|My new grandson|
A healthy gorgeous little man joined our family this week but his poor mama has had a real rough run. I took DIL back to emergency today because she was in such a bad way with headaches and complications from her epidural. Proud daddy and youngest MM stayed home and manned the fort with the little man.
Hopefully they've got her sorted now and all done without another hospital stay which was a concern but was thankfully avoided. Flinders Emergency is the craziest place on the planet and was exceptionally bad today due to the torrents of rain falling from the sky. For all the bad stories you hear about emergency and the massively 'long' waiting times - I have nothing but good things to say about how we were treated and the speed with which she was seen and taken care of today.
Today I also met one of the most decent and understanding 'anaethesists' possibly in existence. His bedside manner, explanations and solutions to the problems were 'A' class. So after being filled full of pain drugs and anti nausea drugs and a stint on an IV drip I took the girl home pain free and with prescriptions for pain relief and an item of gold.
That golden item being the phone number and name of the head anaethesist and the 24 hour registrar phone number so if things deteriorate she will be re-admitted without enduring the emergency department and she also has access to 24 hour advice. Lets hope she won't need any of it.
My quiz night last night was an absolute resounding success - went off without a hitch and I was extremely proud of how it all came together. By the time I crawled into bed last night at midnight I was beyond tired and felt like I had run a marathon this week. Work and babies and worry are exhausting. I slept for almost 11 hours - so I must have needed it.
I'm hoping for a calmer week next week, I think we're about due for one in this family. Fingers tightly crossed that DIL stays well. She's on strict bed rest for the next three days at least, no lifting, no standing, no anything and eldest MM has dived into parenthood feet first. He has taken over everything and is doing a simply amazing job while DIL is regaining her strength and health. I am so proud of the pair of them.
Hope your week has been a little calmer than mine.
Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow
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