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DD ill, in hospital, I'm at home with the baby :-(

(36 Posts)
MsInterpret Fri 10-May-13 19:00:10

Just looking for a bit of hand holding really as I'm by myself and away from her.

DD(3) sent to hospital by GP this afternoon with tummy cramping, raging temp, high pulse, shallow fast breathing. They think some kind of infection. She also has a weird rash on her leg hmm

I've been with her since then - she's had a cannula put in for anti-bs tho not had them yet as well as some medicine in her bottom confused bc she spat out the oral ibuprofen...

Now I've come home to feed the baby (7mth) so DH stayed but hope to go back later. Am on autopilot, bathing dd2 & now feeding. Don't know what I'll do w myself when she goes to bed. Ha! This'll be the one night without bedtime dramas to keep me occupied won't it?

Lizzylou Fri 10-May-13 19:02:53

Sending lots of get well vibes thanks
Poor little thing and you must be exhausted.

How horrible for you sad

Try not to worry, she's getting the right treatment by the sounds of it and your DH is there with her.

Have a sit down for 10 mins with a brew if you can before you go back.

Hope she is out soon x

Awakeagain Fri 10-May-13 19:04:25

Hope she picks up soon x

MsInterpret Fri 10-May-13 19:04:51

Thanks Lizzy, have some flowers back.

I am knackered, ill too with never ending cough & cold.

Happy Friday...

MsInterpret Fri 10-May-13 19:06:05

Thanks all. Going to try the baby transfer to cot then I'll get the kettle on, good idea. maybe some mindless tv.

Poor DD and poor you! Must be horrid to be away from her. I hope she's home, safe and well with you soon

FurryFox Fri 10-May-13 19:08:05

Oh I feel for you. Five weeks ago my dd2 aged 5 was sent to hospital by ooh doctor. DH had to take her as I had a two week old dd3. I have never felt so lost and helpless. Luckily she came home just after midnight but those 5 hours were awful. I would add dd wasn't at all fazed that I wasn't with her though hmm grin. Hope your dd is ok, let us know.

Is there anyone who could come and sit with the baby once asleep so that you can go back?

ChippingInLovesSunshine Fri 10-May-13 19:11:09

Oh poor you, it's hard not being with them when they are so ill. I hope you get some answers soon and she's home before you know it

MsInterpret Fri 10-May-13 19:11:09

Poor you Furry. Weeks old baby impossible to leave. I bet uou felt torn in two. Yes, at least both of mine can cope and DH with my big girl.

DH says she's going for chest X-ray soon.

Yes, try to zone out for a bit.

We used to do 'shifts' when DS was in hospital and it's important to grab some rest when it's your turn at home.

MsInterpret Fri 10-May-13 19:13:36

Yes stealth, my PiLs going to come back but they have a thing til 9.30 so I'm here til then. Hopeful can go back then and DH come back for baby tho it makes more sense me staying at home as BFing, don't know if I can.

Good news is baby asleep in cot now.

FurryFox Fri 10-May-13 19:14:27

Yes did feel torn, lots and lots of tears from me with 7 year old dd comforting me blush not the way it should be really. Fingers crossed your dd gets home soon or you're able to get back to her later.

Hope she gets better really quickly. thanks

It must be horrible for you to have to split your time like that. Sending wishes for a speedy recovery. Intravenous antibiotics can work like magic in little people & she'll probably be full of smiles very soon

MsInterpret Fri 10-May-13 19:14:59

Hope dd all recovered now furry.

Thanks all x

FurryFox Fri 10-May-13 19:15:59

Yes thanks Ms. Let us know how you get on. x

Pozzled Fri 10-May-13 19:21:50

Thinking of you, hope she makes a speedy recovery. It must be so hard not being able to be with her right now.

So you need to chill as much as humanly possible (tea and rubbish tv) until PIL get there. Even if you can't stay I am sure you will feel better for seeing DD.

Mintyy Fri 10-May-13 19:33:41

Oh you poor thing. I know how it feels ... one of you has to be at home for your younger child while the other stays in hospital. Its very very hard (and just about the only time I really wished we had parents nearby to babysit). I am sure your dd will get better very soon. Sending every possible healing thought to you and your family.

FortyFacedFuckers Fri 10-May-13 20:07:57

How awful, hope your DD gets better quickly <unmumsnetty hugs>

Lizzylou Fri 10-May-13 20:25:26

Hope that you are relaxing before you set off.
Best wishes, hopefully tomorrow all will be back to normal smile

MsInterpret Fri 10-May-13 23:11:14

DD all tucked up for the night in the chn's ward with Daddy on foldaway bed beside her. Much much better than when she arrived and hopefully that will continue thro the night with no more temp spikes.

Feeling positive. Thanks for all the support through a horrible evening. Night all.

Pozzled Fri 10-May-13 23:22:08

That's good to hear. Hope tomorrow brings even further improvement. Will be thinking of you.

BeaWheesht Sat 11-May-13 02:37:04

Did she have an x ray?

I was in same position as you when ds was just 4 and had a 3 month old and he had swine flu and pneumonia and Dh had to take him to hospital. I felt soooo guilty! It was Xmas day too. sad ds wasn bothered, he had his teddy and Dh and when he got home he was spoiled rotten smile

BeaWheesht Sat 11-May-13 02:37:26

And and and and

Startail Sat 11-May-13 02:47:02

Hope she feels better soon. Your DH won't. I'm only 5'4" and I'm to tall for those fold away beds. I suspect your DH won't have got much sleep.

Hope your DD is much improved this morning and discharged today.

Agree about the fold-out beds!

SwishSwoshSwoosh Sat 11-May-13 08:09:08

Hope things continue to improve today x

Lizzylou Sat 11-May-13 10:37:41

Hope Dd is better today smile

FurryFox Sat 11-May-13 12:57:45

How is dd today? Hope she's feeling better smile.

MsInterpret Sat 11-May-13 18:14:32

Allowed to come home but not discharged yet. Back tomorrow for more IVs then blood results Monday. Hopefully will just say a viral infection, nothing nastier, then officially discharge.

Phew. Relieved.

Thanks again for all your kind words & thoughts, was a great support. smile

At least you're all back in your own beds. The postponing discharge is just a precaution on the offchance she has to go back in - makes it quicker.

All the best and hope she gets over it very soon.

TheSecondComing Sat 11-May-13 18:48:34

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FurryFox Sat 11-May-13 18:58:50

Glad she's home, fingers crossed bloods will all be ok. Hope you get a good nights sleep tonight smile.

Lizzylou Sat 11-May-13 20:50:38

Glad she is home smile

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