Just a quick note as Jack and I are on the way to spend the day Jen in a few minutes.
We had a poignant evening last night at palliative care with Jen. Although coming up to last Christmas she thought that it would be her last it seems that she might make it to this one now - perhaps. Jen's sisters, Caz and Liz, along with Jack, Jamie and I were with her last night to put up and decorated a small Christmas tree. Caz brought the tree and decorations and Jack did most of the work (he loves it).
Jenni has deteriorated more this week and needed periodic pain medication through the evening and her eyesight has deteriorated some more. However, she could make out the tree and she can identify us. Everything is like looking through a fog she told me last weekend. They wondered if it was some of the drugs and they tried to sort it out this week but it seems it's not the drugs. She hasn't been in her electric wheelchair this week and I wonder if she will again.
I'm still in the middle of reports this weekend and am very tired so not in the right frame of mind to write much more (will keep the anger and frustration for the kids reports??? No, better not!)
Reports are due Monday afternoon so after that I will have a clearer mind and will also post some more pictures, including from last night.
Am still reading your comments and prayers to Jenni. Thanks again everyone.
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Posted by Jen Ballantyne at 10:51 am