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Thursday, 6 December 2012

Just a Day in the life of.......................Me





My day I woke at 6.15 but had Leo laying in the nook of my arm so I just laid there and waited at 6.40 my arm felt numb so I moved him and got up and packed his food for day care. Then came and booted up the computer and checked a few emails read them didn’t respond then checked Facebook and now I have decided I will document my day in a couple of minutes I am going into get him dressed and yes he is still asleep but I will dress him while he is asleep and carry him to the car and take him to day care.

Mum rang and while I was on the phone to her Leo came out and said he had wet himself and the bed, he was wearing a night time nappy but it went through his nappy and clothes and onto the bed. I said its ok it was just an accident and nanna will fix the bed and he says you’re not angry and I gave him a hug and said of course not.

Then after getting him dressed for day care we head out to the car but first he asks for an ice cream to have on the way to day care and yes nanna gave him a rainbow paddle pop and then he hopes on my shoulders to go to the car. He rode up to the top of the driveway in the boot/truck remember I have a station wagon. 

Anyway when we get to the day care as we are crossing the rode yes he was on my shoulders again my sister Sandra turned up to drop of my niece Temika and he said we had to wait for them to walk in with us. 

The home to have breakfast disconnect the printer so I can take it into be repaired but first I had to update this.

Ok taken the printer in to be repaired and then went and bought bread while down the road I ran into my nephew Vaughan didn’t stop to talk just had a hug and a hi, now home for an hour then I will have to pop out again this time to go over to the Mater Hospital to see the blood specialist.  While I am home waiting to leave I am trying to make a few phone calls but of course I have to wait because all the customer service people are busy………………grrrr

Ended up hanging up on the customer service people as had to leave for the hospital, anyway I now have to have something called an iron infusion don’t know when they will ring me with the date and have to go back and see the doctor in April.   

Intravenous Iron Infusion
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iron may be given intravenously to replace iron in the body
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iron infusion has advantages:
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Rapid delivery of all the iron required to regenerate the Haemoglobin and red cell numbers and provide plenty of additional iron to lay down as stores to use over months to years.
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Avoidance of gastrointestinal side effects associated with oral iron
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Avoidance of potential flare of inflammatory bowel disease by oral iron therapy.
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Disadvantages and side effects include:
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Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis - this is the most serious problem. It is thankfully much less common now, due to improved iv iron preparations.
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A flu-like illness 2-3 days after iv iron is common; does not represent an allergic reaction; and settles spontaneously (paracetamol may help relieve symptoms).
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The need for hospital admission (as a day-case) for monitoring and safe administration of the drug, and need for an intravenous drip over 5-6 hours.
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The total dose iron infusion is designed to provide sufficient iron to allow normalisation of Hb and provide iron stores, which can be drawn-on in the future. Some practitioners give a smaller dose of iron which will not last as long.

Jessica sent me a text asking if I would pick Leo up from day care and then she sent another one asking to stay here tonight, of course I told her I would get him and yes she can stay the night.

Then I got a phone call from Kathy-Lee she was in tears, she had a fall at work and twisted her ankle she landed on her bum and was in a lot of pain and wanted to know if I would pick up Sydney-May from day care for her and of course I did. I asked her if she had filled in an incident report and she hadn’t and didn’t think it was worth it, but her dad talked her into ringing boss who was annoyed that she hadn’t filled it in she has to go in at 8.30 tomorrow morning to fill it in.


22 comments:

  1. Be careful with your back, my friend, in carrying that sweet little boy on your shoulders.

    I hope the iron infusion goes well. It's a long drawn out process, but will be worth it if it pulls you out of that anemia.

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    1. Oddly enough carrying Leo on my shoulders does not cause any back pain.......

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  2. I hope the iron infusion helps you to feel better! You are a very busy lady.

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    1. Me too I hate needing a nap during the day or going to bed early

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  3. hope the infusions help my friend sending positive vibes

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  4. Busy, busy, busy again! hope all your Christmas preparations are going well.

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    1. I sorted out the Christmas presents today but still have more stuff on layby

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  6. hi joanne - that's an interesting comment right about me. i don't get those over a black ink. i suffered from chronic anemia. i had standard iron shots and i am stable.. take it easy my friend
    bev

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    1. I usually don't get them either but it is gone now those types of comments are not needed or called for

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  7. Good luck with the iron! I hope it doesn't give you stomach trouble.

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    1. Me too we will soon find out I go over to the hospital on Monday for the infussion

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  8. Feel better lady! Try and have a fabulous weekend!

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    1. I hope I do too, my weekend is so far so good

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  9. I'm sorry about the bad things that have happened Jo Anne. I hope things pick up for you!

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    1. I am feeling great today it has been a good day got things done and it is nice and quiet here

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  13. My friend, I hope you are feeling better. You are in my thoughts. :-)

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