All was well overnight - they gave me a blood transfusion - well a small syringe full, given my size. Their also giving me Ranitidine for gastritis - taking after Dad again.
|I like being comforted!|
After feeling flat during the day - Amy and I drove home thinking up all our reasons to be cheerful: and here's our list:
Reasons to be cheerful:
- Amy is physically just fine. Nothing is damaged. We’re able to concentrate on Arthur’s health.
- Amy now has the secret to avoiding stretchmarks and regaining your pre-pregnancy shape - I'm not sure we'd recommend it though
- We both have very understanding colleagues and jobs we love and will be happy to go back to.
- We don’t have to fear for our savings – the NHS is free and has excellent NICUs and paeds ITU transport services.
- We have a lovely house and we’d done up our bedroom and bathroom so they are now calming sanctuaries away from the stress of the day.
- As Amy said driving in today: "God I love this car". Our Jaguar XJ6 is quiet, reliable and a fantastically comfortable way to get to and from Chelsea. And C&W hospital provides free parking for NICU parents. Thank you.
- The staff at C&W are so good, Amy and I have total faith in them, and that lets us sleep at night. More thanks.
- They are also the best baby sitting service in the world so we are not being woken up and can go out when we wish!
- We have huge numbers of truly fantastic friends and our wonderful families who have fed us and hugged us and cared for us. Even more thanks.
- We’ve always saved for a rainy day – and this is it. So Arthur will get what he needs. (Like a 'transport system' with a supercharger for instance J )
- Our sense of humour has survived. Darker, but still helping!
- Our own relationship is stronger than ever and just keeps getting better.
Time to go and see the little man - more later.