We travelled down to Kent on the first as it was Pam's ( Al's mums) 85th Birthday. We arrived on the Saturday and managed to get through London and arrived at 2.00pm. We soon got Pam into the wheelchair and then took her to a small cafe not too far from them where we met up with Al's sister Jo and the boys and their kids. Pam had a lovely time and it was very enjoyable.
On the Tuesday it was all going on. Alf and Al had to go back to the hospital for his pacemaker to be fitted, while Del stayed with Pam again. During the day the cleaners arrived, Pam had her hair done and shopping was delivered.. Al got Alf settled then made her way back to a doctors appointment for the results on a MRI scan she had a couple of weeks ago.. Carers were arranged for Pam so Del could go with Al, we were on tender hooks as we walked into the consultants room..
Well it was Good News!!! Hooray! the lump was a benign legion of tissue which was stuck in her ribcage and hopefully it should slowly disappear. It was such a relief.. So with that problem solved Del then dropped Al back at the station so she could get back to the hospital to get back to her dad coming out of surgery. Del went back to Pam to relieve the carers.. Al got back at 9.00pm that night after seeing her dad making a slow but good recovery and looking well.. Pancake day got put on a back burner..
On Wednesday we waited for a call from the hospital hoping Alf would be discharged and meanwhile we had to call a district nurse out for Pam as she had an ingrowing toe nail which had got infected, oh yes it was all going on.. We got a call from the hospital saying Alf would be discharged around lunchtime so Al left again on the train up to King's while Del cared for Pam again.. At 4.00pm Alf and Al arrived and Alf was so pleased to be home.. He was a bit weary and not able to lift his arm but looked well.. Al cooked the dinner, a lovely roast chicken followed by the beloved pancakes we missed out on last night.. Pam and Alf loved them..
On Saturday Al came back home to Derwent6 and we had time to celebrate the good news of Al's health........ Oh and also Arsenal stuffing Everton in the FA Cup..