Thursday, 23 July 2009

Pics for sis's

You asked for photos sis so here are a few that I've managed to get off my phone. Olivia had just swallowed some bubbles in this one, did she like them ... I think perhaps not

Twins?? You'd be surprised how many people have looked at this photograph and said 'oh twins, how sweet'.
An 84 year old with a 4 week old. I love this photo of mam and Olivia. It looks as if Olivia knows her already.

Great grandmother with 3 of her 9 great grandchildren

I love this photo and if you take a closer look at Tom's hair you will notice it is sort of straight and clumpy. Ben had decided he would try his hand at hairdressing after mom had bought a new pair of craft scissors for him.

I had gotten Olivia ready for bed and as I'd bought the little bed time suit (I loved the flowers on it), I had to have a photo. She is just so cute.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

News on Tom, Ben and Olivia

Tom had to go to hospital on Tuesday. Sam had taken him to the doctors as his breathing was still bad. She said they couldn't do anymore so she had to take him over to the hospital. By the time we got there and had been prodded by doctors he was quite distressed and his breathing was so bad they put him on a nebulizer. It helped but he couldn't even walk across the room without getting wheezy again. He was given another one about 20 minutes later and we were told he could go home. Praise God Marc was there and told the doctor Tom was still wheezing and couldn't get his breath, he had his stethoscope with him so had checked Tom after they'd said he could go home. Poor soul couldn't even bend down to pick a toy up without gasping for air. Just as well Sam and Marc know what to look for and Sam spoke to one of the nurses she knew and they checked him again and decided he needed to stay overnight to see if he could manage on inhalers. By tea time the next day he had picked up so they let him home. He's still on medication but was smiling yesterday and ate some breakfast this morning. It's such a worrying time when you see them like that.

Some really good news and I'll post some pics later, we went to Ben's football presentation on Monday. He's been playing football for a couple of terms and was being presented with a certificate but he also got a medal and 2 trophies. He was really thrilled and smile went from ear to ear. He has carried these trophies around all week bless him. He's done really well but his legs are bruised to bits, even at a young age they go in for the tackle.

Olivia is smiling lots now and gurgling. She hasn't put much weight on but we think it might be that she's had to have formula sometimes with Sam looking after Tom and being at the hospital with him. Hopefully things will settle down now and she will start gaining weight. She's just gorgeous.

Not had time to update you by email Niecy or to phone you Nenna but I'm sure you'll read my blog. Love ya xx

Friday, 10 July 2009

Tom not well

Poor Tom is not well again. He had a bit of a cold last week and by Monday was really poorly. He just didn't know where he wanted to be and clung to Sam all day, not even managing to sleep very well. I went over Monday night as Marc was on night shift and Sam wasn't sure whether she'd manage to feed Olivia if Tom wasn't sleeping. Just as well I went as poor soul didn't sleep at all. He had a couple of hours but then was awake from around 2 a.m. and fell asleep on my knee around 6.30 a.m. He seemed to be in so much pain, his nose was running and he couldn't eat or even drink. I stayed over again Tuesday when he slept almost all night and he seemed to be on the mend by Thursday but Sam txt me tonight to say they'd had to take him to the doctors again and he's now back on steroids so I think his chest is not good. I just keep praying the Lord will see him through and that no one else catches what he's had. At one point we did think it was swine flu but as doctors are not really diagnosing it now we don't really know. I'm going over to see how he is tomorrow and I'll let you know.