Elaine is still in the hospice and is now very close to the end.
I have moved into the hospice full time, they have supplied me with a lovely room including all food etc. The dogs are also most welcome and sleep in the room with me at night.
Elaine's sister has come up from Kent and is also staying at the hospice.
She is also having regular visits from her brother, nephew, stepdad, and her friends that all live local.
It is a surreal moment with Elaine sleeping for hours on end and then suddenly she wakes and says a few words, it is a struggle for her to speak, but when she does all she is concerned about is the people around her and her two beloved little doggies.
She is ready to go and desperately want to go, amazingly she is now off the morphine and is virtually pain free which is good news.
This photo appeared on our facebook page, it was from a wedding we attended back in Sydney in 2011.
I look like crap but Elaine is her normal gorgeous self.
Once again thank you for all your comments, emails and letters of support, they are so much appreciated.
As always people are asking what they can do to help, I am fine, and have plenty of support from friends, the hospice and my local publican!
But the hospice desperately need funds to survive, I cannot emphasise how much the staff have helped Elaine, never in my life have I met a group of such compassionate people.
One of the nurses came in the other day as she is going on holiday for 2 weeks, she was worried that Elaine would not be there on her return, so after she finished for the day she sat with Elaine for 45 minutes just holding her hand and talking to her. None of this I'm on my hols so I'm out of here, just so lovely to watch.
I went a bit off track there, so yes the hospice is funded 20% by the NHS the rest has to be raised by donations etc. They need to raise £7500 each and every day to survive.
If you can spare a few bob please do, it will be so much appreciated by Elaine, myself and of course the hospice.
Here is the link https://www.eastcheshirehospice.org.uk/
Please drop me a line if you do I would like to thank each and everyone of you.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org