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Post by Cath B » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:07 am

It was a blocked catheter. New one in now and we are both more relaxed.

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Post by Cath B » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:58 am

We both slept soundly and David has stayed asleep apart from when he had a bit of a cough and I gave him a drink. Then straight back to sleep again and looking so fragile but peaceful.

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Post by Cath B » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:08 am

I enjoyed coffee with my cousins yesterday morning. It was good to see them and they also called up at the flat to see us both later in the day.

David again joined in the conversation a bit and flicked through TV channels to show them the high quality of the images.

Later on he wanted to watch an episode of Masterchef and he got very engrossed in the challenges, occasionally thinking he was one of the participants for a little while.

I've been offering though not pushing a little light refreshment: this is usually rejected.

Of an iced lolly he said.

"No", then furrowed his brow as he pondered the rationale for turning it down before explaining:-

"It might swim away, and then I'd have to run after it calling 'ping! ping!'"

A good enough reason I suppose. :d unno:

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Post by Cath B » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:16 am

The day before yesterday I was copied into an email to him from a discussion board friend and I'm glad I was because he's no longer reading his own emails.

It was very complimentary and he was fair chuffed when I read it out to him.

When I returned from yesterday's outing he was telling the friend who was sitting with him about it, so I showed it to her and she read it to him again. She said that much of what had been written, about David's gentle knack of exposing people to new ideas, struck a strong chord with her.

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Post by Cath B » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:06 pm

Views similar to those from David's window from a slightly different angle.

Looking right

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http://www.countrywidehampers.co.uk/

And looking left

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http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/LocationPh ... Wales.html

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Post by Cath B » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:07 pm

But the sea is grey and choppy today.

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Post by Cath B » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:09 pm

David sleeping most of the day.

Sipping drinks a little.

I've asked a weekend doctor/nurse? to call - should be here soon.

The lady I spoke to on the phone was very kind.

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Post by Cath B » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:11 pm

The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand;
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanched land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness in.

Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the A gaean, and it brought
Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
Of human misery; we
Find also in the sound a thought,
Hearing it by this distant northern sea.

The Sea of Faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore
Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled.
But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.


Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/arn ... beach.html

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Post by Cath B » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:42 pm

David perked up when the Doctor came!

She thinks he's not as ill as I'd been thinking.

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Post by Lugubert » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:18 pm

[quote=""Cath B""]Views similar to those from David's window from a slightly different angle.
And looking left

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http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/LocationPh ... Wales.html[/quote]

I'll see your pics and raise more a few on what's happened to Newgale and its roads and newly emerged ancient forests.

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Post by Febble » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:43 pm

That's such a great poem.

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Post by crazyfingers » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:50 pm

It's nice to see a photo of the ocean that David enjoys.

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Post by DMB » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:54 pm

Thank you so much for quoting Dover Beach.

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Post by Febble » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:24 pm

Tenby Webcam
Must be positioned very near David's window.

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Post by espritch » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:08 pm

[quote=""Cath B""]Views similar to those from David's window from a slightly different angle.

Looking right

Image

http://www.countrywidehampers.co.uk/

And looking left

Image

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/LocationPh ... Wales.html[/quote]

Those are beautiful views. If you have to be laid up sick, that would be the kind of place to do it.

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Post by sohy » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:06 pm

What lovely views. Thanks for sharing them.

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Post by Cath B » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:46 am

Thanks.

Yes, aren't they.

A brighter day today and the waves rippling in (I'm not going to attempt to express it as well as Matthew Arnold).

Visitors yesterday evening and David livened up a lot, talking for the first time in ages about CEMG.

He slept well, as did I, woke thirsty, drank juice, water, tea, milk, a little of each and took the most important of his tablets before going back to sleep. We are expecting a visit from the McMillan nurse in about 45 minutes.

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Post by Febble » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:44 pm

[quote=""Cath B""]Thanks.

Yes, aren't they.

A brighter day today and the waves rippling in (I'm not going to attempt to express it as well as Matthew Arnold).[/quote]

It's lovely to be able to share your view on the webcam! Looks like a lovely day and the tide is in! I can see someone getting ready to take a boat out I think.

It feels like I could turn round and give you both a hug :)

So :hug: :hug:
Visitors yesterday evening and David livened up a lot, talking for the first time in ages about CEMG.

He slept well, as did I, woke thirsty, drank juice, water, tea, milk, a little of each and took the most important of his tablets before going back to sleep. We are expecting a visit from the McMillan nurse in about 45 minutes.
Excellent news.

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Post by sohy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:00 pm

Relieved to hear that David is drinking more fluids. Maybe he's getting tired of having the damn catheter changed. :) I hope this is a better day for the two of you.

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Post by Cath B » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:05 pm

[quote=""Cath B""]David perked up when the Doctor came!

She thinks he's not as ill as I'd been thinking.[/quote]

But the McMillan nurse who came this morning (plus visiting friends and relatives) thinks he is.

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Post by Cath B » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:08 pm

David says thanks very much for Febble's last post, which I read to him, and hopes to see you soon.
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Post by Cath B » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:42 pm

[quote=""Febble""]Tenby Webcam
Must be positioned very near David's window.[/quote]

David and I had an email from David's former next door neighbours who also mentioned the webcam.

I've just had a look at it - seagulls flying over and I can see them from the window too.

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Post by Jobar » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:16 pm

I can see why David has been willing to climb up and down all those steps for all these years. :) I admit I had wondered.

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Post by Cath B » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:55 pm

Comments from David today:-

"I don't want to be your sunbeam!" and, a little later, "I'd make a lousy disciple".

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Post by Politesse » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:09 pm

I remember that song. :)
"The truth about stories is that's all we are" ~Thomas King

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