Friday, 19 August 2016

Not a fun week

Our little grandson at 11 weeks old had to have an operation to correct a narrowing between stomach and intestines. We thought things were not right when they stayed a few weeks ago and H has been back to the doctor with Jacob several times in the last few weeks and finally got referred straight to their local hospital for tests. They then had to wait for nearly 2 days for a bed  at a bigger hospital.
 Apparently quite a common problem for babies, mainly boys, and is quickly sorted. But another thing to worry about and being a distance away makes things worse.
And how do you tell an 11 week old that he is nil-by-mouth!
He should be able to go home in a day or two and fingers crossed that will be the end of it and he will start to feed and put on weight properly.

Meanwhile Colin is still not feeling any better, he has been on constant drips of saline, blood , antibiotics or platelets, one after the other or two at a time.

I'm just trying to keep on an even keel and not fall off the tightrope - mixed metaphors there but you know what I mean!


I think I will be glad to see the end of August
Back Soon
Sue

46 comments:

  1. It all gets thrown at you at once doesn't it? Keep strong and look after yourself, Sue, I hope Colin and your grandson feel better soon.

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  2. you are having a tough time of it, hope it all evens out for you soon.

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  3. Hope your grandson makes a full recovery and your husband feels better soon. As they say things can only get better!
    Julie xxxxxx

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  4. You certainly have had more than your fair share, hope your grandson and Colin get better soon xx

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  5. My heart goes out to you. Thank goodness they diagnosed your Grandson's problem and were able to sort it out fairly quickly. It's worry upon worry at the moment for you, I really hope things improve sooner rather than later.

    Jean

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  6. Hoping it all settles down soon, you've got more than enough to cope with there!

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  7. I hope your family's health problems get better soon so you can all have a break from them xxx

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  8. I love your stories!!! I do hope your husband improves dramatically soon. Best wishes from Australia (Q'ld). :)

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  9. Oh such a worry for you. When life gets stodgy and we feel in a rut I always think that that is so much better than feeling helpless and worried. I am sure your little grandson will get better very soon. Poor hubby, he has had it tough but he has battled on and with your help and the hospital staff he will soon be home and start to get strong again. My thoughts and prayers are with you, I also have a very ill husband and he is visibly getting thinner every day. Just waiting on yet some more tests. Take care and keep your chin up. Love Andie xxx

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  10. Wishing you, Col, your lovely grandson and his mummy and daddy all the very best. They do say the darkest hour is just before the dawn, so let's hope that is true for you and yours. I'll be thinking of you all, Elizabeth.

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  11. Sending healing thoughts for Col and baby Jacob....and a huge hug for you-x-

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  12. Much love to you, Sue, and prayers for your loved ones and for you.
    J x

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  13. I will keep you, Colin and your grandson in my prayers - hang in there.

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  14. Sorry to hear this. Sending good wishes for your grandson to recover speedily and start putting on weight. Also sending wishes that your husband gets to feel better and you both can start to relax and move forward in good health and happiness. May September be a much better month for all your family :)

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  15. Every thing always come together, your a strong woman, hope things perk up soon.

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  16. I'm sure Colin will turn the corner soon, a stem cell transplant is very hard on the system. It takes a while to turn the corner and start feeling yourself. It is a long road, but a also a wonderful road that offers an opportunity for a longer life. All good wishes for your grandson, I expect he will soon get nice and chubby and your family can put that worry behind you. Lets hope September is an excellent month. Jean from Canada.

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  17. I'm sorry to hear your news. I hope both Col and your grandson make a speedy recovery and both return home to their living family's.

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  18. I hope things turn around quickly for Colin. That must be very difficult for the parents to have their new little baby in hospital. He will, undoubtedly, have no memory of this when he is older. I hope he makes a quick recovery and thrives beautifully! -Jenn

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  19. Poor little Jacob, nil by mouth. Our little grandson at 11 months had a eye op and his mum and dad said it was awful hearing him cry due to hunger but the op helped and he doesn't remember it.

    Do hope Colin turns the corner soon. Will continue to offer prayers for healing for Colin and little Jacob and strength for you to cope.

