Sunday, September 18, 2011

One Hectic Week

Sometimes life just gets the best of you....

Thats exactly what my last week has been.

It started off with a sick child a couple of thursdays ago, Little J had a random virus, sore throat etc,
so he was prescribed with the standard - antibiotics.

Come the Monday following, the tops of his feet are itchy and tiny red bumps started forming...... nothing too unusual we thought, probably the virus.

Tuesday - those red bumps look really inflamed now and it looks more like a reaction, like hives.....
and it's starting to come up on his knees?

Off to the doctor he goes...... doctors explanation:

The antibiotics prescribed, usually creates this type of reaction when a patient has kissing disease,
otherwise known as Glandular Fever!

Soooo, Wednesday followed with a blood test to confirm,
poor boy!

During all this Mike has been unwell, and after a doctor visit on Wednesday, he was told to go to the hospital to be checked over properly.... since the nearest hospital is a hour and a half away, Mike preferred to go the next morning -

Roll on Thursday...... we sent the eldest two to school, and took the youngest with us..... one windy road and one car sickness later..... a dash to the warehouse for fresh clothes, we then arrived in ED.

Luckily we didn't have long to wait before we were shown into a room.... but then after 2 hours waiting for a doctor and the nurse telling us we were third in the queue, and she couldn't give us any assurance we would be seen soon..... we walked out.

I know that sounds insane! 
But our predicament was;  we needed to know whether Mike would be admitted and need surgery before I left him to pick up the boys from school, or he would be stranded with no car and no where to stay the night..... I could have left him picked up the boys drove back down and then back home....... but that would have been an extra 4.5 hrs of driving that I just didn't have in me.

Next day -  Friday, and this time we took all of the kids and started again...... while driving another child was sick......
but we were prepared for it.

We arrived at ED, were shown through to triage and our own room, again quickly.... only to wait for another 3 hours!
With the kids getting ants in their pants by that time, I left Mike to take the kids for lunch and a run around in the park.....
 but that would be too easy wouldn't it? 
Lets thrown in a child who has had a tiny accident in their pants!
  by this time I realising its more than car sickness. 

 Whats a mother to do?..... no change of clothes, four kids in the car, and no friends or family in this city..... hmmmnnn.

Drive to Pak n Save underground parking and park where it is dimly lit and sort it out...... I managed to deal with it, tie a jacket around his waist, for the childs sake....
 and carry on like it never happened. 

All this happening while Mike was still waiting to see a doctor......
 5 hours he waited! and by the time he was seen he was in surgery within half an hour!
From then on Mike said they were brilliant, the nurses were great and there were checks upon checks throughout.
Luckily I was able to pick him up the next day.
though another long wait, just for discharge papers! Arghhh!

But now the weekend is over and things look like they are slowly returning to normal, all boys are at school, Mikes on the mend....still waiting on blood results for little J, but I have been told he is okay to go to school.... so its just me and lil miss.  

I have completed Middle B's shorts and Lil Miss Olearia Cardigan... so I will post soon..... until then, the house is a bombsite and I can't procrastinate any longer...... I'm off to clean!


tartankiwi said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh my! What a week. Glad to hear things are returning to normal for you.
Very impressed that you still managed to find the time to do some sewing. Looking forward to seeing the finished results.
Hugs x

jimbillsmum said...Best Blogger Tips

Woah! I bet your glad thats over with. Thanks for sharing that story because I often wonder if that sort of thing only happens to me... Hope you are all feeling better :-)

Mon said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness Laura that's madness!! When it rains, it pours hey? Glad things have settled now though. Love to you and the family and hopes for no more sickness!!

Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...Best Blogger Tips

Blimey! That's so tough :( poor you! Hope everyone feels better soon and you don't have any more emergency dashes and long waits any time soon! Phew!

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