Monday, 17 March 2014

The Last Few Days in My Life


Good morning everyone, yes I am here, I have not dropped dead or found myself in hospital although I can understand if you thought there was something wrong since I have not been here writing a post in days. I had planned to write one yesterday but just never got around to it, so here I am writing on this fine Monday morning.

Well let's go back in time a little and I mean a little till 1am Friday morning I got up to go to the toilet and while I was in the bathroom Kelli knocks on the door and wants me to go into her room and look at Daemon.

So I did and he sounds terrible, he was coughing and having trouble breathing after a few minutes I said to her “get dressed we are going to the hospital” I went in got dressed told Tim we were taking Daemon to the John Hunter (hospital) and we left. We arrived at the hospital around 2am and we didn't leave till 6.45am, anyway Daemon has croup, now days the give the child 5mls of Prednisone and watch them for 4 hours and if the child has improved they send you home and tell you to follow up with your GP in 2 days time, so he will be back to the doctors today at 11am. He is doing much better, still has the cough but not as bad and he is sleeping ok.

In fact Friday night his mother went out for her birthday, she turned 20 on Friday and had planned to go out for the night with her cousin Jessica (my daughter) and a friend named Jordan and even though Daemon was sick and she thought about cancelling she went because I made her............lol
I told her that he would be fine and I would ring her if he was bad and needed to go to the JHH again.

Turned out he slept fine Friday night, and was ok Saturday & Sunday but lets move onto Saturday I had a birthday lunch her for Kelli. I invited her parents and brother Vaughan and sister Heather along with my daughters and her grandparents, as it turned out because Daemon was contagious Kathy & Summer didn't come and neither did Sandra & her girls or my dad but there was 9 adults here and Blain & Leo as well and Kelli seemed to have a good time. She was surprised that her parents and siblings came or that I invited them not sure which, Kelli has told me that she had not had a lot of good birthdays and I wanted to make this one a special one for her.

Saturday night Kathy rang me and said that she would be sending Summer to Michaels mother's house every Wednesday while she is at work because I am too busy to watch her and she doesn't think it is right that I get Kelli to watch her while I drive Leo to school or go and pick Leo up from school. She went on and one about how busy I am and how I don't have time for her or her girls because I am always busy helping Jessica with Leo that I ended up breaking down and was sobbing because I was so upset. In the end Leo took the phone off me and talked to her before giving it to papa, I could here Leo asking he way she made nanny cry. Me getting upset caused both Kelli and Jes to get angry with Kathy and Jes took it upon herself to send Kathy a couple of texts about it what was said is between them.

Anyway Kathy came out here yesterday to talk to me yes Jenny (Michael's mum) will have Summer every Wednesday but I will watch her each Tuesday morning while Kathy takes Sydney to swimming lessons and I will also watch her on Saturday's while Kathy does her grocery shopping this is ok with me and I am happy now.

The way Kathy talked on Saturday night I felt like I had failed her again as a mother and that was why I was crying so much, while I was upset Daemon went and brought me his Micky Mouse and Leo gave me his Spiderman and Big Bird to hold to comfort me and help me calm down. They were both so cute both upset to see me crying, really the best medicine when one is upset is the love and compassion of a small child.

So Sunday turned out a good day I got to see my granddaughters and despite what Kathy seems to think at times I do love to see them but no I don't got to them very often at all because I am so busy I don't usually have the time to just drive over there on the off chance they will be home to pop in to see them. This annoys Kathy because Jenny will just drive over to see them at times, however, as I said to Kathy Jenny doesn't have any other grandchildren living around her to have to help with her other two grandchildren live in Queensland.


Well I want to get this posted before Kelli gets back from dropping Leo at school and we have to go out to do some shopping so that is all for this post.    

16 comments:

  1. So glad the little one is on the mend. Croup is a very scary thing. Good for you for getting him to the hospital. You're a great mother and grandma. Never forget that! Hugs xx

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    1. Yes it is scary no one likes seeing their little one struggle to breathe we are glad we only had to wait half an hour to be seen at the hospital

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  2. I am so grateful he is better and as for you..here is a huge cyber hug from me to you. You go through so much, all in love. I am Katie Isabella's mommy and I also write Ramblingon. I remember you well. xoxox

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    1. Thanks for the hug it felt good, we had the follow up appointment this morning he has to take more prednisone for the next 3 days to make sure he is ok but mostly he is doing so much better

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  3. I guess the good thing is that I saw nothing more about your back hurting. One thing about the rest is, you ARE too busy. None of your kids seem to think anything of dumping everything on you, and perhaps if any of them feel "slighted", they should consider how much time they ask of you. You are better than they really deserve, and never do they consider that you were NOT made to serve them.

    This is not to bash you. I just wish the girls would think about your life and your feelings once in a while.

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    1. Thank you my friend, it is upsetting when I feel like I am being pulled in every direction helping each daughter with their child and having time for myself.

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  4. Nice that the little one feels good now.

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    1. Yes he is doing fine now back to his old self

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  5. THAT must have been really frightening. I'm so glad that things are working out.
    Incidentally, when I first looked here, I thought you wrote "The Last Few Days OF My Life." Then, I thought, GOOD GORRY, why take the time to write about it?????
    But, you're not dying, thank goodness.
    But, you knew that.

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    1. No I am not dying but I think if I knew I was dying I would write about it, because that is who I am...........lol

      Daemon is doing much better now thankfully

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  6. You are such a good nana. Don't feel guilty- you are doing the very best you possibly can, and it's a darn good job of it at that.

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  7. You were so wise to go to the hospital. You are a good parent, and a good grandparent. I'm sorry you felt like crying, but I know what a kind person you are.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, little Daemon is much better now

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  8. Too bad about the croup. I hope that Daemon is feeling much better by now.

    As a grandmother myself, I think our children sometimes don't see the whole picture of what we do or how we handle things. I think it was unfortunate the way she said that you "were too busy" and that she made you feel bad. I think all your family should be grateful for how involved you are with taking care of all the children and grandchildren.

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    1. Yes he is sounding much better now and you are so right about our children not seeing the whole picture

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