    Do not feel guilty about going to the beach hut between hospital visits. I believe the sea is very calming for your body and spirit. Take care of yourself so you can help Colin when he does come home.

    Hugs.

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  20. What a time you're having of it at the moment Sue, talk about it never rains but it pours!
    Hopefully, Col will start to pick up soon and not look back!
    I'm sure baby Jacob will be eating for England as soon as he can, the poor little mite, he's probably famished!
    I'm a wreck at the moment, our DDiL is in labour, she was taken in on Wednesday to be induced, but everything's moving very, very slowly. The poor lass has been in labour for almost 46 hours now, I wish for her sake things would move along a bit faster!
    As someone once told me, 'When you reach the end of your rope, make a knot and hang on'!

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  21. So sorry to read about little Jacob and his op - I hope he is back to rights very soon - ditto Col! Take care of yourself too!

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  22. Hope jacob and Col are both on the up soon.

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  23. Nancy on the Farm19 August 2016 at 13:31

    Hoping for better times for you all soon. Praying for quick recoveries.

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  24. Big long walk for you, never mind the weather!

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  25. I hope that all will soon be well for Col and Grandson. Hugs to you!

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  26. Oh, dear! As others have said, many thoughts and prayers for you all. A baby boy in our family had that surgery as an infant and has done well. Hope little Jacob and Col will be on the mend very soon.

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  27. poor little chap. I'm sorry Col still feels horrible too.
    Tough week. Sending healing, happy, and positive thoughts your way. xx

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  28. sending positive thoughts , hope they both feel better soon. hugs to you. x

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  29. Sending healing thoughts for both your Grandson and your dear husband. Stay strong.

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  30. Praying for your grandson and hubs Colin for healing and strength and for you as well. Not an easy time. God's mercies are new every morning. Hugs and hopefully you can find some brighter times in your day that bring you joy. Hugs!

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  31. Oh dear, your family have been going through the mill recently. I do home Col is stronger soon, sounds like he is having a real rough time.

    Lots of healing thoughts also sent to your grandson, what a scary time for all.

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  32. Thinking of you all Sue and sending love.

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  33. Oh, poor little lad - nil by mouth when you're a BABY! Gosh, I bet he is letting his feelings be known though! I hope the op goes smoothly and he is soon making a full recovery and eating double to make up for lost time!

    As for Col, it must be horrid for him right now - and horrid for you just standing by, knowing he feels down in the dumps and just wanting to come home. (((HUGS))) to you who must feel it more, having to walk away and leave him, but hopefully everything will click into place and he will be done with a hospital bed for a long time.

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  34. Thinking of you. Take care.
    xx

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  35. Crikey Sue. Hope all improves
    Gillxx

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  36. Prayers for you and your entire family.

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  37. You poor thing...you must be beside yourself with worry...hope both your boys are soon on the mend. Big hugs. X

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  38. I hope things improve for you very soon. Things always seem to come in waves. Thoughts and prayers for quick healing (and a candle or two lighted) coming your way.

    God bless.

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  39. Sorry to hear all this. Wishing your menfolk have a speedy recovery and are both home from the hospitals soon. XXXXX

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  40. Best wishes for a quick improvement and healing.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  41. Sending much love to you and your family Sue. X

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  42. Sending you love and very best wishes for both Colin and your dear little grandson. Having a grandson (now aged 3) myself now, I do know how you must be feeling. Let's hope he will now make a swift recovery and enjoy good health.
    Margaret P

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  43. Wishing you well at this challenging time, having been through a rough few months ourselves. Try to keep positive, you know you have the full support and love of all your readers. XX

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  44. Sending you all my best wishes from France. The baby will be fine although I'm sure he won't enjoy that(thankfully brief) stay at the hospital. Lots of kisses, you are extraordinarily brave ! xxx

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  45. Goodness you are having your fair share of worry. Fingers crossed that things improve xxx

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  46. Oh gosh poor little thing, I do hope he's better after his op.

    Oh and poor big thing too, Col is really having a rough time ..... that is THE understatement of the year I think!!

    Sending best wishes to all of you. xx

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