I know you understand, however I feel the responsibility to reciprocate the communicaton as I'm sure many of you are interested in some information about Stacy and about our life at the moment.
My intention was to write a recap of events since our last post however that task now seems too involved so I guess I'll just dump a bunch of stuff down here and that will do.
Life was cruising along in the middle of 2012. We were spending a lot of time at home however short trips out were possible and worth the significant effort required. Whilst difficult Stacy and I were able to navigate our days indipendantly. Eating, communicating, pain medication, moving around the house, a bit of online shopping and two energetic sausage hounds filled our days but were within our capacity. At the time it was brutally difficult and monotonous however looking back now it seems like an in control and somewhat acceptable time.
In September Stacy contracted a throat infection. Things changed radically. Stacy fought off the infection with the help of antibiotics however all of her systems were heavily affected; eating, talking, breathing, siting up in a chair and even drinking all became either not possible or very hard. Debi flew out on really short notice and with the help of our GP, daily nurse visits and a big effort from the golden girl herself we battled back to close to our version of normal.
Three weeks ago Stacy's inconsistent swallow contributed to an infection of the upper respiratory tract. I expect it's too hard to imagine what that was like and I'm afraid my description will fail in the attempt to make it clear.
Stacy started eating again three days ago and she continues to scrape and claw at the challenges that fill the day. It is a heartening demonstration of the tenacity of life, I'm finding it uplifting as well as exhausting.
That's it for now. Thanks for the love.