Monday, 8 December 2008

update


Just a quick update - firstly, thank you everyone for all your good wishes, good vibes and prayers.

Eleanor has been gradually improving over the weekend and is a bit better again this morning. They'vetaken her out of the CPAP and she is only on nasal oxygen now. And sheis tolerating small feeds every two hours - they tried her with a gastric tube yesterday but after she pulled it out twice they gave up and started giving her small bottles.

Her temperature has beenmuch reduced since last night. So, I think we're over the hump. Theysay that they won't let her come home until she has been breathingnormal air for at least twenty four hours and that they like parents tobe able to be around for most of that final period. They are so tinyand things change with them so quickly ... I am terrified about ithappening again, which I suppose is normal. I've just spoken to thehealth visitor who is coming for a council of war later in the week.

B's taken Leo up to the hospital again now and I'm getting some R&R - yesterday this included helping a friend despatch ducks and today it is going to involve cleaning out the chickens and making lentil and garlic soup.

For today, that is all.

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update - we have been thinking of you ever since your email, and really rooting for little E. VERY glad to hear she's improving, and yes, a council of war sounds like a very good idea, and YES, of course you're bound to worry about it happening again - for at least a month after she came out of hospital following the stomach virus thing, every time the witchling so much as gently rifted, I thought it was panic stations, and you've had SO MUCH MORE to take in and worry you. It sounds like she's being well looked-after, and good on you for the lentil and garlic.

    *Lots more hugs and virtual chocolate, btw.*

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  2. Thanks for the update - we have been thinking of you ever since your email, and really rooting for little E. VERY glad to hear she's improving, and yes, a council of war sounds like a very good idea, and YES, of course you're bound to worry about it happening again - for at least a month after she came out of hospital following the stomach virus thing, every time the witchling so much as gently rifted, I thought it was panic stations, and you've had SO MUCH MORE to take in and worry you. It sounds like she's being well looked-after, and good on you for the lentil and garlic.

    *Lots more hugs and virtual chocolate, btw.*

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  3. Home made lentil & garlic sounds heavenly. I hope its a blessing to your recuperation.

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  4. I'm so relieved to hear she's better. Take care of yourselves as well!

    GoodTwin

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  5. I'm so relieved to hear she's better. Take care of yourselves as well!

    GoodTwin

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  6. I've known a few people who had very difficult babyhoods, healthwise. They are so tough. Nothing knocks them back. They're kind, too, each and every one of them, and so thoughtful for anyone in trouble.

    Poor darling little Eleanor. She and you will put it all behind you one day.

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  7. I've known a few people who had very difficult babyhoods, healthwise. They are so tough. Nothing knocks them back. They're kind, too, each and every one of them, and so thoughtful for anyone in trouble.

    Poor darling little Eleanor. She and you will put it all behind you one day.

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  8. Good news Ally. Keep us posted.That's nice that they let Leo visit.

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  9. Good news Ally. Keep us posted.That's nice that they let Leo visit.

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  10. What an ordeal! My thoughts are with you and sending E tons of healing energy.

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  11. I appreciate that a brief, three day silence may not be unusual, nor untoward, but I can't help wondering; is everybody OK?

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  12. I appreciate that a brief, three day silence may not be unusual, nor untoward, but I can't help wondering; is everybody OK?

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  13. I just popped on to catch up with how your doing and was horrified when I read your last few posts!! You and B have been through so much in the last year....I really really hope that the beginning of2009 sees the end to all your troubles!!

    Sending you and yours a big virtual hug!!

    C x

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  14. I just popped on to catch up with how your doing and was horrified when I read your last few posts!! You and B have been through so much in the last year....I really really hope that the beginning of2009 sees the end to all your troubles!!

    Sending you and yours a big virtual hug!!

    C x

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