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mee maw mee maw…

February 26, 2007
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OK.. it wasn’t quite blue flashing lights but last night was my first late night trip to A&E with Ella coughing and choking with this darn chest infection.

Both girls have had it for weeks and it finally seemed like it was going and then suddenly yesterday she got it back (as did Rowan).

😐

So, yes. More sleepless nights, yet more leaping out of bed with a second’s notice to come to the aid of the choking babe..

It doesn’t exactly make for restful nights… 🙄

But last night.. Ella seemed a little distressed and brought herself round from deep sleep around 10.30 and that’s just not like her anymore.

I decided to go up and give her some more medication as she had been sick earlier on at bedtime..

By the time I got up there she was pretty upset and was kind of alternating between a very harsh, barking cough – croup like, with gagging and choking on presumably whatever was streaming down her throat …

Poor little Ella.

It was not nice and I felt incredibly sorry for her. She started to get very upset and I decided that because she didn’t seem to be catching her breath well that I would take her to A&E.

This was of course 10 minutes after I had managed to give her Neurofen (before she had got upset…)

So 15 minutes later – in front of the doctor at the local hospital and Ella… well Ella was blowing raspberries and laughing every time he tried to listen to her chest..

Very amusing .. yes. 🙄

‘She seems fine’

‘Yes’ I said, ‘she does doesn’t she..’

Kids.

We have come away with antibiotics for her and a warning that ‘it’s probably viral so these won’t do much…’

Bah.

Whatever.

ALL mum’s know that as long as they think they’re getting something that’s special .. it works!

AND there doesn’t seem to be an age limit on that before it starts!! 😆

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 26, 2007 10:21 pm

    Think best to be better safe than sorry, they tell you that at the hospital after your sick kid is Ok, usually by the time you get seen the symptoms have calmed down.Seriously you did the right thing going A and E.
    Regards Steve

  2. February 26, 2007 10:28 pm

    I swear the nhs could save themselves a fortune by setting up a service where you ring in, turn up, child effects an immediate recovery and they send you straight home.

    I’ve been there MANY times. Best ever was leaving the walk-in at 12-45am and managing to get into an hours long traffic jam thanks to some git turning themselves over in the dual-carriageway. And i was busting for the loo and the child in the back was the only one as happy as larry!

  3. February 26, 2007 10:43 pm

    yeeeesss.. it wasn’t fun but at least she’s ok etc. etc… she better sleep tonight tho cos otherwise I could be in hospital soon(ish)

    😆

  4. February 26, 2007 11:31 pm

    If it’s any help, when any of my tribe have had that nastiness, I take them into the bathroom, and run the hot taps and shower, make the air really steamy. Works wonders 😀

    And the number of times I’ve taken my son in only to have him perk up JUST after triage… ugh…

  5. February 26, 2007 11:31 pm

    If it’s any help, when any of my tribe have had that nastiness, I take them into the bathroom, and run the hot taps and shower, make the air really steamy. Works wonders 😀

    And the number of times I’ve taken my son in only to have him perk up JUST after triage… ugh…

  6. February 27, 2007 12:06 am

    Yes, been there too – ggrrrr. Charlie had croup and croup like infections a couple of times and sticking him outside in the cold for a minute or two was recommended by the paeds – worked quite well for some strange reason. Hope she gets better soon and you get some sleep!

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