Friday, May 21, 2010

cuddles and crochet

At this time last night I was with my son at our local hospital. Suffering from a really bad case of gastro he was dehydrated and out of sorts. I try not to go to doctors unless it is completely necessary – my position on most illnesses is to let nature play its course – but when my son’s eyes turned from a glassy clear to a thick red before me I got spooked.

sick but perking up

The boy had barely spoken in forty-eight hours, and when he did speak it was almost inaudible. No eating and very little drinking there were lots of tears and lots of cuddles. But wouldn’t you know it? …as we’re in the car en route to the hospital he started to chat a little, and by the time we made the triage nurse his eyes were beginning to clear up and he was almost perky!!! I felt like the total neurotic mother.

@ 0230hrs

Even so, we had to hang around for a while as he rehydrated. It turns out that the intensely blood shot eyes is due to spiking an extremely high temperature causing the blood vessels in the eyes to burst. Regardless the cause – it was freaky to witness.

sick again

Whilst he managed to perk up, reduce his fever, not vomit or poo during our five hour middle-of-the-night visit to the hospital today he was awfully sick again, and the expulsion of bodily fluids was back with a vengeance. And whilst he slept for most of the day he would stir and cry whenever I left his side.

crochet & cuddles

So I sat by his side and started crocheting his blanket

26 comments:

  1. i do hope he feel's better soon when your kids are ill you feel at a loss much love xx

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  2. oh no, I hope your boys gets better super quick. Thank goodness for crochet though, it's so portable. Sorry I missed the first post about it, but I have the very same book on my wish list :)

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  3. Oh! Poor sweetie. How terrible. Hope he is feeling more like himself really soon.

    Don't feel neurotic! My dr told me not to worry, she would rather I turned up and nothing was wrong, than I didn't turn up and something was wrong.

    Take care.

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  4. Poor sweet thing - there is nothing worse than a sick child. You sound far from neurotic to me and I know I would have done the exact same thing. I hope he gets back to old self very soon.

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  5. OH dear. Poor kid. Nothing worse. Makes me feel completely helpless & useless when the kid is sick. Docs & hospitals are there for a reason I say. If in doubt, they aren't! Better safe for sure.
    Hugs to you. You will be needing them just as much. How's the little one doing? Hope she stays well!

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  6. poor chicken, the red eyes would have freaked me out too, i've never heard of that happening before. i hope he's on the mend now. and you can get some rest. x

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  7. What a horrible day! I have done the rush to the emergency room, only to find child magically improved by our arrival! Hope all goes well and you have a much better day today.

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  8. Oh Sally you poor thing, it all sounds awful and disgusting. XX

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  9. Poor little bunny :( It is so awful when your kids are sick and you can't make them better.
    I hope he gets well soon.

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  10. A few points, starting with . . . i hope your little bloke gets better soon, you know they bounce back as quickly as they go down!!
    I let nature run its course with my guys too, they luckily rarely get ill, they run around in knickers in Canberra Winter, still no runny noses.
    Finally, do you think nurses judge you for being worried enought to bring a child to hospital but you were of sound mind & found time to collect hand crafts to do??
    I commend you, two birds & all, love Posie

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  11. Hi Sally,

    I hope your litle man is feeling much better soon...I, too worry about being a neurotic Mum, but its better to be safe than sorry even if they seem to perk up in the car on the way (mine has done that too)
    Hugs to you both,
    Sharon

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  12. Oh no poor En, I hope he gets better soon. If that boy doesn't talk you know he's ill :) How is Manali and you guys, I hope you escape it.

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  13. That sounds like a really scary few days. I hope he picks up very soon and that the rest of you manage to avoid it. And at least granny squares are so easy once you know how that you can pretty much do them in your sleep...

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  14. OHhhh Darling. Better feeling like a neurotic Mum, than letting it go - Mother's intuition should be given more credence - you did good and sounds like you still are. Please take care of Your precious self too. He's blessed you're such a gorgeous Mum. xo

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  15. I hope your little man is feeling better real soon. No matter how old you get you always want your Mum by your side when you're sick. xo

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  16. Poor little tot, I hope he is feeling brighter soon!

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  17. Your poor little man, I hope he is feeling better. It sounds very scary Sally definitely better to be safe taking him to the hospital. Take care. xo

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  18. oh that's scary, a late night trip to the hospital. Hope your little man bounces back soon, it makes you feel so helpless when they are really sick doesn't it! Thank goodness for the meditative qualities of crochet for calming the mind and passing time :-) PS the colours are great and the wool looks nice and chunky. Hugs to you xx

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  19. Ohhh no! I really hope he feels better soon. It sounds like a scary experience. Its so sad when our little ones are sick and we can't do anythink to make them feel better.

    Sending you some wellness vibes. xx

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  20. Poor little guy and poor mummy too! Hope he is feeling better this morning. It's just awful when the kids are ill. So worrisome.

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  21. Oh Sally. How awful for you all! Hope he is improving!

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  22. bless his heart: its terrible when your children are sick. hospitals are the best < and we are lucky to have them around in our countries to care for us. think of those who do not have the option....
    xx

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  23. poor little sausage. that must have been so scary for him - and for you. Sending healthy vibes to you.
    xxx

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  24. Hope the little man's feeling better - and that you've been able to have a rest too. Sending hugs,
    x

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  25. Your poor little boy - and poor you!! Nothing worse than your child being sick and feeling helpless to make it all better! Hope he gets well soon, and you get some rest too!

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  26. wow! i hope he is better now! it sounds kind of scarry to go through all this..
    I also had to go a few times to the hospital with one of the kids... its not so plesent..
    take care and feel good!

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