Thanks for comments. It appears Mum's not at end of life/palliative care stage yet, according to the hospital. The reason she was moved to the cancer ward is that she needed to be put in isolation in a side room, and the cancer ward was the only place that had one free. Mum's had diarrhoea with blood in it, and a minor nose bleed, and they were worried about infection. She's had a comfortable night, with no further bleeding, and seems ok apparently.
The hospital say their aim is to get Mum back home when she's strong enough, with a more robust care package, and she's to have a hospital electric bed delivered too. She's certainly having lots of aids and help given to her now (not before time, sis had to struggle and push to get anything before) - last week she had a new mattress delivered for her existing bed, some special thing to alleviate/help prevent bedsores. She already has carers twice a day and the district nurse coming every other day, so I don't know what 'more robust' means, I dare say we'll find out in due course.
I seem to have settled into a pattern of sleeping for 4 or 5 hours initially, without waking up (or at least going straight back to sleep if I do wake up). However, I wake up between 3 and 4 am every morning and find it impossible to get back to sleep, so end up getting up and going downstairs. I'm grateful for having several hours of sleep most nights though. My guts seem to have settled down today, thank goodness, I've been doubled up with pain the past few days.
We actually have a week next week with no medical stuff for either of us....amazing! All we have on the calendar (so far) is to take Betty to the groomers on Tuesday. I won't know what to do with myself. Well, I think I'll take the opportunity to get on with some more cardmaking, I haven't done much lately, other than the odd one here and there when required. I've got some new watercolour pencils I'd like to experiment with....will be interesting, seeing as I've hardly done any artwork or drawing before, don't even know if I can draw! Will watch a few tutorials first.
I'd ordered another bottle of CBD oil from a reputable online company with very good reviews, it was supposed to come via 48-hour tracked and signed for delivery. It didn't arrive, so I got in touch with the company, who were very apologetic and arranged for another bottle to be sent, on next day delivery. It duly arrived the next day. Several days later, the originally ordered bottle turned up (it had the original order date on the package) - goodness knows where it had been. I asked the company what they wanted me to do with it....they said to keep it with their compliments. How nice of them! So I now have 3 bottles of the stuff, enough to keep me going for months.