Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Hospitals are not made for fun : How to entertain a baby in the ER
Since meeting him, my trips to the emergency room seem to have multiplied! We've become frequent hospital visitors and stayers. It isn't just him who frequents the hospital, I think I've racked up more stays than he has and now our little koala seems to have picked up the curse!
We've been to hospital for everything from cut fingers, gastro (that one was fun!), pregnancy complications, abyss emergency surgery, mastitis, choking baby incidents and just last week... a bad case of Bronchiolitis...
So that's the reason I was a bit slack on the blog last week. Poor little koala wasn't well.
She'd had a cold for a good week and was a miserable little sod, but I was finally thinking she was past it so we headed to meet some baby friends for a little mums catch up in a local (for us local is an hour drive away) shopping centre. Poor little bub though, she deteriorated quickly once we were out and through up all over the Coffee Club floor, I'd be more sorry if they'd offered me a cloth to clean it up... instead I had to scrounge through my bag for anything I could use to clean it up. Then poor bubby was burning up, became all pale and lethargic, and then passed out. Being an hour away from our Doctor, I was panicking a little and thought it best to take her to the hospital.
After 5 hours of waiting with a sick little bub to be given Nurofen and Hydrolyte, told it was a virus and sent home. GAH! All that waiting for very little result! Does anyone else feel like sometimes the hospital is the worst place to be for sick people? especially sick kids? We didn't even see a doctor for 4 or so hours. It isn't so fun trying to entertain a 10 month old in a hospital waiting room for that long. Luckily she slept for 2 hours (that's how sick my little non-sleeper was) and then hubby showed up. Some people just know how to create fun out of nothing.
Here's some snippets of how we entertained the koala in the hospital.
Cue rubber glove balloons.
Hydralyte slushies are a hit with the kids...
And the empty cups make good drums.
So that's why I was a bit MIA last week.
Lets hope this week is better!
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