Holiday?!

Well we have now been here for almost twelve days and I am SOOO glad that we decided to come for a whole month.  I am hoping, seriously hoping that the bad times are over.  I am a little pressed for time, as ever, so I will give you the details in short, just in case I don’t have time to finish up! 

Nightmare #1

The flight was going so well.  Both children were happy enough, and they were actually sleeping – yes, and at the same time – shock?!?!  The final four hour stretch came up, it was dark and lots of people asleep.  Then Hannah coughed and the contents of her stomach went everywhere – nice.  It was only ever the second time she had thrown up.  Nice timing.

Nightmare #2

The jetlag/no sleep/not dark until 10p.m. nightmare – enough said

Nightmare#3

Thursday 9th  Luka got sick – feverish.  He had a high temperature and screamed and screamed for a day (and night) and a half.  We eventually had the doctor come out to visit our house – a rare feat in the U.K.!

Nightmare#4

Saturday 11th, 1:30a.m.  Hannah’s nappy leaked.  Woke up to find her bed soaked – poor thing, and damn those Pampers!  Put her in the bed with me..and Luka..me hanging off the edge of the bed..

Nightmare#5

Saturday 11th, 4:30a.m.  Hannah woke up by screaming and clambering all over me, saying “there are spiders all over the bed!”  She was burning up, handed Luka to a sleepy Grandma and went to get Hannah some infant paracetamol.  Went back to bed again.

Nightmare#6

Hannah didn’t get better.  Fever shot up to 39.7  I panicked because last time she was 39.4 was when she had a febrile convulsion.  Temperature was up to 40.1 deg by 5p.m.

Nightmare#7

Stupid emergency doctor phoneline didn’t call back until 11p.m., despite us calling them at 4p.m.  They diagnosed Swine Flu…over the PHONE!!!!  Then another doc called back at 12:30a.m., when we were all in bed to say that he thought we should go over there to check her out because Tamiflu has lots of side effects…

Phew #1

Just a throat infection – got some infant ibuprofen and her temperature was a nice normal-ish 37.7degs.

Nightmare#8

Got home, Hannah asked for a hug, and then promptly threw up all over the sofa.

Phew#2

Hannah has eaten, taken meds, and is bright and happy. 

Please, please, please let this be it on the nightmare front!!!!!

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6 thoughts on “Holiday?!

  1. WOW thats a lot of nightmares for one half of a trip back home – hope that this is just getting all the kinks out and you’ll be able to enjoy your last 2 weeks there!!! I can’t believe you’ve been there 12 days already!!

    poor Hannah – give her a big hug for me!!!

    have you been able to get anything fun in like shopping between all the jet lag and sick kiddies?

    • Thanks, I am hoping that that is all of it out of the way with! It really doesn’t seem as if I have been here for 12 days either 😦 Fortunately, I did do a big shopping trip in the earlier days, but still much shopping to be done!

  2. Wow what luck!!
    I really hope the rest of the trip is more easy going and enjoyable for everyone.

    Don’t forget to shop until you drop while you still can!

  3. Oh I hope the rest of the trip is less uneventful in terms of sickness and toilet issues!!!

    I can not believe the diagnosed swine flu over the phone- glad it wasn`t that.

    Hope Hannah is feeling better soon and that the bug stops with her.

    • Thanks! I know, the over the phone diagnosis was the scariest of all. Especially as children can’t really tell you all of their symptoms!

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