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Desert Flowers and Wallabies

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Sturt’s Desert Pea

The Sturt’s Desert Pea has really taken off and I am  very pleased about that.  For a long time I was somewhat disappointed with it in that it was just green with no promise of flowers. Then  yesterday morning there were flowers and little buds everywhere on the plant, so I was really happy about that. Perhaps the  Arid Lands plants that I have put in the back will take and grow. That would be nice.  Although having said that the Sturt Desert Rose I planted have not really done anything, but considering how quickly the Pea started to flower, I’m still hopeful.  I’m a little bit concerned about the tree out front. Workmen repairing the storm water drains have dug into the area and exposed part of the root system – never a good thing to do with eucalyptus. Fortunately the weather has been fairly reasonable This morning I was called into work so I head off there later today. Herself had not so great  a day yesterday. We’ll see how she is this morning. I wont be going in to work until about 11am.  In ten days I will take her back down to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for her four year check-up and to make sure everything is  still fine.  Four years ago she had a golden staph infection that made her life – interesting!.  Oh yes they killed the  infection, but in doing so they got to the stage where they were pumping so many drugs into her that they started to compromise the liver and kidney functions. All in she was over  four months in three different hospitals, our local hospital and then  two in Adelaide – the Royal Adelaide and then a rehab .hospital for a further four weeks. I spent much of that time travelling back and forth and since I was staying there for days at a time, I left the car at home for John to use and I went down by coach and stayed at a hotel close to the hospital – or at least within walking distance.   Couple of times when one or other of the boys was not available, I had to put the dogs into  the local  RSPCA Kennels. Ok –  but they were really glad when we came to take them home I have to go down to Adelaide for a conference next week and the following week I go back down to the Hospital with herself.  John  is available to stay for a few days. We believe everything will be clear and we can return home and wait for the next appointments – four years hence – perhaps even longer  :o) I expect so because if everything is ok, then we don’t foresee any concerns and should not have to go back again. What we are going down for is the follow up on the original operation – nothing to do with the Staph infection. That’s gone (says he with hope in his heart!)

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2 comments on “Desert Flowers and Wallabies

  1. Good thoughts that Herself feels better soon!

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