A very quick post cause I’m off to bed and it’s not even 8 pm. The patient is on the mend but it’s going to be a long slow process. For a while there I thought this morning we may end up back in hospital but thankfully the vomiting stopped and Elise has now begun drinking small amounts of flat lemonade and even ate some plain potatoe for tea.
A victory at last. For a while there it seemed that we were taking two steps forward and one backwards and were literally living minute by minute. Every minute she didn’t throw up was a bonus….sigh.
I’m beginning to understand how those parents of seriously ill children feel. How on earth they cope day after day is beyond me. It’s only been a few days and I’m seriously struggling and this is just a simple illness.
Please forgive me for not replying to all your lovely emails and comments personally. I just haven’t had time or the energy – between running after Elise and spending hours washing in the twin tub machine.
The good or bad news (depending on who you are asking) is my front load washing machine is fixed…supposedly. I used it tonight to put through yet another load of washing only to have it make horrible grinding noises which Ashley tells me is the pump and now he will have to look at that. I seriously thought of taking an axe to the whole machine but something tells me he would be even able to fix that damage…..groan.
Right off to bed. Thank you all for your love and support over the past few days. Elise is just amazed that people she has never met let alone communicated with are sending cyber hugs and wishing her well. I keep telling her it’s this wonderful blogging community I am part of.