So, time for an update. I will start with all the happy ones!
Dolliverse was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed my time there. Meeting up with my dear friends prettyinplastic
was so great! Sadly time was short with them also managing the Maskcat store. It was great to meet Yureya
. And great to have seen you once again, charmingdoll
! I was very glad to see all you girls there!
The week after Dolliverse, my twinboy Hayley came home! He is so perfect and looks really close to Kim. So I'm really happy! Crobidoll was very kind and did the face-up twice because the first attempt was a bit too dark still. And all for the price of a default face-up! <3
Then, during the weekend where I surprised my friend Vejitadmc
with Hayley's secret arrival, I learned that my friend rasilverstorm
was selling her YoSD. It's the first YoSD I ever managed to bond with, so I knew I just had to have her. Like I once had to have Eireann, my Shushu. In the meantime I managed to pay her off and now I'm waiting for all her items to arrive.
And, another surprise: Yesterday I learned I won the event Crobidoll had! I'm one of the six lucky owners who will get a doll shipped to us for free. It will be one of the new releases in their Limited T-line series. So the doll is about 16cm tall. I'm very curious to see which of the six I will receive. ;3; And if I'm going to be able to bond with him/her. 16cm is so very tiny..and I feel 70cm is too short! XDDDDD
As for the bad news..
Things aren't going well with grandpa. He went to the hospital about 2,5 week ago for a simple surgery. He was allowed to go home the very next day, but in the afternoon he got an internal bleeding. He was rushed to the hospital, where he was gone for 20 minutes. He lost so much blood, his heart stopt functioning.. Just as they were about to give up on reanimating him, his heart started beating again.
The thing is.. my grandpa does not want to be reanimated. But they didn't know, so they did it after all. We were very afraid for any problems. Being dead for 20 minutes.. how much damage would it bring to his body and brain? He is already 80 years old!
We were surprised to see him recover in a week. First he was woken up. Then the breathing tube was taken out. Then he was moved to a 'regular' department instead of the IC. Then the morphine was taken away. Then the feeding-tube. And so on! Every day a new step forward. He only had a few moments in which he seemed to be delirious, but that could also be from the anesthetics. After 10 days he was allowed home again. 10 days after being dead for 20 minutes!!!!!! It's unbelievable. I cannot understand it, even now. (His ribs are lightly bruised of course. But his heart did not have any visible damage from the reanimation.)
Stubborn as he is, he already went out with his wheelchair the day after coming home, not taking rest. Stubborn stubborn man! >_< But that went well enough, thankfully.
He is back in the hospital now however. His wounds got infected.
They did another surgery on him for it. In the evening (midnight) that same day, they called us up. He had another internal bleeding. But since he was in the hospital, they could act. So he is alright and no worries.
Still - I wonder. Wasn't it perhaps better that when he died.. he wouldn't have been reanimated? Will this life continue like this for him? Or will he finally get well again after all? I don't know and these questions haunt me daily. Every time the phone rings, I'm afraid it's the final call. That something happened and he passed away. They now know he does not want a reanimation. (And, I don't think anyone has told him yet he actually passed away for 20 minutes.
we don't dare to do so.)
So.. that's been my life for this past month. I try not to let it get to me but I feel so very tired now. It really puts a break on my doll-hobby. I /am/ working on my dolls, but I feel little inspiration to photograph them. And I know I should continue uploading here, but damnit.. I just can't get myself to sit down and just DO it. I want to introduce Ethan. And I want to introduce Hayley.
Soon, I'll finish Evelynn enough to show her also (shoes and face-up not included. XD) but.. I don't know. I'll make no promises anymore. I know I've broken some of them already. I just hope my watchers can forgive me, as I know how it feels when those you enjoy watching suddenly become absent. ;_;