Did you read the post before this? The bit about me not being a speed demon and preferring not to run at 100kms an hour??? Did you read that? Did you? Did you? huh? huh?
This is me blogging after running at 100kms an hour for 5 days on about 4 hours sleep…. can we all say WIRED?!!?!?!?
You see it all started at about 11pm Wednesday night – we were staying at M &D’s when Zoe woke for like the hundredth time coughing and when I realised the ventolin wasn’t even touching the sides and we needed medical help… like NOW! So I sent Nanny upstairs to sleep with the also unwell Izzy and bundled the baby and the blue lipped child into the car off to the ER. Lucky for me when they see a small child with a blue tinge breathing with their whole body they don’t make you wait….
In we went, ventolin given, oxygen mask on, predmix given, ventolin given, ventolin given, ventolin given….. oyxgen saturation levels still only at 88…. try some new fancy inhaled drug and more ventolin….sats improve a litte and the wheezing gets better but each time she cracks it and rips off the O2 Mask her sats drop down to 84, 88, 81, 78!! eek! But on the bright side when the pedmix kicked in she was rather amusing … everyone who walked past us in the Er was greeted with ‘Hello, what’s your name? I’m Nemo…. and I love you!”
We are admitted, baby as well, at about 4:30am and she stays on O2 for three days before she is well enough to keep her sats above 94% on her own and we are allowed to come home on day four.. after 24 hours maintaining on her own.
Just to keep us on our toes when Izzy came in to visit on Thursday she was not well at all, the lovely nurse and registrar checked her O2 sats and promptly sent us down to ER as well to be assessed. We narrowly missed having her admitted as well, thankfully the predmix did it’s job for her and she was allowed to go home after 5 hours in the ER.
Just bear in mind though, that Izzy and Zoe have never spent more than an hour or so apart their whole lives, let alone slept much more than an arms length apart. Zoe was somewhat distracted by trying to breathe but poor Izzy was home with Nanny missing an arm and a leg and behaving accordingly.
I got to sleep on a fold out bed next to Zoe with Mr Muski at the foot of the bed in his pram… at this point I need to make a public statement of thanks to my baby. He was soooooooooooooooo well behaved! We hardly heard a peep out of him, he ate, giggled, smiled, distracted his sister and slept like a legend! Despite alarms going off every few minutes Muski slept better and longer than he ever has… last night he slept 6.5 hours straight… would have been longer but I woke him as I HAD to feed him. I am contemplating letting him sleep in his pram forever!
I should also make a public statement of thanks to the Baldy Boy who, despite working a night shift in the middle of it all and an extra day shift, managed to drive back and forth to relieve me for a much needed shower and a trip to the shops to buy more undies all with good grace. Thanks also to two special visitors that made Zoe’s life (and mine!) much brighter by coming in for a spare of the moment visit and a special HUGE thanks to my parents who ‘s lives we turned upside down over the past few days and without whom Izzy would be even more of a basket case than she already is!
I will come back later (if I can, we have a dead PC at home) and blog some more weird and wonderful tales from the ER and the children’s ward, not to mention the stress of separating twins who don’t like to be apart without any warning… but right now I need a shower (I have been wearing, and sleeping in, these clothes for the past three days) and about a hundred hours sleep. But just wanted to let anyone who was worrying know that we are out of hospital, doing MUCH better, and ‘home’, at Nannies for some sleep before driving the long trip home to our house. With luck both girls will continue to improve and someone please tell me Muski won’t get this virus and the PC will get fixed quickly and cheaply and I will not loose any of Muski’s baby photos and life will be all good again like it was last week…. please?