|Hels, back in hospital with a infection, I had 5 days rest!!|
After her discharge from Hospital we drove to our arranged housesit at Burleigh Waters where we looked after Gael & Tim's lovely home and cared for their Border Collie, Lady, for 2 weeks. This beautiful dog looked exactly like our beloved dog Brodie who we had for 15 years (although she was much slimmer!). The likeness was incredible and even caught ourselves calling her Brodie sometimes!! She was a well trained dog and I got plenty of exercise walking her twice a day.
|Lady - a beautiful dog in looks and nature|
Our weeks consisted of visits to the outpatients for x-rays & wound dressing then once cleared up, physio commenced. The Doctors at Robina Hospital would not let us continue our travelling until all infection was gone - seemed to think living in a Caravan was a bit primitive!!! Also this set back meant Helen still had to sleep sitting up which went on for another 3 months!
|"The girls" @ Miami Beach on the Gold Coast|
After our housesit @ Burleigh Waters we stayed in Tallebudgera Caravan Park for a couple of weeks before heading back to Reedy Creek to housesit again for Brad & Kim for 2 weeks including the Easter Break. Once again we were close to Todd and Tenelle and thoroughly enjoyed their visits, particularly knowing at the end of March they were leaving Australia for Canada where they intend working and travelling for at least a year or two! This also prompted another visit from Briony so we were together again for Easter celebrations.
On the morning of 30th March took Todd and Tenelle to the Brisbane Airport for commencement of their adventure then in the afternoon took Briony to Gold Coast Airport for her flight back to NZ. Very emotional day saying Goodbye to the kids!
|Todd & Tenelle on their way to Canada|
|Briony on her way to NZ|
After completing the housesit travelled back to Kooralbyn where we stayed until end of April having a couple of visits to Outpatients and Physio. Once we had a couple of weeks between appointments we drove up to Hervey Bay to visit Stephen & Annette for a week knowing Stephen's condition was not good. Departing Hervey Bay we drove to Woodforde where we stayed at the Showgrounds for a couple of days - enjoyed exploring the area. Had a great catch up with friends John & Heather from Bribie Island at the Woodforde Pub. Travelled back to Tallebudgera Caravan Park to have final Doctors appointments
|Back on the road again - morning tea stop @ Goondiwindi Reserve|
FINALLY 4 months after Helen's accident we were given the all clear to travel as infection had cleared up and she had a series of physio exercises to help gain movement, By this time we were biting at the bit to get on the road again.