Sunday, 29 March 2009

Happy Birthday Tom

It was Tom's birthday on Friday. 2 years old. It was really wonderful to see him laughing, running around with Ben, climbing up the slide and shouting 'Nana' then sliding down, jumping on the trampoline with just a continuous smile on his face. After the trips to hospital and the worry over his asthma type attacks it was a joy to behold. I think I may have said doctors have given him a steroid inhaler and what a difference. So I'm posting a couple of days late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY THOMAS -
After going over to see Tom and Ben Friday it was church youth club night and we all went bowling. 6 adults and 33 young people. It was a good night but my arm is slightly aching this morning - I can't remember how long ago it was since I've bowled. The kids were great, really well behaved, can't say the same for the adults (only joking) it was such fun. Ann managed to throw the ball down the gutter and demolished the side bars that they put up to help young ones to get a few skittles down. We did laugh but at least none of us went down with the ball.
I was so tired when I got back home though and it wasn't even 10 o clock but I had been to work all day and was we left church early to get there I'd been out of the house a good 15 hours.
Hope you all have a good day.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Nice day

It's a beautiful day, I can hear a dove cooing in the trees outside of my office. I've finished work for the day but not sure if I'd get to blog when I get home as I'm shattered so thought I'd do a quick one here before I left. I've been over to Stafford today at an Open Day with our learning technologies department. It was fab; so relaxing and stress free. It was great putting faces to names and chatting to the girls on the help desk. Also met some old friends that used to come out to school years ago. Steve one of our first techies surprised me when he told me he was 40 this year - I couldn't quite believe him as he certainly doesn't look it but it made me feel really old. Well I'm off home in a sec so have a great day.
Think I'll need help with those graphics sis - glad you're having some nice weather too.
Been trying to get Nenna to do some comments for us but she can't be doing with all the other bits you have to do so she's happy just to read what we get up to. Maybe one day. Love you Nenna - you too Neecy. Off home now so have a good day.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

It's a beautiful day

It's a beautiful morning, the sun is shining and I'm spending a few minutes just relaxing and typing up my blog before going to my little craft unit. Sam phoned last night to say Tom was a little better on this new steroid inhaler he's been given so hopefully its going to help him.
Ben has been disturbed every night while Tom's not been well as they sleep in the same room. He was so tired he fell asleep on the sofa last night, she sent me a pic of him and he looked so sweet.
I've got some lovely graphics from Judy, our Denise's friend in America. When I've worked out how to get them onto my blog I'll show you them. I was really touched that Judy took time out of her busy life to do them for me. They are stunning, she's so talented. A really big thank you Judy, they're wonderful.
Have a good day.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Update on Tom

Well here I am Saturday morning feeling very tired even after a good nights sleep. I think the events of the last couple of months are beginning to catch up with me and it's been really busy at work.
Tom was let out of hospital on the Sunday but was rushed back in Sunday evening as he couldn't breath and had turned blue. Marc and Sam both work for the medical profession so knew it wasn't good and had to call an ambulance. He was rushed in and put on a nebulizer every half hour throughout the night. By 4 pm he was a lot better. He's out of hospital but still isn't well. The Doctor has prescribed a steroid inhaler as he has real trouble breathing at night and it looks like it's asthma. When Sam was younger she had asthma brought on by dust mites so looks like Tom may have the same problem. She's continually vaccing to keep the dust down and hopefully with the new inhaler he will get some sleep.
Ben has had to cope with his mum being in hospital, then Tom being in hospital and I think he has just needed lots of assurance and hugs this past few weeks. It was parents day at school so he was really pleased that his mum and dad went to have lunch with him. He loved it.
It's not been a good start to 2009 all told, seems to be lots of bad news and my sister Brenda had bad news last week when a friend of the family died. This is the third funeral she has been to this year. Love you Nenna cos I know you'll be reading this, lots of hugs from me - will ring you soon.
Seem's cliche to say 'it could be worse' but I know the Lord's in control so we'll just keep going to him in prayer. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Tom isn't well

I've been at the hospital tonight, Tom isn't well and they've decided to keep him in. Looks like he may have asthma and he's not even 2 yet. Both he and Ben have been sickly lately what with nose bleeds and colds but Tom couldn't get his breath the other week and they had to take him to hospital. Same today, Sam was out with him and he ended up being sick and then couldn't breath. She was really worried when his lips started to turn blue and she and Marc got him straight to the hospital. Doctors have said it's viral and when I left them tonight he was a bit better. He's been having an inhaler every half hour but just before I left he'd gone an hour and twenty minutes so that was better but he is still very wheezy. Please keep him in your prayers.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Sam is out of hospital

Both she and the baby are fine. Doctors thought at first it may have been the placenta detaching which would not have been good but praise God it wasn't and they just didn't seem to know what it was. Sam was glad to be home although still feeling a bit nauseous and tired. The boys were really pleased to see their mum, especially Tom as he is full of cold and not feeling too good.
Oops didn't realise the time, I'm going to be even more tired than I was but when I can't see the clock I just get carried away, think I'll need to set an alarm to remind me to check the time. Nite