1. barbara h

    barbara h Registered User

    Feb 15, 2008
    96
    county durham
    Hi everyone,

    A couple of months ago the doctor assessed my mam and the prognosis wasn't good she had a series of mini strokes and she wasn't well at all. We always said we would have a party for her 80th birthday but as she has deteriated so quickly and had to go into a care home suddenly at the beginning of february we didn't plan anything.

    The last few weeks she has picked up a lot physically, going to bed and getting up at proper times, eating and drinking well and generally better. So we arranged to have a little party in the care home, they let us have the conservatory so it was private just ten of us the family and three of her closest friends.

    Her three friends have not seen her since she went away to hospital and then the care home and we didn't know how she would react but all our efforts we put into today were worth it for the look on her face when she saw them. She managed to open all of her cards and presents with a little help and all in all we have had a lovely day enjoyed by all.

    Barbara h
     
  2. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Hello Barbara,

    That's a lovely post.
    It's so good to hear that things are working out..:)

    Sounds like your mum is in a good place..and am so pleased she enjoyed her 80th Birthday..as did you all..

    Love gigi xx
     
  3. christine_batch

    christine_batch Registered User

    Jul 31, 2007
    3,388
    Buckinghamshire
    Dear Barbara,
    It is so lovely to read that your Mother had a lovely 80th birthday.
    Take Care
    Christine
     
  4. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Dear Barbara

    Well done you for arranging such a lovely surprise for your mam.

    I bet she had a lovely day.

    Love,
     
  5. Lynne

    Lynne Registered User

    Jun 3, 2005
    3,433
    Suffolk,England
    That's such an uplifting story Barbara, I'm so pleased you all had such a joyous day,

    Best wishes
     
  6. Margaret W

    Margaret W Registered User

    Apr 28, 2007
    3,725
    North Derbyshire
    Well done Barbara, your mum is a very lucky lady. Glad you all enjoyed it.

    We took my mum out to a pub lunch for her 81st in March. We weren't sure how it would go. There was just mum, me and my husband, our two daughters and one daughter's partner, so 6 of us. Mum loved it. But it was quite clear that once she had finished her meal, she wanted to get back to the home, so poor Victoria who had just taken delivery of a huge pudding, had to abandon it. Never mind. Mum enjoyed it, that was the objective.

    Much love

    Margaret
     
  7. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
    5,543
    Barbara, how wonderful for you all.
    Happy 80th to your mum.:D
    From another BarbaraX
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.