Your kindness in offering well wishes and prayers for my mother are very much appreciated so I thought I would give you all an update. I talk to my dad on a daily basis as I live too far away to visit more than once or twice a week. It gives me a chance to keep abreast of my mother's treatment and progress and also to check up on my dad who is starting to feel that the house is perhaps a little bit quiet with my mum away.
Mum is doing okay on the whole but goes trough weepy moments. She was on penicillin to treat her cellulitis infection but it didn't respond to this so she was put on erythromycin instead but she seems to be allergic to it! Now she is covered in an allergic rash as well. Either way, the cellulitis is being very stubborn and my mum is getting quite fed up with it. She is basically bed ridden as she has to rest her legs and keep them raised to reduce the swelling. She is seeing a vascular specialist tomorrow about this. On the plus side her diabetes continues to stabilise and her kidneys appear to have stabilised as well which is great news.
If you haven't heard of cellulitis it is an infection caused by bacteria, which affect skin and deeper soft tissues. Upon infection, afflicted areas are usually red, swollen, and painful. I am not sure what is happening next as the doctors decided against putting the direct line in to administer more antibiotics and have stayed with topical and oral treatment. Apparently cellulitis usually responds well to antibiotics but there are more resistant strains evolving. Here's hoping it has a positive effect soon.
Anyway, I have been feeling quite a bit under strain lately, so tomorrow I am taking a day off work. Ideally I need a longer break but a day is a good start. Things are getting on top of me and even housework and keeping the garden neat are an issue for me at the moment, let alone sorting out my divorce or writing my next essay for my MBA. My head is still above the water but at times I feel like I'm not waving but drowning. I will be fine I know, I just need to step back a bit and accept I'm not superhuman and try to tackle one thing at a time.