There may be light at the end of the tunnel, son might be discharged from hospital tomorrow. When we visited this evening he was much perkier, so much so that he had requsted we bring a special fried rice in from his favourite Chinese take-away. Okay, so he didn’t eat too much, but just to see him eating something was wonderful. As well as the rice I took in 2 packs of marshmallows, apparently they are great for people wth an ileostomy, unlike corn, nuts and pineapple, can undersand the corn and nuts but the pineapple?
Earlier DIL and I had been discussing the practicalities of when he was discharged and we had decided that the best option would be for them to come and stay with us, we were both concerned though that son would want to prove his self-sufficiency and insist on going home. We were surprised then when son agreed that staying with us would be the most sensible plan, his confidence has obviously taken a big knock as this is not the obstinate young man we know and love. On the other hand though he must be appreciating that, with baby now overdue, it would be a good idea to have people readily available to transport them (back) to the hospital and support him whilst DIL is in hospital and then home with a new baby.
Thank heavens I am on annual leave next week, I think that I may be rather stretched over the next couple of weeks!