Chocolate puddings on prescription


It’s almost a week since my last post and I’m sure many of you are wondering what’s gone on since then. It feels like a lifetime ago now, but my husband had just been taken off life support in intensive care and was asking me when he was going to be allowed home. Well sadly he’s still not home, we still don’t have any answers and he still has no guarantees that it won’t happen again.

The good news is that he’s been moved from intensive care to a ward, but the bad news is it’s an isolation ward as he’s been unlucky enough to get C difficile (a pretty nasty tummy bug) while he’s been there. I can still visit, but need to wear rubber gloves and a plastic apron to go in the room, which does little to take your mind off the whole grimness of the situation I can tell you.

There have been some positives though. The doctors haven’t come up with anything totally horrendous as an explanation for his confusion, blurred vision and loss of consciousness. They’ve even listened to a theory of mine which is plausible, if a little odd, and are looking into it further. We’ve talked a bit about what he was like on the night it all happened, and even managed to laugh about one of the questions he was asked in A&E: Who’s the current Prime Minister? Answer – “14!” But the bottom line is we still don’t know what went on, and maybe we never will.

The children aren’t allowed anywhere near him, so we’ve resorted to communicating through video message. The hospital wi-if isn’t strong enough for Skype, but recording a message each day has helped them – especially our eldest – keep in touch with their dad. Tonight’s instalments involved a discussion about the hospital food, especially the fortified chocolate puddings being offered on prescription.

Other positives are the time available on the ward in which to catch up on Spiral, the fab BBC Four police drama that we had intended to watch the night it all went wrong; and the extra time I’ve been able to spend with my parents, who have been amazing as always, supporting me in a crisis by looking after the kids, doing my shopping, cooking and cleaning, and offering some very comforting shoulders to cry on.

So things are looking up now, and I’m hoping it’s onwards and upwards from here. I’m going to try to get back to some more light hearted blog posts, but In the meantime, I’ll keep on feeding my nerves with chocolate and trying not to think about it all too much. I just want to say thanks again for all the lovely messages I’ve had lately, and all the virtual – and real – massive hugs.

X Julia

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    Katie life on vista haydock
    January 21, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    This is lovely news to hear! Hope you’re getting some chocolate pudding too xx

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    Kiran at Mummy Says
    January 22, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Oh Julia what a hard time. Hope he is over the bug soon and the children can see him properly. Can’t imagine how you are coping, you’re amazing. More virtual hugs coming your way…. xxx
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      January 22, 2015 at 9:31 am

      Thanks so much Kiran xx

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    January 22, 2015 at 10:47 am

    You are so brave and strong, and I have no idea how you are keeping your family together. Amazing woman. Love and hugs xxxxx
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    January 22, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    glad things are looking up! your doing an amazing job of keeping things together. Sending you much love and hugs xx
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    January 22, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    So glad things are improving – make sure you get some chocolate pudding too! keep strong *virtual hug* x
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      January 23, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Thanks Rachel xxx

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    Ayshea Elliott
    January 23, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Oh my goodness Julia, I just popped on here to have a nose around and then read this, I’m so terribly sorry to hear what a difficult time you are having and sending love and kind thoughts to you and your family. All the time I’ve been waffling on twitter about caravans and here you are having one hell of a time. Wishing your husband a swift recovery and some answers about the mysterious illness. xxx

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      January 23, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Ah thank you lovely, honestly I like waffling about caravans, it takes my mind off things! Haha don’t worry honestly xxx

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    Katy {What Katy Said}
    January 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Oh it must be so hard for the children not being able to see him. So glad it is all ok now and hopefully he will be home soon xx
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    January 25, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Hi Julia, I hope your husband will recover and everything will be back to normal soon. A great Family and yummy chocolate puddings are the best to go through that difficult period. I send you all my love and I am hoping to read really good news from you soon. XX Alexandra
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    Mini Travellers
    January 25, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    You have been absolutely amazing. I’m so glad he is on the mend and if chocolate has helped a little bit then you should have as much as you need. #sundaystars
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    Mrs H
    January 31, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    You’ve been so amazing through all this. It has been such a horrible time for you. It sounds like your husband has been seen by some good doctors. Even if they are not entirely sure what happened. I hope you get some answers soon. Hugs Mrs H xxxx PS I love hospital food (weird, I know!) so they chocolate pudding sounds yummy!
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    February 4, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    This is the first I have read of the hard time your family have had over the last while. It sounds like you are doing a fantastic job of keeping it together, I’m not sure I could.msochappy to hear that he seems to be on the mend and hope you can all get back to a bit of normality soon xx
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    February 7, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Oh I am so very sorry hunny that must be so tough on you and the children. Recording messages is such a lovely way to bring them together. Thank goodness for technology. I hope he is home with yall soon. Onward and upward you are too right. positive thinking. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme
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