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Saturday, August 08, 2009


This post was going to be a very different post to the one I'm posting now. I had had a wonderful day out with Charlie for her 17th birthday but then early the next morning I got a call from Dad telling me that mum was taken ill. She was rushed into hospital but in the space of about three hours had two major strokes. At first she couldn't see or hear at all. She can now see slightly but cannot understand anything that is said to her.

We do not know at this point how long it is going to take for mum to improve and hopefully recover. My dad and I are going in to see her for several hours each day. This is obviously going to impact on my time to do other things including blog, but I'm going to do my best to keep posting, as certainly at night, after visiting is over, the urge to relax and knit is very strong. However, if things don't go according to plan I hope you will understand.

I'll talk more in a few days but in the meantime if you can spare a positive thought for mum we would be so grateful.

mum on stage

Mum on stage at about 4 or 5 years old.

mum as 50s starlet

In a typical 1950s pose.


As Diana Rigg in the Avengers!

Love you mum.

for now,
Ruby xxx


helene magnusson said...

Think of you. Loves, HM

Gudrun Johnston said...

So sorry to hear that....sending lots of positive thoughts your way. Great photos!

Anonymous said...

Sending you lots of hugs and positive thoughts. x

Naomi said...

I'm so sorry for you all. I hope your mother's recovery is sure and swift and you and your family find all the strength you need.

emmms said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, what awful tidings. Sending you big love and a swarm of positive thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear that-I hope she is doing better today.

Probably Jane said...

Sending the best of wishes to you and your family

Jill said...

Best wishes to you and your family, and fingers crossed for your mum. Also, having a relative in hospital is very stressful on everyone, so look after yourself, too.

tea and cake said...

Lots of hugs and best wishes, and am hoping your mum has improved somewhat, or is at least stable. xx

Woolly Wormhead said...

Thinking of you and your mum, hope she's improved xx

Linda said...

So sorry to hear about your Mum. I hope there is more improvement. xx

Anonymous said...

Holding you and your family in my thoughts