Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Gibraltar Day !

It's Gibraltar day today, and we are celebrating. My lovely boy is well on the road to recovery . He has had a very unusual bacteria which has got into a lymph gland in his neck and set up an abscess.
Of course lumps in the neck ring all kinds of alarm bells so the doctors have had to do various tests until they found out what it was. I can't tell you how relieved I am.Thank you so much to all the kind friends who left messages for me.

Today we had a lovely walk in town where every one was dressed up in red and white,we watched the release of 30,000 red and white balloons- one for every Gibraltarian!

Later we had lunch in a restaurant with tables outside, and a drive up to the top of the rock to admire the view and wish the apes a Happy National Day!

Hope you have had a happy day today too.

love Louise x

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hospital Beds

Do you remember all those creative plans I had last week? I had lots of material ready for curtains, and tea towels and cards. I was all fired up with enthusiasm for my creative activities.

That was before I spent the weekend in hospital with my little boy. He has been really unwell and until I know what all the test results are I can't really bring myself to write a lot about it.

Suffice it to say he has been hooked up to IV antibiotics for 3 days, and we have both been sleeping at the hospital for 3 nights.We've only been allowed home beacuse they've changed to oral antibitics, we still have to go every day to see the specialist until things calm down.

My boy loved the beds, the kind with a remote control which raises the back or the feet or both. Every time I looked at him he had the bed in a different position!

We were fantastically well looked after by the staff, but it is so good to be home. I am so looking forward to sleeping in sheets not printed with Gibraltar Health Authority in large letters.

Please keep my boy in your prayers and if you don't hear much from me it's because there's no wi-fi connection at the hospital!

Louise x