Wednesday, April 20, 2011

20th April

A really good day today! Overnight Jane’s breathing settled down somewhat from continual rapid panting and she woke up looking much livelier and quite cheerful. The question then became one of how do we spend the day? The morning soon disappeared with household chores and shopping whilst Jane continued to rest and then the real debate started. Shall we sit in the garden again or use the car for a trip out? With not a little trepidation Jane bravely chose the car for the first non-hospital outing in months… she’s still incredibly weak and although improved, her breathing is not at all normal. Finding somewhere quiet and peaceful during the school holidays was a challenge until we remembered a fairly new nature reserve created by the river in nearby Duffield. We then had a lovely time enjoying summer temperatures sitting by the river and trying to resurrect our limited bird identification skills. The pigeon on that tree, yes the one with a white collar on it’s neck what’s it called again? I was chuffed to find our Radar Key fitted the wheelchair gate access though!

And to finish a very normal but almost perfect afternoon we stopped at a country inn and a bench by the river for a long cool drink. Marvellous!

Psalm 23v1,2 ‘The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.’ (NLT)

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