I am grateful that this little boy is safe and well after our nightmare-ish Christmas.
We have all had bad colds and coughs and felt ill all over Christmas. Just when you don't want to be ill!
Last week though Ben became ill and was much, much worse than any of us but it was his first time being ill and so we just assumed he would be ok. On Saturday though he was so lethargic, not moving and had a huge high temperature. I spoke to NHS direct and they assured me he would be ok and to up his medicine doses and just keep an eye on him. He was far from alright. We took him into hosiptal ourselves and sat in A & E for a while until we got seen, I feel for the people who work there/have to go there cause their kiddos/they are ill becasue its not nice!
Ben was taken straight through and put on a ventilator because he couldn't breathe properly. We waited another age and eventually the doctor came to see him, he was very, very poorly as we all knew. They sent for the paediatric doc and we were rushed into infant recusitation. Ben was very ill and I have never been so scared in my whole life. Nothing prepares you for not being able to help your child when they are really ill. All I could do was clutch onto him and hope and pray everything would be ok. Ben had a bad case of croup which I had kinda guessed before we went in, as we were getting into the car to go I said to Kev that I thought it was croup.
So we spent the weekend in a tizz and they let us out yesterday after Ben having steroids and being observed every ten minutes. I am so glad he is abit better. And we're home and he is still no able to do much, he's not really moving and he isn't eating still but he is drinking milk and weak juice.
I am grateful that he is ok. That he will be ok and that we managed to get through it all. I am grateful to the nurses and doctors who took care of him and helped him. I'm grateful for the support we had from them and family and the other parents in there.
I hope too all the other children who were on the ward with Ben are ok and well. xxx