Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Hospital

I’ve spent the last few days in the Sick Kids’ Hospital. Before anyone gets concerned, my daughter is OK. On Sunday evening she got a high temperature and was very sick. It was the cold hands and feet and the beginnings of a rash that was most concerning for us and the hospital agreed, sending an ambulance to take her to hospital.

The doctors did tests and ruled out meningitis, to our relief, but wanted to keep her in anyway as she was close to clinical dehydration and nothing was staying down. They put her on a drip to keep her hydrated. I stayed with her through the night and my wife stayed last night. She seemed a bit better yesterday evening and hadn’t been sick since Monday morning. Once she starts to eat, I think the hospital will allow us to take her home. The plan was for her to have a slice of toast this morning. I’m just going in there. I’ll find out the current situation, but I’ve a feeling we’ll all be back home by the afternoon.

***Update*** We're all home now and my daughter is much better. I noticed the Daily Mail's front page headline today was about how crap the Scottish National Health Service is - but it seemed pretty impressive to me over the last few days.

11 comments:

Andrew Philip said...

Sorry to hear this, Rob. Sounds like a scary and highly stressful few days. Hope she's back home and fighting fit very soon.

Colin Will said...

Hope all goes well, Rob.

Matt Merritt said...

Hope all's well very soon, Rob.

Frances said...

Its incredibly stressful having a child in hospital. I do hope all is back to normal very quickly.

Andrew Shields said...

All the best to all of you, and I hope she gets to go home soon.

Sorlil said...

Oh dear, I hope your daughter gets better soon, it's horrible when when they're not well.

Ray said...

I've been through similar stuff and know how awful it can be, but it's always impressive how quickly they can bounce back. All the best.

Ivy said...

I hope all's well for your daughter, Rob. Take care.

Rob said...

Thanks everyone. We're all back home now. My daughter is OK. The first 24 hours were quite nasty. But she's now eating a bit and her temperature is only a little over normal. So well on the way to recovery.

vmh said...

Oh that's good to hear. It's so scary when your kids are sick.

Jane Holland said...

Been there with the meningitis scare. Tough times, especially when it drags on for days in a hospital. Glad to hear it's all resolved itself now though. Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas there. Jx