From Richard : Say hello to Henry Parker! Born this morning at 03:12, weighing in at 8lb 8oz. Both he and T are doing brilliantly well, and we’re hoping to head home after his checks are complete around lunchtime. x
Free ride down the hill
At the medical centre
After the operation – first physiotherapy
On the mend!
At home and back on email
Karen had a nasty accident this week and broke both bones in her lower right leg. She was helicoptered down the mountain to the Morzine Medical Centre and, after and x-ray, moved to the Georges Pianta Hospital in Thonon-les-Bains for an operation to set her leg. She’s had a plate and screws attached to hold everything together and is now on the mend.
We’re expecting her to be discharged on Sunday, but she’ll be on crutches for six weeks or so and it will take three to four months for a complete recovery.
Update: Monday 22 Feb. Karen saw the doctor this morning and he said the new cast will be fitted today but she needs to stay in hospital for another night before being released.
Update: Tuesday 23 Feb. Escape Committee success! Karen was discharged this morning and is now on the sofa at home! Her new cast is split on both sides so we can clean the skin every two days. Now, how to get to Geneva on Sunday?
Update: Friday 26 Feb. Back to Thonon Hospital this morning for a final check-up with the surgeon. He’s very happy with the way the wound is healing so it’s London on Sunday and a London hospital next week for the permanent cast to be fitted.
Update: Tuesday 15 March. The cast is off but still no weight on leg for at least another two weeks.
David and Kayleigh got married this weekend in Cambridge – a great weekend from start to finish. Of course, the whole tribe was there so we took the chance to grab some family photos.
The Cambridge Parkers
Groom and Best Men
Kayleigh and David
The First Dance
Richard, George and Chris
Richard, David, George, Jo and Chris
Richard, David, George and Chris