Monday, March 16, 2009

Hibernation

This blog is going to sleep for a bit!


I'm just not getting my bloggy mojo back people..... I don't know why?! Maybe I've just got too much going on right now. Anyway, I'm feeling the need to hibernate my blog for a while.
I'm sure I'll be back eventually, but until then I will keep popping by all the blogs I love so much, but I won't be popping in here...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

When It Hasn’t Been Your Day, Your Week, Your Month, or Even Your Year…

Bear with me here, I just have to detail the long list of things that have gone wrong for me this year:

*Paula developed a large ovarian tumor and needed surgery in the first 2 weeks of 2009

*In the first week of February my father-in-law had a stroke, leaving him with a blind spot in his left eye

*My Dad went on a holiday 2 weeks ago (which he really needed so badly, considering he buried his wife in November and has had non-stop stress since then) and true as nuts his geyser burst while he was away, destroying a bed-room suite and a whole bunch of brand new wall-to-wall carpets in 2 spare rooms and his passage, not to mention the ceiling...

*which leads to the fact that I have been dealing with some exceedingly frustrating insurance call centres of late - we won't even go there!

*My father-in-law had another stroke this week and is currently in hospital, this time he lost the use of his left (thankfully!) hand

*Paula has not had asthma for nearly 18 months, we thought she had outgrown it. But no, she has been flattened the whole week - poor kid is back on the nebuliser 3 times a day, steroids, you name it we are throwing everything at it....which is why I haven't slept for 3 nights and feel so crap.

*The doctor confirmed my suspicion that the cause of the asthma is 99% likely to be the fact that I (being the brain box mom that I am ...NOT!) allowed her to swim at school in a salt-chlorinated pool, which had had chlorine added(which I knew about...bright spark!)...thinking that she might have outgrown the chlorine issue too.....she evidently hasn't (no sh#*t Sherlock!) and it would appear she is unlikely to.

*which leads me to the fact that we are going to Sun City in 2 weeks and I am going to sit there with a frustrated child who will not be able to swim....

*Oh and Rox is heading off in her car tomorrow, on her own, to travel 3 hours to visit her boyfriend. My child, ALONE, among 100s of people, on busy roads, who don't know how to drive properly.....I DON"T like it!!

Okay, so you get the picture - I am in a VERY bad mood and feeling VERY sorry for myself!!

(Forgive me if you now have the Friends theme tune going round and round in your head.....me too!)

Friday, March 06, 2009

Prayer request

Rox's boyfriend Roy''s sister had a darling little baby girl, Alexa, 3 weeks ago. They are such a sweet family and we were so happy for them when the baby was born. Yesterday we heard the dreadful news that the baby's dad had been in a terrible accident at work - he suffered severe injuries to his neck and head. He had surgery last night. This morning we heard that his condition is critical and that he needs further surgery, but can't have it because he is not stable enough. Please pray for this family! I can't imagine how hard this must be for Roy's sister.

Update:
Latest report is that he seems to be out of danger, thankfully! Although his condition is still serious. No-one seems to know yet how much permanent damage there is.

Update:
From the latest report (via Rox, via Roy, via Roy's mom....) it seems that he is doing much better and is clearly on the mend. It seems that further surgery will not be necessary. What a relief.

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