Tuesday, 10 February 2009
STRESS, GETS MORE EXCITING AS YOU GET MORE OF IT!!
It doesn't rain.....
At 3am on Saturday morning Alex started being sick. On Sunday morning I contacted NHS Direct, who are really good, and got their advice.
He was no better last night, in fact was worse to the point that he couldn't even drink water without bringing it back. Spoke to them again and they suggested that if he was no better by this afternoon then he should go to hospital
He managed to sleep for 6 hours last night and woke up vomiting at 5am on an empty stomach.
I made the decision that enough was enough, and took him to hospital, after him probably been sick 30 times, and not haven eaten since Saturday lunch time.
So he's spent the day on a drip to re-hydrate him. Been given loads of injections to relieve his stomach ache and to stop him being sick.
He's home now and has taken anti emetic tabs and so far as managed, despite still feeling very sick to hold down two small glasses of Coke (one of the best stomach settlers known to man, plus full of much needed sugar!)for three hours.
He's had I don't know how many baths, as they are the only way he can relax his poor knotted stomach and gone to bed to try and get a really decent sleep.
So once we got home I immediately had to set to and sort out the dog, who had never been left alone for so long. She'd been really well behaved and hadn't sat on the sofa, which she now knows she can't go on and was doing last week. But she was very hungry and needed exercising. This all meant that I had to look after her after a day of looking after Alex.
The only relief I've had today was going into the Hospital Chapel and cry my eyes out for 15 minutes and then phoned friends until I found one to speak to, to get yet another virtual hug and some words of love.
And eventually, because I could, I've had an ice cold glass of real champagne.... because I surely deserve it. But daren't have more just in case I'm needed to have my wits about me any time tonight.
And I thought last week had been stressful!!! And to add insult to injury I should have worked today, so haven't earnt any money.... Hey ho!!
(pic is of dawn on Monday morning in the school grounds)
and for anyone who gets emails from me please forgive me not contacting you till later in the week.