Update on Chris’ mum and a BIG THANKS to you all!

Hi everyone, it’s Charlotte and Glenn here with a little update for you all. Unfortunately our gran, Chris’s mum, is showing no sign of getting any better yet. The good news is her symptoms haven’t gotten drastically worse, so we’re trying to stay positive and hopeful that this continues to be the case. Our dad is still taking some time out to rest and recuperate, but he has been reading all of your lovely, supportive comments and he is overwhelmed by the love and kindness shared by all of you. He would like to say a huge thank you to you all, and hopes to be back with you soon. We will keep you guys updated with any news. Much love from us all!

Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. UPDATE: My mum died from Covid-19 on the 6th May 2020. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. I am now in second year having passed all the requirements in first year.

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  1. Thank you for the update Charlotte and Glenn and once again sending you all warm wishes and positive thoughts for Chris’s Mum’s recovery. Sending love and wishing you strength x

  2. Sending continued healing prayers for your Gran. And, also, a reminder to Chris to take care of himself while he is tending to his Mum. Thank you for the update.

  3. Thank you for the update Charlotte and Glen. Sending continual healing wishes for Chris’s Mum and all best wishes for the family .xx

  4. Good to hear, and thanks to Chris for all of his extensive work on this site over the years. It’s a nice retreat from current realities, and will be a wonderful resource when my children are old enough to travel to Oxford!

  5. Thank you so much for the update. Been thinking of you all. Praying for all of your family. Chris , please take care of yourself also. Keep us posted and stay safe.

  6. Thank you for the update. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts! Best wishes from Brooklyn NY.

  7. Chris, I empathize with you. I went through the same thing with my Mom a year ago. It is not easy regardless of their age. My prayers are with you and your family during this stressful and difficult period. May Our Lord grant all of you His peace!!

  8. Chris I do believe you have been a loving son, much of you adaptation has dealt with being a caregiver for many years. I wish your mom’s health situation may evolve the best possible¡

  9. Thank you for the update. I can’t imagine trying to advocate for a parent’s or grandparent’s health care under these extraordinary conditions. My best to all of you and especially you, Chris.

  10. Thank you for this update. I’m glad Chris is reading all the good wishes. I hope they will be an encouragement.
    Keeping you all in my warmest thoughts and prayers.

  11. Thank you for the update – hope your gran is conserving her strength to recover soon. My best wishes to Chris and the ohana – be well and be safe. Aloha from Hawaii!

  12. Good to hear things are at least stable for the moment- Prayers continue for his mom & your grand.

  13. Hi Charlotte and Glenn and thank you for the update. I’m sure with all this positive energy and with so many people thinking of her, your gran/Chris’s mum, will recover. Stay strong and be careful.

  14. Thinking of you and sending love to you and your family Chris, stay strong, you will get through this

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