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I am a wife, mother & keen photographer with an obsession for Scrap booking. My motto is live life to the max and don't regret too much! Thankyou for taking the time to visit my blog!

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    Problem Solved
    Tuesday, December 21, 2004
    Well we have solved the mystery of the 'bits' in Coreys womit. It is obviously just the medication that turns to little beads and goes a funny colour. At the weekend i aspirated some of Coreys stomach acid(gross i know!) and added some of the meds to it. After leaving it for a few hours the little black/red bits started to appear. At least i know now and am not worrying anymore.
    I have a last finished the mini album i was working on for my sister for Christmas. It's the biggest project i've done to date, 40 pages, and am very proud of myself! i mean, i've only been scrapping since Oct so am amazed i managed to do it. I'm still enjoying it very much and looking forward to getting some scrapbooking goodies for Christmas.
    I've got money from my Dad and Sister so we are off out for the day next week and i will hopefully find a really nice shop to buy some stash!
    Not done very much this weekend. I bought an adaptor for the computer to allow me to do some video editing so i can make some nice footage of Corey now.
    Am looking forward to Christmas but still have a few bits to buy yet.
    We had the Health Visitor call round yesterday. Haven't seen a HV in 5 months but it wasn't the same one. Think this was more of a 13 month review than anything. She seemt very pleased with him anyway. He now weighs 21lb 1oz so is still gaining weight well. Although they still measure the height and weight on the corrected age she said Corey was on the 25th Centile for his actual age!
    posted by Cath @ 10:50 AM   3 comments
    Bad and good
    Thursday, December 16, 2004
    Well, the bad first. The trace was decidedly average again, averaging 94.1% in the 0.1 so we are to stay in 0.2 again. I was really upset yesterday and now have a migraine coming on with the stress. Hubby walked into my scraproom and found me sobbing. He took me by the hand and walked me into the nursery where Corey was in his cot but not yet asleep, he was kicking his little legs and laughing. He just turned to me and said 'look at that little miricle boy there', i guess i couldn't argue with that. Anyway as far as the vomitting strange stuff up goes she is going to talk to the Paed today and ring me back because he wasn't available yesterday.
    On a good point Coreys feeding this last 2 days has been so much better. He's been actively taking it from the spoon, no gagging and has taken me just a few minutes to give him a 1/4 of a jar. A week ago it would have taken me 20 mins, although i would not have perservered that long. I really hope it the taste of the things to come!
    posted by Cath @ 8:27 AM   0 comments
    Happy Birthday Mum!!
    Tuesday, December 14, 2004
    Today would have been my Mum's 66th birthday.

    I said wouid because she died 11 yrs ago and took a part of me with her. There isn't a day goes by that i don't think about her. She was the most wonderful woman. So kind and caring. She was a nurse and was loved by many people. I remember on the day of her funeral many people had to stand outside because there wasn't room in the church.
    I can still remember at the tender age of 17 how i used to sit on her knee and she cuddle me like a baby. We used to tell each other every day 'I love you'.
    Mum was diagnosed with a brain tumour in early 1992. They operated to remove it and after finding it was benign we continued to get on with daily life. A few months later she had to have surgery to remove the bone from her skull they had replaced because it had become infected. After that she looked a bit odd but she didn't care and neither did we. People would stare in the street because she had this 'flat' head at the front where there was no skull. If you got real close you could see the pulsing of her brain!
    A few months later mum got sick again but this time it wasn't going to be ok. They told us that she had multiple brain tumours this time, what they call 'metastases'. They said she would have upto 6 months. I will never forget that day. Mum was sat with us when the doctor told me, Dad and my sister Helen. She never cried but i wasn't so brave. I ran out of the room and sobbed my heart out.
    Anyway i gave up nurse training to look after her. It was hard seeing her deteriorate but she was my mum and had looked after me for 19yrs, now it was my turn.
    Mum died on Dec 20th 1992, 6 days after her birthday and 5 days before christmas. I always remember Whitney Houstons song 'I will always love you' was out that year and i can never listen to it without crying.
    Sorry for such a morbid entry but i needed to say it! Thanks for reading!
    posted by Cath @ 11:24 PM   3 comments
    Trace Night
    Well it's trace night yet again. He was actually saturating better earlier when Sue came so we'll see how we go. I've turned him down to 0.1 and he's currently satting at 95% which is pretty much what's he's been all night.
    He's been slightly better with his food over the last couple of days, only a couple of teaspoons but it's better than before.
    We are still sicking up black bits and i am worried even though his consultant said not to and he didn't think it was anything. I think i am going to call our GP tomorrow to see if they can send some of them off to be analysed, just for my peace of mind.
    posted by Cath @ 11:07 PM   0 comments
    Xmas lights
    Sunday, December 12, 2004
    Had a really nice day yesterday. Well it started bad, me and Dave had another argument but we resolved it and headed off into town with Corey to do some last minute Christmas and see the Christmas lights.
    Had a really lovely tima although town was absolutely heaving and it was difficult to move around. here are some pics for you to look at!

