Goodnes Gracious.

Goodness Gracious.

we've been home 9 days and fitted a month of work and drama into that small space of time.

Yesterday we rushed Tilly to hospital with pain in her right hip. Just going around a corner in the car caused her to cry out with pain.

Our hospitals are great, efficient and free, however, one still feels like a number in the process. It's sobering to see so many sick children. It bought back sad memories of a time in our life when we spent a lot of time there.

A day of scans, X rays, blood analysis revealed she had fluid on her hip but it wasn't septic (fortunately.)

Not surprisingly Tilly is an extremely active and inventive child, even in her physical play and could have damaged her hip at any time recently but wasn't aware of it until yesterday morning. Did she do it jumping off the play-gym in the yard at home, or being a commando in the new tunnel we constructed together…then it could have been when she climbed the small hill in the back yard and used the hose as her abseil link… !!!!!!

We got home at 2.00 am this morning with doses of "O" something, a mild form of morphine suitable for children and we saw the old Tilly back.

It's 7.00 am and the day has begun. It's going to be busy, the gardener has created an park like oasis for Christmas day..

The cleaners have been in and cleaned my carpets…. the tables ready, presents not even thought of a week ago are under the tree and a visit to the market today will finish off the process.

I think I'm going to have a celebratory drink (strong Turkish coffee) because I missed our office party yesterday. I'm going to watch TV tonight, finish editing and enjoy the day..

Hopefully today, Tilly and Rachael have a better day.

Thank you one and all for your well wishes for her…. you don't know how much it is appreciated.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Carolyn Foley says:

    Poor kid, and at Xmas. This will clip her wings for a few days.

  2. Wendy in Kennewick says:

    I can imagine what an anxious day it was for you all.

  3. peg in ks says:

    Sincerely hope Tilly is doing so much better…..have a wonderful Christmas…

  4. Lynn in Orlando says:

    Merry Christmas Pam, and Tilly and all your family. So glad that Tilly is over the worst of it….just finding out what is wrong and that it is treatable and that it will be alright. An extra Christmas blessing!

  5. Susan Slesinger says:

    Merry Christmas Pam. I am glad that Tilley is OK. She must have given you a scare. I am also amazed at your disciplined schedule for the Bayeux project….I need to make you my role model.

  6. Nola says:

    Christmas greetings to you and the family Pam.
    We thank God for our medical health system and Tilly’s recovery.
    Enjoy the time with the family, take a short breather (at least long enough to enjoy the coffee). We look forward to seeing progress on the Bayeux projects.
    God bless you.

  7. Pam says:

    Thank you one and all. Tilly had a bad night last night, but is a bit better today… it’s hard to keep her pinned down.
    Thanks Nola for the thought… my short breather is tomorrow and then I begin !!!!
    Merry Christmas.

  8. Pam says:

    Susan, thank you…. I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas.
    It’s Christmas Eve here and all is quiet.
    Thank you

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