Wednesday, 25 February 2009

it is


We got a phone call from nursery as we were about to collect the children yesterday - Eleanor wasn't feeding and was very chesty. Cue B accelerating towards the nursery rather more speedily than we had been.

We took her straight to the Out Of Hours clinic in Welshpool, as it was ten minutes after our own doctor's surgery would have shut. They gave her oxygen and called the ambulance. And so we all went to Shrewsbury again, in convoy. In the ambulance she had a real coughing fit and brought up loads and loads of gunk; apparently oxygen can do that, all power to it. So by the time we got to A&E, she was breathing much better.

They kept her in overnight, because sometimes the lungs can gunk up again - but we went up this morning and brought her home later afternoon. She has bronchiolitis again - she's all bubbly with clear secretiony-stuff and is finding feeding tiring. But her colour is good and she is very smiley. They've given us twenty four hour open access to the Paediatric Ward and we are much more relaxed about the whole thing. I'm not sure whether that's good, or bad.

But it is, anyway.

Leo is shattered. We took him with us last night on the 'all stay together in a crisis' principle; but the hospital was FAR TOO EXCITING for him to want to have a nap. And again, this morning when we went back up to collect her. He finally dropped like a falling tree at four o'clock, just as we were about to leave - I'm going to have to go and wake him up and give him something to eat in a minute, which isn't going to be fun.

Then, I need to sort out my hatching eggs (Saturday! Yay!) in to two incubators so I know which chicks are pure-bred and which are crosses.

Beef curry for tea.

If I sound blase, it's because I'm exhausted.



4 comments:

  1. Dictionary definition of blase: "Uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence".

    No you don't sound blase. Not uninterested, just not sideswiped, incapacitated, sent reeling into shock. What you are doing is desensitizing, which is an element of coping like a goddess. Some never get the knack.

    What a day - exhausting on so many levels for all of you - hugs and warm wishes to all. xx

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  2. Dictionary definition of blase: "Uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence".

    No you don't sound blase. Not uninterested, just not sideswiped, incapacitated, sent reeling into shock. What you are doing is desensitizing, which is an element of coping like a goddess. Some never get the knack.

    What a day - exhausting on so many levels for all of you - hugs and warm wishes to all. xx

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  3. Phew, what a brill nursery to get on to you immediately?
    Am thinking of you all, lots. xx

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  4. Phew, what a brill nursery to get on to you immediately?
    Am thinking of you all, lots. xx

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