Saturday, July 2, 2011

What an unbelievable week it's been

My new grandson
Whew! I'm glad this one is over. I feel like I've been running uphill all week.

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.

Cheers, Fi

Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow

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  1. OMG I really hope things are fine now. With our little man only 3 weeks old and my DIL still very fragile, I know what you are going through. Hugs from this Grandie in London.

  2. Awww, he is beautiful! (And I love the quote at the bottom!)

  3. Congrats on the new addition! Hope your DIL gets to feeling better soon. And you are definetly due for a calmer week this next week. Sending prayers and good vibes your way, that this happens. Have a great holiday weekend!

  4. Congratulations! It has been a week for you :)

    Hope DIL is okay now.

  5. wow! glad that week is over so now you can spend the next week going down hill! congratulations on the little man and i'm glad mommy is feeling better too! so glad that MM is being such a wonderful husband and father!

  6. Congratulations on the new grandson! That's wonderful.

    I hope the DIL is doing better real soon. It sounds like she has a good support team.

    And that is so nice to hear how she was treated at the ER. You just never hear things like that...usually only negative remarks concerning ER rooms.

    You try to rest up now. Sounds like you were smack dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle!

    Happy 4th of July

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  7. Appears to be a beautiful child. Hope his mother feels much better for good, soon. You rest up, too.

  8. Congratulations Fi, on the new grandkid! I am glad things went well. And your quiz, glad it went well also.

    Happy 6WS! Here is hoping things will calm down now for you and you can relax and do grandmother duties joyfully again.

  9. Sounds like you need a week to just rest! Beautiful grandbaby - hope mom is doing better! Great 6WS!

  10. aww the baby is beautiful! Congrats on the grandbaby! Hope things begin to turn around. A very touching 6ws.

  11. So sorry to her of DILstravails and happy to hear she's finally getting some relief. Hugs tom everyone!

  12. So precious! (Found your blog from Six Word Saturday!)

  13. Congrats on the new addition to the family. What a huge week! I hope the coming week is a calmer one for you.

  14. What an absolutely darling little love one! Congrats ...!

  15. Congratulations!!

    All the best to your son, and hope DIL is well soon.

  16. Oh goodness, that IS a lot for one week! Your grandson is a beautiful little man. And I hope your DIL continues to improve now - what a blessing to receive such great care. So often the stories we see don't end that pleasantly.

    Thanks for playing 6WS!

  17. Congrats on the birth of your grandson. Health to your DIL. Strength and Blessings to All of you!

    P.S. We'd be happy to share dinner x0

  18. alright, so i got my answer now. epidurals always pose a risk... that's unfortunate, but if she still has her motor skills and brain activity is normal, it should pass, eventually... good thing though she has that phone number. this is not the kind of matter you mess around with. i only hope she takes the bedrest very seriously and not get up at the first sign of improvement. she needs to let her body cope with all of this. delivering a baby is enough; when there are complications, it is only harder for the body to deal with it all.

    my advice: tie her down to the bed...
    no, seriously!!


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