also has to sleep there every night too. I gather from Lee that she is sleeping a lot and is often very tired.
Sorry but this is just second hand news as I haven't been down at Frankston since saturday morning. Will post again when I know more. Please keep the prayers and thoughts positive for her comfort, both physically and emotionally as I know from being with her last week Jenni is really struggling emotionally.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Posted by Jen Ballantyne at 10:51 pm