Emerging from a fog

16 Oct

At least I thought we were emerging from the fog of a sick Maggie but it turns out we have a few days left to ride out. Maggie had been fevery and cranky for a few days but seemed much better yesterday until I discovered the rash all over her. Turns out she has possible rubella and we are homebound for the next 5 days. Thankfully, she is less cranky and seems over the worst of it. And importantly, Tilda’s vaccines are up to date so she should be fine.

School is back and Tilda is doing well. We had a fantastic time away – it was very relaxing and enjoyable and another huge thank you to my parents for making it happen. Maggie behaved herself very well with them, so much so that they are willing to have her again! And Tilda had a fantastic time at Very Special Kids. They had their school holiday program and it was animals aplenty!

Tilda and the baby chicks

The house got themselves some baby chickens

Then they went on an excursion to Wonderland to see the 'Wildlife Down Under' show! Tilda got up close and personal with a dingo!

Then they went on an excursion to Wonderland to see the ‘Wildlife Down Under’ show! Tilda got up close and personal with a dingo!

And if that wasn't enough, they were visited by Animals on the Move with a whole host of different farm animals.

And if that wasn’t enough, they were visited by Animals on the Move with a whole host of different farm animals.

A big thank you to all at VSK for doing what they do so well and for the gorgeous photo journal they put together of Tilda’s time there. We really appreciate it.

Tilda has been doing very well although she has some increase in shakiness. We had an appointment with Tilda’s paediatrician in early October and after witnessing her, she placed a call to her neurologist who has given us a new medication to try – Vimpat. So far, we haven’t seen any decreases but I know these meds can take a while to kick in. Apart from being a bit shaky, she is a somewhat quiet and it is an effort to get a smile but her eyes are bright and she seems peaceful.

Not much else to report on at the moment. We have some friends coming in from interstate next week so will be spending some time down at the beach – let’s hope for nice weather, Tilda would love to feel some sand on her toes!

Much love

xoox

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4 Responses to “Emerging from a fog”

  1. Juliet October 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Oh poor Maggie and poor you! I do hope she’s better soon. The photos of Tilda are great, and here’s hoping the new medication works and you can all enjoy some beach weather. Lots of love

  2. Adam chez & jack October 16, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    Hope Maggie gets better soon. Then time for all of us to hit the beach and lap up the good weather… Maybe a beer/wine too… Maybe.

  3. Cally October 16, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    I am so pleased you both had a nice break away.
    I hope Maggie is soon better.
    I loved the photos of Tilda and the animals.
    Much love to you all.
    Love Cally Xx

  4. Nicole October 24, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    It’s always lovely to hear your positivity and happiness at the great things in life. It’s not always easy to remember the best bits when we go through such tough times, but your capacity for optimism astounds me!!
    Keep up the great work super-mum!! (and super-sister! 😉 )
    Love Nic. x

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