Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Crappy few weeks!

Well, once again I've been a very bad blogger and not posted in a long time!  I have been very busy though, Ryan ended up in hospital just over 3 weeks ago, he had a seizure in his bed and had to be taken by ambulance to Tallaght Hospital.  Luckily I was in bed with him at the time and when his breathing went funny I started shouting for G.  By the time I had ran downstairs to get some Nurofen for his high temperature his eyes had gone up in the back of his head and he was just in a daze which was so scary!  I just phoned 999 and G took him into the bathroom to splash some cold water on him to try snap him out of it.  He was in hospital for just over 3 days and while he was in hospital we were told that he had a bad chest infection, swollen glands and tonsilitis.  They changed his asthma inhalers as they said the ones our GP had put him on were way too strong for him and he seems to be fine since getting home.  We were up in the hospital yesterday for a scheduled appointment and he seen his own doctor (G told them the doctor he was attending when they went to a+e but nobody seemed to listen to him) who informed me that he had had pneumonia again (Ryan was in hospital with pneumonia when he was 10 months old, the day after my first chemo session) in the same lung.  I was so shocked that I didn't really respond, pneumonia hadn't been mentioned to us when he was in hospital!  He had another xray done yesterday and the doctor rang G today to tell him that there's still some signs of infection so they are going to send us out a prescription for a 2 week antibiotic and he has to go back up for a check up and xray in another 6 weeks time so its really worrying because I know pneumonia can be very dangerous!  Hopefully everything will be ok, he's been in better form for the last 3 weeks than he has been for a LONG time!

As for Aaron, he's in good health as always, doing brilliantly in school and flying it at martial arts! He has his next grading in a months time and he has 1 tip on his belt already so he will have to work hard to get another 2 tips so he can go for his full yellow belt!  He will be getting his summer holidays in just over 2 weeks time so with any luck we'll get to have a lie in here and there!

G is in great form, we celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary last weekend and we went out for dinner to The Loft restaurant in Arklow and had a delicious meal!  It was nice to have a couple of hours to chat without 2 screaming mad men running around the place!

And me?  Well I'm going in for my nipple reconstruction in 3 days time and I'm doing everything I can to distract myself because I'm as nervous as hell! I HATE getting knocked out, I don't know if its getting the needle in my hand or the thought of being put to sleep but I get really nervous and worked up so I'm just trying not to think about it!  I had my ultrasound done last week and it wasn't the most pleasant of experiences!  I had to be poked and prodded with a full bladder while doing my best trying not to think about weeing or even worse, wetting myself!!  After 30 minutes I was so relieved to be able to go for a wee but the nurse then said she would have to do an internal ultrasound too so that took about 45 minutes and was just so uncomfortable!  She said that the results would be sent out to my doctor so fingers and toes crossed that everything will be ok!  I'm seeing a specialist next month about my joint pain which is gone really bad lately, I've taken more painkillers in the last week than I have in the last couple of years so I'm hoping there's a reasonable explanation for it all!

I have my driving test in 3 weeks time so I've been going out with my sis in law Lisa to practice (anyone who doesn't know me probably doesn't know that I've only just started learning to drive!) and she says I'm "flying it"! Her words, not mine!  I don't really think I have a hope in hell of passing seeing as I've only driven about 10 times but sure, wouldn't it be a small miracle if I actually managed to pass it???? Time will tell!

So that's whats been going on here lately, that's not even mentioning all the baking I've been doing for cake sales, birthdays, christenings and confirmations!  I am absolutely shattered lately, I just seem to be constantly on the go and I am WRECKED!  


  1. Oh goodness it has been busy! Im sorry to hear about the seizures hopefully he'll be right as rain soon again and you won't need to be as worried. Good luck with the nipple reconstruction, just think of how ace they're gonna look once done :)


  2. Good luck with your surgery, I'm sure it will be daunting but you will feel great afterwards :) xox