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!
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.
The jetlag/no sleep/not dark until 10p.m. nightmare – enough said
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.!
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..
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.
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.
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…
Just a throat infection – got some infant ibuprofen and her temperature was a nice normal-ish 37.7degs.
Got home, Hannah asked for a hug, and then promptly threw up all over the sofa.
Hannah has eaten, taken meds, and is bright and happy.
Please, please, please let this be it on the nightmare front!!!!!