Monday, 6 August 2007

quick

After Thursday's midwife's appointment, I have been referred for a 'growth scan' - apparently the bump is bigger than would normally be expected at this stage. So there are two hypotheses - either, I am having an elephant; or, there's a bit too much fluid in there. Both of these things might be perfectly okay; or they might not be perfectly okay. The midwife told me not to look on the internet until after the scan and knew a bit more. How well she knows me.

Two sets of people came to view the house today ... both seemed nice, both seemed sensible, both seemed to like it. Fingers crossed.

The main thing that is pre-occupying me at the moment is that Pa was taken in to hospital at 2am on Sunday morning, with internal bleeding. The bleeding has now stopped, but he is still on a drip, still nil-by-mouth and still being given blood. He's been on Warfrin for years and is 89. He's tough as old boots and will probably be fine. Luckily we were already going down on Friday and can move that forwards to tomorrow afternoon if we need to.

The person that's really worrying me is Ma. She is being relentlessly cheerful. I know it's her way of coping with things - and that she probably has a very natural desire not to worry or shock me at this particular time ... but I'm worrying about her being un-worried.

In other news, I have joined Facebook. Odd, isn't it?

17 comments:

  1. Ooh, what an awful combination or worrying things to happen. Would you appreciate it if I prayed for you all, or would you prefer if I confined myself to thinking helpful thoughts?

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  2. Positive thoughts my girl!

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  3. 1. It's probably nothing. I know I took up every available space in my mother's womb.

    2. Best of luck with the house

    3. Thoughts are with your father :)

    4. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504157283 ;)

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  4. 1. It's probably nothing. I know I took up every available space in my mother's womb.

    2. Best of luck with the house

    3. Thoughts are with your father :)

    4. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504157283 ;)

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  5. WP suffered with an excess of amniotic fluid through her pregnancy, which turned out to be gestational diabetes - a temporary thing. Special diet - pain in the arse - but all was fine. All our best to Pa.

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  6. Your Ma's reaction is, instinctively, her best way of coping. She will cope best if not forced to face up to the fears that she does not acknowledge are there.

    Thinking about you, dearest Ally

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  7. Your Ma's reaction is, instinctively, her best way of coping. She will cope best if not forced to face up to the fears that she does not acknowledge are there.

    Thinking about you, dearest Ally

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  8. Good to hear of interest in the house. You could do with that being sorted PDQ before baby arrives. Not that it's vial or anything but it's one less issue.

    I'm sure Ma & Pa will be okay. My "good thoughts" for you also encompass your family so my best to both of them.

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  9. Good to hear of interest in the house. You could do with that being sorted PDQ before baby arrives. Not that it's vial or anything but it's one less issue.

    I'm sure Ma & Pa will be okay. My "good thoughts" for you also encompass your family so my best to both of them.

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  10. On a sensitive and sensible note, if it's an elephant, can I borrow it to water the garden, please?

    Good luck with the scan, and wodges of luck to your pa.

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  11. On a sensitive and sensible note, if it's an elephant, can I borrow it to water the garden, please?

    Good luck with the scan, and wodges of luck to your pa.

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  12. Thank you everyone for all the good wishes and prayers in whatever form. We're off for our scan shortly and have just heard from Ma that Pa has been moved from the Medical Assessment Unit to an 'ordinary' ward; I am taking this as a positive sign - will no more later on this evening once Ma's been in to visit.

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  13. Thank you everyone for all the good wishes and prayers in whatever form. We're off for our scan shortly and have just heard from Ma that Pa has been moved from the Medical Assessment Unit to an 'ordinary' ward; I am taking this as a positive sign - will no more later on this evening once Ma's been in to visit.

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  14. Yuck, Warfin, nasty stuff. My dad was on it for years, and it caused all sorts of complications. One of those drugs where you wonder if the side effects are worth the cure.

    Pregnancies are a time where the midwives and doctors worry every little detail. Don't fret, even if you're told to fret. If its odd news get a second opinion.

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  15. Yuck, Warfin, nasty stuff. My dad was on it for years, and it caused all sorts of complications. One of those drugs where you wonder if the side effects are worth the cure.

    Pregnancies are a time where the midwives and doctors worry every little detail. Don't fret, even if you're told to fret. If its odd news get a second opinion.

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  16. nothing really helps, and, while pregnant everything is intensified, and don't worry about facebook, I'm on there too ! (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=608667116)

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  17. nothing really helps, and, while pregnant everything is intensified, and don't worry about facebook, I'm on there too ! (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=608667116)

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