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Hospice update, day 9

By Gillian
Chris has had a more comfortable day today. He has only been sick once, and the doctor is pleased with his response to the steroids. His vision is significantly better, as is his hearing, and he is able to follow and take part in (short) conversations. He is heavily sedated, largely to moderate the “hyper” effects of the steroids, so has spent most of the day dozing. But when he is awake, he is lucid which is a major improvement over Sunday.

Indeed, he was so much more himself that he spontaneously asked me to activate the power of attorney that I have over his finances. I have rung the solicitors and it is all in place.

I read out to him some of the comments on the blog, and he was very touched to know that you are all thinking of him.

{ 14 } Comments

  1. Sam Carrington | 3 August 2010 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Good to hear that Chris is having a better day today.
    Sam x

  2. Frosty | 3 August 2010 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    So pleased today has been a little better. If there’s anything we can do please let me know.

  3. Alan Booth | 3 August 2010 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    I’m very relieved to know that he is having an easier time. My thoughts are constantly with him.


  4. Richard P | 3 August 2010 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Dear Both,
    We’re so glad that Chris is more comfortable, and that there has been some relief from the rigours of the last few days.( I’d like to believe this is evidence from a blind trial that frantic crossing of fingers has medicinal power 😉
    You’re both constantly in our thoughts.
    All the best,

  5. Jayne Alexander | 3 August 2010 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    That is such good news Gillian. Say hello to Chris for me when he’s having an ‘up’ time. And i hope you are ok too xxx

  6. Peter Hart & Julia J | 3 August 2010 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    We (Peter H, Julia & Peter Jackson) are so glad to hear that Chris is a bit better – PH will ring you later in the week. You have both been in our thoughts constantly, & we send our love.

  7. Seonaid Teal | 3 August 2010 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    It good to hear you’ve had a better day. I’m glad Chris is more settled and it must be a great relief to you. Give him my best wishes.

  8. Graham H | 3 August 2010 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Thinking about you both and sending my best wishes to both of you.

  9. Catriona | 3 August 2010 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad that Chris is a little more comfortable, my love to you both. Catriona x

  10. Mantina | 3 August 2010 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    You are both in my prayers

  11. Richard A | 3 August 2010 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    So glad to hear Chris has had a better day. Thinking of you both.

  12. sue hawkins | 4 August 2010 at 5:05 am | Permalink

    So happy to hear of a better day for Christopher, which in turn must have been a much better day for you, Gillian! Please know that I am thinking of you both.

    —sue h

  13. Chris West | 4 August 2010 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Pleased to hear that a little more stability has been introduced into Chris’s day. Sorry about the news received in the last few days. You are in our prayers.

  14. Hugh W | 4 August 2010 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    Good to hear that Chris is feeling a bit better. I am away now for the nest 2.5 weeks, hopefully news will be even better when I get back. I am always available to help when here.