Saturday, April 30, 2016

An Update On My Son Matthew

Matthew in happier, healthier days.

Week six begins and Matthew remains in the Intensive Care / Critical Care Unit. He had further abdominal surgery last week as the wound was not healing properly and had to be reopened and cleaned of infection and accumulated debris from internal bleeding; this was posing yet another risk to his life. 
The 23centimetre incision has been left open and a Vacu Seal (Negative Pressure Wound Therapy) dressing has been applied to help the wound heal more efficiently. He is still left with blood clots in his lungs and arteries, tachycardia, kidney problems and hypertension, none of which he had before this medical emergency.
I hope with ongoing treatment these problems can all be resolved.
Once more thank you all again for your words and wishes of kindness.

Much love, Dianne  xoxoxo  ♥

Monday, April 11, 2016

Enya - Pale Grass Blue

From the 2015 Album - Dark Sky Island

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Sense and Sensibility - "The Dreame"

Or scorn or pity on me take,
I must the true redemption make,
I am undone tonight.
Love, in a subtle dream disguised,
Hath both my heart and me surprised,
Whom never yet be durst attempt awake;
Nor will he tell me for whose sake
He did me the delight or spite,
But leaves me to inquire
In all my wild desire
Of sleep again, who was his aid,
And sleep so guilty and afraid
And since he dares not come within my sight.

Music composed by Patrick Doyle
Sung by Jane Eaglen
Text from the poem 'The Dream' written by Benjamin 'Ben' Jonson
(c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637)

I have posted this beautiful piece of music and song as it is one of my favourites from the film "Sense and Sensibility". This is the song Marianne sings when Colonel Brandon has the pianoforte delivered to Barton Cottage and she must learn to play the music and words of the song before he returns. In the film Marianne (Kate Winslet) performs the song with the word 'relation' substituted for 'redemption'.
I have many search inquiries about this song on Feedjit, another reason for posting it here.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

A Ray of Hope

My dear son Matthew is still very ill and not out of danger but the breathing tube from the ventilator/respirator (part of the Life Support System) has been removed and he is now able to breathe on his own with the help of oxygen and an oxygen infusion which is given three hourly to help his lungs which are very congested - also physiotherapy.  He is still receiving dialysis as his kidneys are not functioning properly, IV antibiotics for the infection, pain meds, fluids, liquid food through a tube and other IV medications to keep him alive. Though he is conscious his communication is very confused which is a concern but understandable given the circumstances and I hope in time his brain function will return to normal.
This all began with a hole in his colon which was diseased and infected, the colon bursting allowing the toxic contents to spill into his abdominal cavity thus causing sepsis which invaded his body then causing multiple organ failure. He underwent emergency surgery but there were complications. This affected all major organs, his blood pressure dropped dangerously low, he developed severe tachycardia and was in a coma for almost two weeks. The diseased part of his bowel was removed with a colostomy operation and he now has a stoma which I hope is only temporary for he has been through enough. We just take each day as it comes and hope that there is some improvement as I want my beautiful son back home with me, his family and friends.

Sincerely, your friend Dianne.
xoxoxo   ♥

Tulip image from Internet - please enlarge