Friday, 10 December 2010

On the move

Margot's uncle made a visit from the States last weekend which was a wonderful thing to do. He is her closest remaining relative and his visit made a big difference for both of us although Margot still managed to sleep through a good part of his time here.

On Tuesday Margot got to move to the hospital in Vaison which is the nearest thing to a hospice that I have seen. She had a very nice room with a view over the old town and a good level of doctors, nursing staff and helpers. Unfortunately the move, the change in conditions, or something made her very agitated and for two days she was not at all calm. Even though I was with her most of the time all she wanted to do was leave and come home. She is much more tranquil today but still wants to be at home. We have been talking with the hospital-at-home people and local nurses and if she remains stable we might be able to have her at home again next week with the option of returning to the hospice if it does not work out.

Again, thank you all for your messages which I try and pass on but Margot is not always tracking 100 percent.    Nick


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. We hope Things will even out and Margot will be able to be comfortable.
    Kathy and Courtney Hays

  3. I pray she gets home. It makes a world of difference. I can't believe she hasn't tried to go on her own, my fierce friend.:) You'd be better able to deal with everything, too.

    I sincerely wish you the best here, Nick. It's a very tough stage to go through. Give Margot hugs and kisses from me and Caitlin - don't need words to understand those. Love, US xoxoxoxoxo

  4. Cheryl (who usually posts as valrico canine)11 December 2010 at 03:32:00 CET

    Glad they were able to move Margot closer to home. Maybe she can get home, if you can get the care to come to you. The candles are still lit for both of you - and beaucoup hugs and kisses from both of us and big slurpy licks from Rambo!

  5. Dear Nick, thanks for keeping us updated, when I'm sure it's the last thing on your mind. I do hope that Margot can find some peace soon. My thoughts are with you both.
    Much love

  6. Thanks for the news, Nick. Thinking of you both.

  7. I hope she can make it home, Nick. Thank you for the update.
    You are both in my thoughts.