Friday, June 01, 2007

Blogging gets more answers!
A short post this morning,we are about to race out the door. DD is trying School for an hour, it's music and choir and she is desperate to sing at the Eisteddfod next week so we are having a try.
Mainly posting to say 'Thank you' to all the lovely bloggers out there who have been concerned about her tummy over the past 8 months, but especially to Quilting Bebbs who has been dealing with a similar situation in her famuily and very kindly emailed me a few pages of information.
I took all of this with me to the Doctor yesterday and we have started on some of the remedies already last night. We are also to go to the Royal Children's to a specialist and had all her bloods done again, to double check that something hasn't reared it's ugly head since November when that was last looked at. At least this doctor didn't just go mad at me and say "She should be at School more, Mum!"
The blood test was an absolute parenting nightmare, last time they couldn't get a vein so it took a couple of goes and cost me a Polly pocket. This time I marched her straight there with no time to think but she went white at the door and started crying and screaming. Said she needed time to get used to the idea and we would come back tomorrow, oh sure, stressing overnight always helps these situations! So that wasn't on the cards, I, the parent who doesn't "do" needles or blood, was the parent who had to go through this for the second time! Between a couple of nurses and me they got the blood. The nurse even told me I did well...I was quite proud!
Anyway, here's hoping we get to the bottom of it, and thanks again! tracey

14 comments:

Leigh said...

Tracey my heart goes out to you. I hope they can get this sorted out for both your sakes very soon. Our hearts break when our kids hurt :(

atet said...

Ouch -- my sympathy about the needles. I can't stand them myself (bad experience with an IV when I was young) -- so can imagine the problems with your daughter. I hope they can find out what is wrong soon, and you can both get back to "normal" (whatever that is ;0) ).

anne bebbington said...

Oh Tracey I'm so glad I could be of help - here's hoping this is the start of the right road

Kim said...

Oh, what a tough day for you! I hope whatever it is isn't serious, is diagnosed and treated soon, and you're all feeling much, much better quickly!

Anne said...

Hi, Tracey! Sounds like you have had it tough! I really hope this will be sorted out soon, for your daughter's sakes and for the whole family!

One thing about the blood tests; if she has to go through that again (let's hope not!), ask them to draw the blood from her foot (somewhere around the heel). Both my sister and myself have very narrow veins, and they usually have trouble getting blood from anywhere else on our bodies.

Take care!

Laurie Ann said...

Poor little thing. I am sending my prayers that they find what is wrong and get it fixed soon!!

Libby said...

I'm right with her - need time to think about it . . . and figure a way out *s*

Susan said...

Oh, boy, I know that was tough on you, not to mention her. I cried all the way through my son's stitches, as I held his hand, when he was 6. I might have made it through, but I had just heard him praying so hard in the bathroom, praying he wouldn't need stitches! Our children just break our hearts! I hope this does it and they can figure out what to do to make her life better.

Lily said...

I hope you can find some answers Tracey.

Cynthia said...

i hope that they find an answer very soon to what's troubling your daughter and things can get back to normal soon for all of you.

YankeeQuilter said...

Tracey, so hope that things are better for you DD soon. Hopitals, needles and doctors are scarey things for adults let alone children! Hope you have a lot of pocket toys on hand!

Ruth's Place said...

Hope it's all resolved soon. I'm sending positive thoughts your way.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I hope they tried a hot pack to get her veins up. Hand in a jug of warm water helps, but then it isn't to take blood when the patient is terrified and most likely will jump away. Hope things pick up.

Clare said...

Tracey - sorry - I'm all behind again. Listen, if DD does need to have bloods again take a hot water bottle with you. A really hot one so by the time you get to the surgery it won't be burning hot, but warmer than warmer. Put that on her arm and the veins will pop up. I promise you, it works. Glad DD is trying school again and I love the pictures of the lambs. Did you get your camera sorted? I've just bought a HP Photosmart 727 with docker and, although it only arrived yesterday, I love it.