15 November 2007

The good news and the bad news...

Well the good news is that our 450 watts of solar panels and the 2kw wind generator have arrived.

The bad news is that Guy, Fabrice's uncle died yesterday morning.

Those of you who know us well know that this is news that we've been expecting for some time, but somehow when it finally happened it was a bit of a shock.

Guy has been completely dependant on us for a number of years. He survived cancer of the colon but he never really got his appetite back and he had a lot of problems associated with his digestion. He was blind and unable to walk, talk or feed himself and had Alzheimer's disease which made his behaviour more and more difficult to manage.

We cared for him in his own home a few minute's walk from us, where he lived with his sister who is slightly mentally handicapped. Although they were brother and sister they acted like an old couple and Christiane is going to miss Guy a lot.

The past few years have been a real roller coaster for him health-wise - he's been in and out of hospital dozens of times. The last time was for a lung infection and unfortunately he stayed immobilsed for about ten days and developed bed sores which became infected and ironically, finally, that's what killed him.

Yesterday morning he looked so peaceful.

We're all very sad to have lost Guy but we know that his going is a blessed release.



detroit dog said...

I am sorry. How wonderful that you cared for him and that he knew he was loved.

La Ferme de Sourrou said...

Thanks Detroit Dog, your comments are really appreciated.

Irene x

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