Well its storytelling Sunday over at High in the sky again (
http://fromhighinthesky.blogspot.co.uk/) I still cant do links lol. Anyway, the theme is something precious to you and this month I picked my patient Eeyore.
When Mark was 13 he was diagnosed with immunosupressant hepititus. This basically meant that his body thought his liver was a virus and was attacking it. This was managed with steroids and other medications untill 7 years ago. We were due to be married in a few weeks and I noticed Mark was acting odd, talking about things that wern't there and not acting like himself. Things got worse until one morning I couldn't wake him and he was shaking like he was having a sezire. We rushed him to hospital and were told his liver had given up and he wouldnt last the week, they stabalized him and we had a rush wedding as no matter what I wanted to be his wife. Obviously he did pull through and we managed to hobble through the next 2 years until he was given a liver transplant. During this time he suffered a number of episodes of hepatic encepolopothy which is where his liver couldnt filter out every day toxins so it caused problems with his brain. We were really lucky as it is often fatal. Since he has been given his transplant he is a lot better than he was before but being on steroids for 30 plus years has caused osteoperosis in his bones, and he has unknown damage to his brain which affects his memory and daily function. I'm his full time carer to make sure hes ok and safe and generally we function well together :)
Anyway the story behind this is that years ago I used to collect Eeyores. The room which eventually became Camerons nursery was full of all different teddys, keyrings, figures, everything. When Mark first got seriously sick he was in and out of hospital pretty much every week. To stop him getting too homesick I used to spray this Eeyore with my perfume and he would take it with him. he then became Marks little good luck charm and anytime he's had to go into hospital since Eeyore has gone with him. I've sold most of my other Eeyores due to space but this one will always be special.