Thursday, December 22, 2011

Update #4


Hi folks, again its only Peter here, I wish that I had some good news for you but its more of the same and one more complication... Merle had a fall in hospital and is a bit shaken up by it.
No possibility of getting home for Christmas now... there is no structural damage thank goodness but it has shaken her up and sapped her confidence.
John is still delivering her mail so if any of you would like to send her a card let me know and I'll send you an address as soon as we have one, she will be moving into respite care in the next day or so (pre. Christmas) My email is peterholt@netspace.net.au please ensure you give me a useable email address if you want to contact Merle.
As you can well imagine this has put a bit of a damper on the Christmas spirit here but on Merle's behalf I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

21 comments:

Theanne and Baron said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about her fall...tell Merle that we're still here and we will be till she's able to return! I would be delighted to send her a card! Thank you so much for keeping us informed! Even if it's not the perfect Christmas, I know you'll all give Merle the best Christmas you can. Love and gentle hugs to you Merle

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

My blessings and prayers to and for dear friend Merle. Please pass them on.

audrey` said...

Oh dear... We'll continue to pray for our most beloved Merle. I would like to send a card to Merle too. Take care.

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Oh Peter, thank you for the update ... please pass on my love and best wishes to Merle. Thank you, Connie xxx

Dave said...

I'm sad to hear about Merle's fall, but I'm glad she has such wonderful family to take care of her.

Merry Christmas Peter, and please pass along the same to Merle, with a hug from way far away in America.

Granny Annie said...

I had hoped she would get home for Christmas but this is probably a mixed blessing. This way she will have to take it easy and not become concerned about what she can do for others. Yes I would like to send her a card and will email you my email address. Please give her my love and best wishes.

jel said...

I'm too sorry to hear of Merle's fall,

Hope y'all can have a Merry Christmas and a better new year

sending Merle a big hugg

Joy Des Jardins said...

Oh Peter...I'm so sorry to hear that Merle had a fall...but relived it didn't do any further physical damage. I hate thinking that she feels discouraged or shaken up in any way. The main thing is that she gets the treatment and attention she needs right now...so maybe it's better that she's not at home yet. Please give her my love when you talk to her...and I wish her a very Merry Christmas...and you too Peter. Much love, Joy

ancient one said...

Hate hearing about the fall, but so glad nothing was broken... Please tell Merle "Merry Christmas" for me and we're praying that she will soon be better.. we miss her jokes!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

I am so sorry to hear about this. I am saying prayers for her and hope that she stays strong. She is such a dear. I would like to wish you and her a Merry Christmas.

Jim said...

Hi Merle ~~ I am sad to hear of your fall. They are no fun and also are very embarassing. I fell three times because of my bad knee before my surgery for a new one.

Also I will wish and hope for you a very Merry Christmas. I wish Peter a very Merry Christmas also. He is the kind of good brother that we all need.

Cheers,
..

Gledwood said...

Oh Merle have the best christmas you can and here's wishing you a FANTASTIC 2012!


I'm thinking of you

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Big Dave T said...

That's too bad that she won't be home for Christmas but I'm sure her family visits will make it seem as much like home as possible. Happy holidays and best wishes for a better 2012.

Winifred said...

Sorry to hear about your fall Merle. Hope you have a happy Christmas & make a speedy recovery to have a great year in 2012!

God Bless

Deborah Wilson said...

Peter,

I;m glad to hear that Merle didn't hurt herself on the fall. Tell her that we miss her and that we are thinking of her on Christmas, as we are every day.

Mountain Mama said...

One thing after another. I am so sorry. I pray she will soon be up and strong and back home again. Yes I would love to send her a card. I will e-mail you. Thanks

Pamela said...

Hoping that things perk up and she surprises everyone with her recovery.

linda may said...

Merle, I am so sorry to hear of your troubles. I hope you are back home soon and entertaining us all. Love You.

Patty said...

Peter, I am so sorry to hear this. Tell her to keep looking on the bright side of things. Will try to get another card in the mail soon. I just wish there was something more I could do. I think of her everyday and wonder how she's doing. Tell her I went through my therapy today, but honestly I don't see an improvement in my back yet. In fact today it was hurting worse then the first week I went. Perhaps it has to get worse before it gets better. Perhaps I could use a walker, I know pushing a shopping cart helps me walk better. Or I'll be needing a cane, not sure which, but if it makes walking easier, I'll try it. Thanks Peter for keeping us informed.

Rosezilla said...

oh, poor Merle, I was hoping she'd make it home for Christmas. Well, maybe by the New Year? Any way, let her know we are all praying for her and thinking about her and hoping good things for her.

Gledwood said...

Hi Peter thank you for keeping us updated. I'm so sorry Merle had to do Xmas in hospital that must have been difficult.

I'M WRITING HERE TO WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY 2012 MERLE, MAY IT BE FAR BETTER THAN THAT RAGBAG OF A YEAR THEY CALLED 2011 AND TRY AND TAKE IT EASIER THIS YEAR MERLE AND DON'T OVERDO IT, YOU NAUGHTY GIRL!

ALL MY LOVE

I wish I had a snailmail address to write to you in hospital but I expect you'd be out by the time it reached you.

Peter I know you have a lot on your mind but if you do remember to pass on my regards next time you see your sister I'd be ever so grateful.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL


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