Saturday, 6 December 2008

prayers please


Eleanor was taken in to hospital in an ambulance last night at 7pm. She is stable now; but whilst I was going to pick B up from the 6pm train, she stopped breathing. Ma did mouth-to-mouth on her for twenty minutes whilst waiting for us to come home and the ambulance to arrive.

She is now on a CPAP machine, with pressurised oxygen helping her to breath (the next step down from a ventilator). As well as the bronchilitis, she has a bacterial lung infection which means that there is clouding on the top half of the right lung. Apparently the struggle to breath was making her so tired that she literally kept running out of steam. She stopped breathing twice in the ambulance and was taken straight to resus; and whilst they were putting the CPAP machine on her she kept stopping and starting. She is now on broad spectrum antibiotics and they say that she should start to pick up when they kick in; which should be in about forty-eight hours.

B is still recovering from food poisoning he got on tour on Tuesday night and we are both wrung out physically and emotionally. Ma has now gone home and is preparing to come back when Eleanor gets out of hospital - although we have no estimate of when that will be. Ma says that anyone else who was here would have done what was needed - but that doesn't get over the fact that it was HER who was here and her that kept our daughter alive.

I am now going to have a small sloe gin and put Leo to bed. He's fine - he's too young to know what's going on. Someone has given us a rather scary cuddly Mickey Mouse, which he says is a Woof Woof - I have taught him to sing 'Woof Woof The Mouse' - 'Woof Woof Ma!" -  as a small blow against the Disney Levithian.


21 comments:

  1. Huge hugs for all of you, especially Ma, on this occasion.

    Any prayers I have the right to offer up will be for you and yours, Ally.

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  2. Huge hugs for all of you, especially Ma, on this occasion.

    Any prayers I have the right to offer up will be for you and yours, Ally.

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  3. Oh, Ally. I'm thinking of you. Get weel soon wee Eleanor.

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  4. Oh, Ally. I'm thinking of you. Get weel soon wee Eleanor.

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  5. Ma was there when it mattered and thank god for that. We're holding your hand, Ally - would wish to be with you.

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  6. Ma was there when it mattered and thank god for that. We're holding your hand, Ally - would wish to be with you.

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  7. Thank goodness your Mom was there, and was level headed enough o do what had to be done. My thoughts are with all of you. Keep us posted.

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  8. Bloody hell, prayers by the bucket load.
    Your mother is a skilled and wonderful woman to have the training and the sense to perform mouth to mouth on somebody that tiny.
    Poor little Eleanor - that bloody hospital should never have let her go home the last time without enough tests to show this up before it got this crazy. I hope they are very sheepish and I hope she has the very best care now.
    What sticks out a mile is how great you are doing - how emotionally strong you are.
    Major prayers all round.

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  9. Bloody hell, prayers by the bucket load.
    Your mother is a skilled and wonderful woman to have the training and the sense to perform mouth to mouth on somebody that tiny.
    Poor little Eleanor - that bloody hospital should never have let her go home the last time without enough tests to show this up before it got this crazy. I hope they are very sheepish and I hope she has the very best care now.
    What sticks out a mile is how great you are doing - how emotionally strong you are.
    Major prayers all round.

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  10. Huge Hugs to you all....

    I have just read your whole blog through from the very beginning and want to say how strong I think you are.

    Hope Eleanor is better soonest and that you and B and Leo are OK Ally

    much love Cw xx

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  11. Huge Hugs to you all....

    I have just read your whole blog through from the very beginning and want to say how strong I think you are.

    Hope Eleanor is better soonest and that you and B and Leo are OK Ally

    much love Cw xx

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  12. Huge Hugs to you all....

    I have just read your whole blog through from the very beginning and want to say how strong I think you are.

    Hope Eleanor is better soonest and that you and B and Leo are OK Ally

    much love Cw xx

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  13. Huge Hugs to you all....

    I have just read your whole blog through from the very beginning and want to say how strong I think you are.

    Hope Eleanor is better soonest and that you and B and Leo are OK Ally

    much love Cw xx

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  14. What I said yesterday on't phone, in triplicate.

    Love to you all.

    xxx

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  15. What I said yesterday on't phone, in triplicate.

    Love to you all.

    xxx

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  16. Hope things are improving for you all - how wonderful to have a mum who kept her head when she needed to!

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  17. I don't do praying, but I'm hoping things work out all right for you guys.

    Look after yourself, okay?

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  18. I don't do praying, but I'm hoping things work out all right for you guys.

    Look after yourself, okay?

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  19. Hugs to all, prayers for all.

    Mother Theresa said "God never sends us more than we can handle, but sometimes I wish He didn't trust me quite so much".

    You are doing wonderfully, and I stand in awe of Ma.

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  20. Hugs to all, prayers for all.

    Mother Theresa said "God never sends us more than we can handle, but sometimes I wish He didn't trust me quite so much".

    You are doing wonderfully, and I stand in awe of Ma.

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