    posted by Cath @ 1:14 PM   1 comments
    Friday, December 10, 2004
    Had a phonecall from Coreys consultant today. He left an answerphone message on my mobile. he said he had never seen anything like it and hadn't a clue what they were and not to worry about it. Easy for him to say!
    Anyway i think i am going to stop the Omeprazole as this has only started since he started taking that. We'll see if that does anything!
    posted by Cath @ 1:17 PM   0 comments
    Strange Vomit
    Thursday, December 09, 2004
    Sorry for such a sickening topic but i am worried. Corey was sick this morning and it had little black bits in it that look like Poppy seeds. As he is NG tube fed and doesn't eat anything i know it can't be anything he has ingested.
    Anyway i rang the nurse who came round and had a look as i had saved some of the bits. She said it didn't look like blood so that was a relief but what the f**k are they!!! Can someone just give me and answer! I mean it's not normal is it.
    She has taken them to show Coreys resp consultant to see if he can shed any light.
    posted by Cath @ 1:14 PM   0 comments
    Tuesday, December 07, 2004
    I've just had a really awful experience with Corey. He woke up crying, which he does do from time to time, but this time it was different. It went from crying to screaming, and i mean really screaming, as if he was having a night terror or something. It wasn't until i turned the light on than he calmed down a little. It was so awful. In fact it was that awful that after i'd put him back to bed and settled him down i burst into tears and hubby wondered what was wrong with me. I hate seeing him so upset, and believe me he was really upset.
    Please let it me a one off!
    posted by Cath @ 11:49 PM   0 comments
    Christmas Shopping
    Today i went Christmas shopping, on my own, no hubby, no child, no one just me!
    It's the first time i have ever left Corey during the day with anyone other than Dh so i was pretty nervous. Had to get a taxi there and back as i was scared i might not be able to get home quick enough.
    Anyway, i was worried about nothing. My stepdaughter Laura looked after him and was absolutely fine, even when he was sick everywhere! She even managed to keep it off his clothes! lol
    While i remember, here's a picture of our Christmas tree!

    posted by Cath @ 7:26 PM   1 comments
    Santa baby!
    Monday, December 06, 2004
    Just had to show you this pic of my little man in his Santa suit!!!!!

    Also had to show you the beautiful bouquet of flowers that i received from hubby this morning for no particular reason. The card just read 'Love you'.

    posted by Cath @ 7:31 PM   3 comments
    Feeling ill
    Sunday, December 05, 2004
    Well the day started off ok although i woke at 6am feeling very dizzy but this soon passed and i fell back to sleep. We all went out shopping in the morning, i went to PC world and bought a cable to connect my camcorder to my PC(which does not fit!), then i went and bought another storage unit for my scrapbooking stash because it seems to be multiplying. I haven't been spending, honest! Dave then went to Hobbycraft to buy 'a few things'. Woohoo, more stash for Christmas. I have a feeling he's also bought me an Epson Picturemate but we'll have to see. He went to Meadowhall on Friday evening and came back with a big box which is now wrapped and hidden under a duvet on top of the wardrobe ;-)
    Anyway we got home and i played with Corey for a while. I was jiggling up and down with him when all of a sudden i felt very dizzy and ill. I stopped for a minute and expected it to subside but it didn't. I had to shout Dave to come get Corey because i thought i was going to throw up. Well the next few hours were awful, i felt hot, sick and dizzy and had to go to bed. I didn't get up till late afternoon. I've had it before, Vertigo and i never want it again. Apparently it's caused by a build up of calcium deposits in the middle ear that float about and cause travel sickness symptoms. Jiggling about with Corey had obviously set it off so i've been very careful since!
    posted by Cath @ 6:11 PM   1 comments
    Friday, December 03, 2004
    Well i was right about the trace. Although it was ok they want him to stay in 0.2 for now. Bugger!!!!!!! I want him off the O2, i think they are being a bit to cautious. We tried him in 0.1 and he averaged 94.5%, the same as in 0.2 so why can't we have him off it. The only reason is because it is winter. Will him having more O2 stop him from getting RSV or a cold??? No i don't think it will. To be honest i think he could do without it! I tried him yesterday while the sats monitor was here and he was averaging 94/95% without it! Anyway, nothing i can do about it i suppose.

    I think i must be the only person in the world who doesn't have a frost free freezer! I have spent all afternoon defrosting it. It was thick with ice, so much so that i had trouble getting food in so i had to do something. And i seriously hate defrosting it, mainly because it takes ages, my own fault i guess for leaving it for so long.
    I left it to defrost while i went shopping and more fool me came back with lots of frozen food. So i had to get on my hands and knees with the hairdryer and hurry it along. It was like something out of a comedy film!
    posted by Cath @ 6:05 PM   0 comments
    Christmas is coming!
    Thursday, December 02, 2004
    Today we did something we have never done before. We put the decorations up at the beginning of December. We usually do the whole 12 days before and 12 days after but thought with Corey being home this year we would do it sooner. He didn't seem to impressed with all the lights and such but was a little tired so i'm hoping tomorrow he'll take more notice tomorrow. Sue came and dropped off the trace equipment. It's running at the moment and don't think it's much better than last time which will mean staying in 0.2.
    posted by Cath @ 10:30 PM   1 comments
    PT Appointment
    Wednesday, December 01, 2004
    Well today we had a Physiotherapist appointment. She came to visit us at 3pm, although it turned out to be 3.30pm. Why are healthcare professionals never on time. It's always the same with everyone.
    Anyway, she was very happy with Corey, she thinks he is coming along nicely. She wasn't too worried that he doesn't seem to want to crawl but thinks he will probably be a bottom shuffler. She tried getting him to kneel at the sofa but he was having non of it and just balled his eyes out. She was very pleased that he is sitting up so well. She only wants to see us one more time and then she is going to discharge us as she can't foresee any problems. We will go see her at clinic next time. So i'm a very happy mama today. My little baba is doing well!
    posted by Cath @ 10:35 PM   1 comments
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