We are just about set to fly off to WA to begin the Christmas visit, I am sad to report that Vicki’s health is again a major issue, her body is wracked with pain almost all the time, she is only able to walk very short distances, her hands and wrists have lost most of the power necessary to perform even basic tasks. In short my favourite daughter while still alive,hasn’t got a life.
I’m finding this pretty hard to cope with, as any parent would, and starting to wonder about what my part can be in her life in the immediate future, she has begun a course at a wellness clinic which involves diet, exercise and chiropractic treatment, they are quite sure they will be able to help her, but the treatments are 3 times a week for the first 3 months with reassessments after that.
This is going to mean her moving over to Adelaide for a minimum of probably 6 months, and with the constant demands of the farm on Rex’s time will mean that she would be alone at the unit for much of the time, a situation neither Rex nor I am happy about, so there well may be another round of carer in my future.
The immediate plan is to get the Christmas festivities under way with the hope that some family love will cheer her up; serious planning for the future will then become the priority.
Sorry to launch all this onto an unsuspecting audience but I need to speak/write about it to help clarify it all in my mind, there will be plenty of chances to speak with other family members soon but the aim is not to spoil everyone else’s Christmas with tales of doom and gloom, rather to try to buoy Vicki’s flagging spirits.
I hope I can manage something a little more cheerful for my next post, for those that feel inclined, we would all appreciate the odd prayer and cheerful thought… Thank you.