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The week away with mum continued and we had such beautiful weather. Not too hot during the day and coolish evenings.
Some pleasant walks along the beach which was certainly different from the ocean side of the island. One morning we
went for a drive to Montville and decided to have some morning tea over looking the ranges.
I also caught up with a person that I hadn't seen since I left John Martins back in 1992. John Cooper used to work for
Commodore Computers back in the mid 80's and then went on to be with Atari. Talk about a blast from the past. He now lives
on Bribie Island enjoying retirement.
The two weeks mum is up here seem to go so quickly, and before you know it, it's time to put her back on the plane
and send her home again, but not before she made another curry for the staff at work.
May 22nd will be a night to remember for all the wrong reasons. Gai and I were watching Escape to the Country and discussing
the English countryside when suddenly her speech went all funny. After doing a few quick tests on her it was ambulance time
as I decided that she was having a stroke. The ambulance was here within 5 minutes and they quickly assessed her.After
about 30 minutes she had strength back in her left arm and leg, and after another 30 minutes strength enough to walk
to the ambulance.
Off to Gold Coast Private Hospital and in through the Emergency Department. A few tests and eventually into a ward
about 5 hours later - 2.30am. Over the next few days were more tests and Xrays and it was discovered that her right cartoid
artery was over 80% blocked. So Thursday was operation day. What was meant to be a 35 minute operation ended up over
three and a half hours, several days in ICU and then finally to a ward.
Clive spent his birthday in hospital visiting Gai enjoying some hospital food. Gai was allowed home on the 29th May
with strict rules of rest and to take it easy.