Wednesday, 9 July 2014

On the way to Burra in South Australia.

Update on dad....He has been moved back to his home city and into a Private Aged Care Home.  He has a lot of pain which is controlled with strong medication, which in turn takes my dad into fairyland. He is rather funny most of the time, he talks non stop and says things that doesn't make sense, but in there is a story of some kind.  If I didn't laugh, I would certainly cry, knowing that the drugs are 'talking'. Dad can just stand up with help only, use a walker with help, but spends most of the day in his bed, a far cry from what he was like at the beginning of June when he used to come shopping with me in the supermarket.
Dad has a private room, and today I bought him a TV so he can listen to it.

On the way into Burra in South Australia on our visit a while ago I was taken with the view of the green fields plus we spotted part of the old mine.









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  1. I am so sorry about your dad but you are a wonderful daugther because you comfort your dad in every stage of his life. Buying a TV was a great idea he can listen it and it would be nice break from his suffering.
    Landscape is fantastic. Be strong in this difficult stage of your life and stay healthy. Hugs. Gosia

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  2. I hope your dad is as comfortable as possible, he is blessed to have you there for him. the scenery around burra is lovely, my aunt used to live up there. lots of history in that part of the state. keep warm and dry and look after yourself. sending a hug

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    1. Thanks :) Visiting him again on Friday as being in another city now I can't manage every single day...

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  3. Your dad remains in my thoughts and prayers. You are such a good daughter to him. I am sorry for the pain he is suffering.
    The photos today are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Beth for the prayers...lovely place is Burra.

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  4. Thank you for sharing these nice photos.
    I am sorry for what you and your father are experiencing. May God be merciful to him. You are a wonderful daughter and I know your dad loves and appreciates you.

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  5. Such beautiful scenery, the mine and especially the green fields. I hope your dAd will be comfortable in his new place and you can continue to enjoy each other's company.

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    1. Wonderful to see the fields of green in the winter. Thanks re my dad :)

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  6. Oh what a lovely magical green place, LOVE the shots.
    My thoughts are with you and your Dad my dear M. xo Hug G

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    1. Thanks G...pretty place there with all those colours of green. Hugs M xx

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  7. I love the first photo with all of those patchwork greens, but I am sad to hear about your Dad, I hope he settles alright in the new care home, hopefully it will be easier for you to visit him there.

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    1. Rosemary, I agree with you regarding the first photo - it was so pretty on the way to Burra and not easy to find a place to take a photo either. Thanks about my dad.
      Regards,
      Margaret

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  8. Your poor old dad has gone downhill quickly and it is sad that he is in pain. Sounds like he is in a nice place though. I used to laugh to keep me sane when my mother was suffering dementia.
    The photos of Burra are beautiful. We stayed there a few days once. I have a friend living there.

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    1. Yes Diane, he has gone downhill fast. You can relate to how I feel..Thanks re photos, it is a lovely place.

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  9. Your photos are lovely, and you and your dad remain in my prayers.

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