The weekend went by just as quickly as it came around last week. The days seems to keep starting, then before I know what’s happened and I think it’s time to pack down on the couch and relax, it’s time to get up and do the School pick up, then it’s something after School. February is over next week for God’s sake. Plans are being made for Easter.
Sunday afternoon the cold that I had passed onto Harper from being so run down and exhausted had a turn for the worse as she struggled to breathe. She coughed (and did the old cough/vomit 3 times) and coughed and no matter what she did, she could not catch her breath. Having suffered as an asthmatic my whole life I knew the feeling well, and despite there being the biggest storm we have had in quite some time on at the time, I bundled her up and we headed off to Emergency. Even in our small country town all the crazies had descended on ER on Sunday night in the middle of the storm so we sat and waited our turn and eventually were placed in a bed for a few hours before being admitted for the night. The poor wee thing had to have ventolin every 20 minutes for a few hours, then every 2 hours. It was not fun having to wake an exhausted toddler from her sleep to hold her down while she had oxygen and ventolin pumped into her. I got 2, maybe 3 hours sleep tops on Sunday night.
Yesterday she was slightly better, but crazier than ever from the steroids that she had been given and did I mention exhausted? We rested, slept a little, watched DVD’s and had more drugs pumped into her. We were eventually given leave when she only needed to have the ventolin every 3 hours.
The minute we got home her grey complexion got brighter. She exploded with joy when she saw her big sister and immediately gave Daisy the Red Cross teddy she was given in hospital. We all crashed into bed (even me at 7.30pm) and after a few scheduled wakes in the night for more ventolin, we all had over 11 hours of restful sleep last night. Dear GOD we needed it. Today life goes on, Daisy will go to School, Rob will head to Sydney for work, and I will try and get that little lady rested and well enough for her surgery next week when things will all go downhill. Again.