Friday, 27 November 2009

Mezza x

Today I went to Merry Hill with my mates. There was hannah, caitlin, kate, alice, kieran, alex, jo and dan R. It was fun and I spent alot of money on ice cream. Also spotted some shoes in Primark. Nice!! Only £6 as well. Brought some Austin Powers socks for Dad for xmas...... Hope he likes it.
Got kicked out of Hawkins and Bazaar for not buying anything. It was also Kieran's bday but couldn't find anything nice so got him a free heart out of Build A Bear. In the shop Kieran asked for a free bear but the man said no and said that he could bend over, put the pipe up is butt and stuff him....... We left.
He also wasn't allowed to see Santa so he got upset but he got a freecolouring page of Rudolph with free crayons. Had alot of fun and laughs but had to go early. :( Instead of going to Republic I had to walk all the way to St Marys just to pick up my bros.


Back Home....

Well had another two exciting days on the childrens ward. Unfortunately Harry was down for his op in the afternoon which meant him not being able to eat from 7am. What a mare. He's just like a scavaging rat when his hungry...!!! At least the Merryhill is good for something and that's wasting a couple of hours and being able to stop Harry from eating. Mind you watching him dribbling while we had a large mac and fries was good...!!! (only joking...;))

He was first one down and this time the anaesthetist actually listened to us this time and gassed him first before trying to fit the canula. He was a really brave boy and went down without a fuss but being a true Gardener uttered his last words of 'dinner' before he went under...!!! He had a rough time in recovery which involved having a bleed from his mouth and nose and him pulling the canula out of his hand. They even thought about taking him back in to stop the bleeding. This carried on in the ward and during the night had a few more bleeds. He was quite upset and sore. The surgeon checked him out in the morning and decided to give him till lunch time to see if it would stop. Luckly it did. Two boxes of pringles (they belonged to the little girls across the room from us, finders keepers rules apply), toast and lunch convinced them he could come home.

He's still not grand and very quiet but he's home.

On a better note, Tom has a duel role in the school play this year, a traveller from afar and a wise man...!!! He'll be with sheep also. The teacher also said he could also do the collection after. I told her I was all for making it authentic and letting him bumshuffle on the floor with a cardboard label on him and a tin collection tray. For some reason she wasn't up for that... wonder why...??? Good job she's a good friend and has a decent sense of humour....

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

All fit and healthy

Got to say that swine flu was literally a bit of a swine. Just when Hannah was getting back on track, Harry decided he wanted to be ill as well. I think it was just to keep Hannah company on her extra week off school...!!! They did give him the Tamiflu as well but luckily just stopped as a chest infection. At least the poor armchair managed to recover from the constant jumping on, at least for a week anyhow.

We had an eventful meeting at the school where they put a care plan in place. Think i managed to scare the hell out of them with what could be. The 1:1's already know but think the head and assistant heads were left thinking 'oh sh*t' lol

Also had another letter through. This time Harry's op date for his adenoids and tonsils. That will be on the 26th November. I know he has to have it done but get sick to my stomach thinking about them having more operations. It's not nice having to carry them down and watch them struggle with the anesthetic and then wait for that call for you to go down to the recovery room cos they're not waking up properly.. Anyhow he should benefit with his breathing and swallowing.

Both are doing well at school socially and educational wise. Harry has read hisfirst book today. He was that excited he read it to his 1:1, teacher, assistant head, headteacher and then caretaker. Got lots of stickers for his effort and a packet of sweets (one for tom as well) from the caretaker.

Anyhow back to the normal humdrum