Friday, January 20, 2012

smiling in the face of adversity!

It's 7pm and I am still in my pyjamas. I have had around 15 hours' sleep since Sunday morning and it is beginning to take its toll. I thought keeping my pyjamas on today might encourage me to go back to bed at some point but it hasn't happened somehow. I promise to get dressed tomorrow.
Our little family have been having a crappy old time of it. The long and the short of it is that Dulcie and I caught a cold despite all our anti-germ strategies. This caused a bit of a sniffle and a sore throat for me but managed to cause pneumonia for Dulcie. Yep, pneumonia. So we've been back in hospital, with Dulcie scaring the bejeesus out of everyone by trying out a new trick of not breathing while she was sleeping. She ended up back on oxygen and a drip, with a feeding tube going into her nose, looking worse than she had weeks and weeks back and I was worried we would never get her home again. We are back home again now though and on the mend, thank goodness, but I'm sure you can imagine that it has not been a fun time for any of us. Staying on a children's ward with a poorly baby who cries all night and keeps the other sick children awake is horrific. Horrific, I tell you! Hopefully Dulcie continues to behave and will stay at home with us from now on. I have had more than enough of hospitals to last a lifetime.

I hope this post doesn't sound like a big moan-fest. It is my second attempt and the shortened version. I'm sure everyone is sick of my baby woes by now but this blog is kind of my diary too. I will aim to blog about something not connected to babies over the weekend and hopefully that will kickstart my mojo for blogging and for life in general.


  1. Oh no, poor baby girl! Sending you both a big hug and wishing you a full and rapid recovery. And pyjamas are the new black, surely?? x

  2. What a naughty Dulcie to stop breathing! At least she (and you) are feeling better now! And not sick at all of baby posts :)

  3. sorry to hear about the setback but glad all is on the up now, keep well:)

  4. hope you both feel tip top soon (please don't apologise!, its good to hear how the three of you are doing)

  5. Thank you, everyone. Today is the last day of her antibiotics and they seem to have done the trick. I haven't heard any coughing today. Hooray! Mind you, I did not know that antibiotics would cause nappy rash so the poor wee lamb has something else to upset her now :( Still, better nappy rash than pneumonia!


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