Conversely and on a more positive note, another good friend gave birth to a beautiful and much longed for baby boy in the early hours of this morning. Welcome to the world, beautiful Baby C. May all your dreams come true little one.
Saturday, 3 September 2011
One of my very good friends had some awful news yesterday about her beloved Father. He has been unwell for a short time; more of a feeling of "general malaise" rather than anything specific. She had encouraged him to visit the medics and appointments had been attended for cameras, and biopsies and scans. Yesterday they went for for a consultation about the results. After so much investigation over a relatively short space of time, they had steeled themselves to expect a difficult diagnosis but one which could hopefully be overcome with surgery and treatment. Instead the prognosis turns out to be very poor and he has been given weeks to live. There will be no treatment apart from palliative care. She and her Mother are understandably devastated. My heart is breaking for her and I feel completely useless as there is nothing I, nor anyone else, can do but be there as her support network whenever she needs me/us.