David again. Although it is possible you might get a post from Jen soon as her sister has organised a laptop and internet access for her at hospice, so if she is up to it she will do one herself. However, if not, she will at least be able to easily read your comments so keep them coming.
The stormy times heading is regarding both the periodic pain Jenni has had and the incredible storms we have been having here. Friday night as I took Jen back to hospice she was going into pain again so I stayed with her for a couple of hours and as she had some relief from it around midnight we had a huge storm with lightning, thunder and heavy rain. We both love storms, so I opened her curtain and the door of her room that goes outside and we watched for a while, rapt by the show. I put on a silly little dance in the rain for her for a few seconds which she laughed at but it was a beautiful, wild storm to watch.
Jen has had a mixed week. It started out pretty ordinary but she had 2-3 fairly pain free days wednesday to friday. However, friday night was a bad one for pain for her and she was too exhausted today to come home so Jack and I spent a few hours with her before she needed a sleep. Then Jen's friend Lee had Jack for a few hours so I could relax for a bit. She's a gem.
It has been a mixed week all round really. Jack had a bit of a virus/cold last weekend and we had monday off school and now I think he may have shared with me, so we have to be a little careful about seeing Jenni. Think we were both just a little rundown. Having said that, Jack is still doing really well at school and enjoying it. Jaimie is also doing really well and loving the freedom that having a licence and car bring.
Jenni is going to try to make it to Jack's school concert on thursday night but it's only really a faint possibility. But here's hoping. He's been showing her the song and dance routine his class is going to do and last night we brought down his new check shirt he's going to wear on the night and he looks so grown up all dressed up. I will have to ask Jen how to put pics up here for you as I have taken a few of Jack and Jenni at various times in the past couple of months.
Anyway, off to bed here. We are hoping Jenni has a good night tonight so she and Jack can spend some quality time together tomorrow.
Take care everyone. Am contemplating whether I keep Jenni's blog going afterwards or post a link to one I started to keep those interested in how Jack and Jamie are going in the future. I sort of feel that this one is Jenni's and I should leave it but then it might be easier for people to access this one. Dunno. Your thoughts?
Thanks again for all your wishes and prayers.
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Posted by Jen Ballantyne at 9:35 pm