Friday, 13 March 2009

Sickness

What a week. When i blogged last week about having the best day yet it turned out it was only the best sleepy day yet because my poor baby was getting sick. The calm before the storm. By saturday evening he was so upset, wouldnt feed and had a rash all round his mouth and bum. Which then started to spread. Oh and he wouldnt sleep. It was so distressing to see him like that. So we called NHS24 and they sent a doctor out at 1am who said it was a virus and there was nothing we could give him, we just had to wait it out. What a terrible weekend it was. I felt bad for Matthew who, after working all week, was looking forward to hanging out with his son at the weekend. Its hard seeing your baby ill and not being able to do anything.

The annoying thing is that he probably picked the virus up at the first bloomin mum and baby thing we ventured out to. Isnt that typical? I heard that one mum had turned up at the group with her kid just to get a rash looked at by the health visitor (not the purpose of the group i must point out). Now, seriously, if your kid has a nasty rash, would you really be so selfish as to take her to a group where you knew there would be lots of little babies? Go to the doctors surgery! Get your health visitor to visit! Phone NHS24! I know getting sick etc etc is par for the course but he just seems too young at the moment! Thankfully he is better, the rash went fairly quickly, but he still has a cold. Poor wee thing. Here he is anyway, at nearly 8weeks old and over 10lb2oz in weight. He sure is a tall boy
Some progress made on his birth sampler as well
Here's hoping this weekend is more enjoyable for all 3 of us :-)

22 comments:

Kim B said...

Oh Cheryl! That's awful! Poor thing!!!

Your birth sampler looks amazing! And he is gorgeous!! What a precious boy!

Terry said...

So sorry to hear the little one was sick. That mother was one of the rare ignorant mothers out there. Most of us know better than to do that because we wouldn't want our child getting sick if someone did it to us. I won't take Logan to therapy if he or one of his siblings is sick. It just isn't fair to other people. Hope this weekend is much better for all of you and that you get some much needed bonding time.

Vonna said...

That is typical of some Mom's I'm afraid...I was always very careful about keeping my children away from others when they were ill. He's a pretty boy though Cheryl, so bright eyed!
And his sampler is looking lovely!

CindyMae said...

As a mother, seeing your children hurt or just not happy is a hard thing to deal with. I do so hope that he is feeling better now! He looks adorable in the pic!

The progress on the sampler is just gorgeous! I can not wait to see more!

Margaret said...

It's always so hard when you take your baby to a group. I remember always worrying about picking up a virus. I'm so sorry your little one was sick. :(

Karen said...

awwww , thats a lovely photo hope he is happier for dad this weekend

Redwitch said...

Sorry to hear about your little ones illness, {hugs} to you! I hope you have a nice quiet weekend :)

Suzanne said...

How very thoughtless! I know when my daughter goes to playgroup, there are a lot of mums who bring their children along even if they are quite sick. My daughter has been sick from there many a time and it's very hard to see them like that, especially when they can't communicate how they feel. It's also draining on the whole family.

He's getting very big and very handsome. What a real cutey!

Your sampler is looking great.

mainely stitching said...

It is quite astounding how some people can be so cavalier about exposing babies and children (and elderly and frail people) to nasty sickies. :(

Take care!!

Michele said...

I'm so sorry about Caleb's rash and sickness .. definately not fun when a baby gets sick :(

love the birth sampler though!

tammie said...

poor wee thing.... i know what its like my 18mth old has a funny tum and my 4yr old has a stinking cold at the mo.. the only thing you can do is cream them and calpol them lol.. with lots of hugs and kisses ( if your arm does not falloff first... ) anyhow baby sampler is looking great where did you get that pattern its brill ...

Stitchingranny said...

Great pics (baby and stitching lol).

It doesnt matter how old they are you still feel distressed when they are ill. Glad hes on the mend now.

Kathy A. said...

Oh hon what a miserable week. I am glad to hear though that the little man is doing so much better! I am amazed that you got any stitching done at all.
I hope you have a lovely sunfilled weekend.

Karan said...

Poor little mite - hope he's soon well again. Nice progress on the sampler. :0)

Sonda in OR said...

So sorry about the sickness...it's no fun to have a sick baby!! Hope things are better soon!

stitcherw said...

Poor little guy, glad that he's feeling better now. How distressing though that he got sick when he didn't need to be due to someones thoughtlessness. Your sampler is looking great, it will be so cute finished.
Sue

staci said...

I hope you are all feeling better! It's so hard when our little ones are sick {{hugs}}

Felicity said...

8 weeks already? The pregnancy crawled, but now he's almost a teen - LOL. I hope you are all well. The trouble with viruses is that they spread from baby to baby and baby to parent. I must admit, I've never approved of people going to work sick, either. There's always an innocent bystander.

Annemarie said...

Some parents... Anyway, I hope Caleb is much better now. Isn't it awful when your baby is sick? Mine's four now, but it doesn't get any better.
I just love the sampler you're stitching for the critter!

Heidi said...

The sampler looks great. poor little guy, I hope he gets better soon as he is just so cute!!

Melissa33 said...

Absolutely adorable! I can completely sympathize with the utter feeling of helplessness as you watch your kid go through an illness. I would gladly take on every single one of his symptoms just so he could be happy and cheerful.

Maxine said...

You have got a gorgeous little baby there...he's soooo cute. Well done on managing to get a little stitching done :)