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Daughter's accident

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I know this is not a gardening blog so if you don’t want to read more that’s fine but I just want to explain why I have been quiet for so long, after saying I wanted to be involved again. Keeping as brief as possible, two weeks ago my daughter suffered a stroke after the boot door of a large car, was accidentaly brought down on her head. With wonderfully rapid treatment in Solihull hospital for a week and more convalessing at home she is on the mend. We looked after the family but came home yesterday, because she, the children, plus a golden retriever are being brought down tomorrow to spend the half term with us.
Guess where I decided to take her for her first walk, once she was on her feet? A local garden centre. Most of the time was spent in the cafeteria, but we did have a short stroll around the plants, and some even jumped into my trolly!
I encouraged my daughter to join Goy a few days ago so she will make herself known when she is up to it. Having taken over the school gardening club last year, but with little experience of plants, I know she will get loads of help and advice, as I have done. -End of my first blog

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I was horrified raeding what ahppened to her, but I am so gald she got the treatment she needed and that she is on the mend. She will certaibly get the help she needs gardening wise from us

Best wishes
Alex

18 Feb, 2011

 

I am so pleased to hear your daughter is on the mend.
Enjoy your week together.

18 Feb, 2011

 

I hope your daughter continues to make a rapid recovery, and I'm looking forward to meeting her on GoY :o)

18 Feb, 2011

 

That sounds horrendous, what a shock that must've been for you! I hope your Daughter is restored to full health soon!

18 Feb, 2011

 

how awful for your daughter and the family and I'm sure she will recieve a warm welcome when she joins us

18 Feb, 2011

 

Thank goodness she is on the mend, that must have been traumatic for all you,I smiled at your description of her first walk, think it was a very good choice, retail therapy for both of you.
Hope your daughter continues to improve and look forwards to hearing from both of you soon.......

18 Feb, 2011

 

very sorry to hear about such an awful accident; but even more glad to hear your daughter is on the mend
hope you all have a lovely half term and that your daughter continues to recover.
best wishes to all of you.

18 Feb, 2011

 

How stressful for you all, but I'm glad to here shes on the mend, look after yoursleves. I have sent you a private message.

18 Feb, 2011

 

Thank you for letting us know,and so pleased your daughter is making a good recovery,after her awful ordeal.
I hope you have a lovely half term together,and hope to hear from you,and your daughter in the near future..Take care..

18 Feb, 2011

 

Best wishes to your daughter for a speedy return to full health. We will be pleased to hear how the school gardening club are doing as well as seeing her own garden. Enjoy your half term together and hopefully the change of air will speed her convalescense. Take care

19 Feb, 2011

 

Accidents happen so quickly and I am relieved to know your daughter is making a recovery....probably not as quickly as she would like with a family to care for but I bet the week's half-term will be a wonderful tonic for her with all the TLC she will receive from mom :)

I'll look forward to "meeting" her when she is able to join GoY, and to updates/blogs from you as well.

19 Feb, 2011

 

Thank you for sharing your story, which should be a warning to us all. I am so glad to hear your daughter is on the mend again and of course she will be fine in a while, she's young and healthy I am sure.
Lovely to go to the garden centre together and to have her family and wooffie with you. I don't expect we'll see you much, as you have your hands full. Wishing you all the best.

19 Feb, 2011

 

I'm sorry to hear of your daughter's accident. It must have been a shock to you all. I'm glad she's recovering now. I'm sure she'll enjoy GoY.

19 Feb, 2011

 

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments. The family wil just be setting off for the journey to Kent now, hitting the M25 and the drizzly rain. I always worry about them on the road so will be relieved when they arrive, and I am looking forward to showing them all, what a wonderful caring lot you are. Over the last couple of weeks my daughter recieved 11 bouquets, 2 cakes, 2 boxes of chocs, half dozen eggs from a friends chickens, and nearly fifty cards. The house was like a florists shop, and the smell from the lilies when they opened was almost overpowering. We are hoping that some will still be alive when she returns. This reminds me of the time my youngest son brought home a new girlfriend, who presented me with a huge bunch of white lillies - I had let slip that they were among my favourite flowers - but when they opened the smell was so overpowering that I had to put them outside on the patio. Unfortunately a gust of wind blew them over shattering my favourite large blue glass vase!

19 Feb, 2011

 

how awfull for you, i hope she is soon back to normal and enjoys being on GOY :o)

19 Feb, 2011

 

Best wishes to your Daughter on a speedy recovery, I hope she enjoys her short break down here in Kent, lets hope the weather picks up a bit.

19 Feb, 2011

 

Hope you all enjoy your half-term holidays and that your daughter is soon back to full health. Best wishes for the Gardening Club and when she is back to full health will be pleased to see and read all about it on GoY. Enjoy yourselves if it is only planning and getting ready for the next term, but make sure you are both well rested.

19 Feb, 2011

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