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Had a long long night, and a long long I want to whinge about it, okay?

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VeniVidiVickiQV Tue 23-May-06 23:22:30

Got a call yesterday evening from my DB to say my Dad was being rushed to hospital because he thought he was having a stroke.

I rang my Mum immediately to find out what was happening and she said they were on their way to A & E. So, i jump up, rush up there - dash straight through to the treatment area. Wait 15 minutes for someone to tell me where he is.

Turns out he wasnt ambulanced in. He got a cab in. He wasnt in treatment yet, he was in the waiting room....grr. Well, it was worrying. His BP was high, he had a headache, disturbed vision and numbness in one hand. Anyhow....after numerous, and very thorough checks, he was told it wasnt a stroke and his blood tests were fine but his chest/neck x-rays showed up something.

Turns out, the reason behind all this is that he has severe arthritis in his neck . Cue lots of mickey taking from family about how only he would call an emergency for having!

Anyway, he is ok, thats the main thing. But, i didnt get home until 2am this morning.

I then had to go to GP today for my long postponed and much loathed smear test so no lie in.

Took my two to the childminder for the first time today adn they BOTH cried when i left them

I then proceeded to do my first full shift in my new job....3pm till 10pm.

Its been a long long day. Im very very tired.

nannyme Tue 23-May-06 23:27:00

Hiya VVV.

Haven't chatted with you since my Richard and Judy disaster!

What's the new job, and how was it?

I know how it feels doing the childminder thing and it doesn't get much easier for us mummies but I think it does for the little ones though! Not sure whether it feels worse when they can't wait to go and don't want to leave!

Sorry, doubt I am making you feel better...

VeniVidiVickiQV Tue 23-May-06 23:36:00


No, dont worry lol!

Am quite pleased because i expressed some milk today and whilst i wasnt here DP gave it to him and he drank it! He has always refused a bottle in the past so this is real progress.

nannyme Tue 23-May-06 23:42:16

Poor your dad! He will be chuckling about that one into his old age!!!

I can see myself - with my hyperchondriachal (too many h's?) tendencies - doing similar. I am a self-confessed NHS direct addict.

Beauregard Tue 23-May-06 23:48:00

poor you !

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