Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Update on Helen's condition.

Thanks to everyone who has posted comments here, or emailed and rung me to ask after Helen. I spoke to her husband Ray on Saturday afternoon. Helen is paralysed on her left side, and doesn't have much movement in her leg and arm. Her speech has been affected, but she can make herself understood, although she tires quickly when doing so. She has been having intense physiotherapy, and is showing signs of improvement. She has been inundated with flowers and emails, both of which have lifted her spirits considerably!Both her sons flew over to Perth to be with her for a short while, which was great for both Helen and Ray.

Her doctor in Perth has been in touch with the Stroke Unit at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, and when there is a bed available, Helen will be flown back to Melbourne when she is well enough to make the trip. Ray seems to think this won't be for at least another week or so. I'll post another message here when I find out more information.


Blogger RUTH said...

Thanks for the update. I hope Helen will be fit enough to get her transfer soon.

Monday, 01 October, 2007  
Blogger Gledwood said...

Hopefully this will all pass... the brain has amazing powers of recouperation.

Tuesday, 02 October, 2007  
Blogger Home Away from Home. said...

I hope she continues to improve.

Tuesday, 02 October, 2007  
Blogger Lee-ann said...

Gina, A big hig to you and on to Helen from me please.....I am just getting around to my blogger friends and fround your posts on Helen being in Perth Hospital and was shocked.

I too hope she improves so she can get back home to her own Hospital here and that from that moment her recovery is swift.

I will drop in to see your updates.
Now I must head off to work again have waorked all this week too and if it was not for the money I would be saying enough!!! (smiles)


Wednesday, 03 October, 2007  
Blogger Lee-ann said...

hug not hig what a ninnie!! I am sorry Gina. gosh spelling is way off today. found!!! too!

Lee-ann (red faced)

Wednesday, 03 October, 2007  

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