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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wow! I am a blogger.....

I am doing a photography course and part of the course is for me to set up a blog (Hi CJ!!). I've toyed with the idea of doing this for a long time, but always chickened out, and assumed my work did not justify a blog, so this has been a big step for me and I am going to take baby steps and will try and personalise this blog over the next few weeks.

We are only just back from holidays! A long awaited and expensive trip to Italy, Lake Garda, where I got to meet up with a friend Lainey for a day as we were on the same campsite. The weather was very hot, the landscape just stunning, and it was all there to be enjoyed but unfortunately, life just does not work out the way you planned.

The holiday started out with a few minor problems, the aircon in our mobile home did not work, and it was 37 degrees the day we arrived! Uncomfortable but not a huge problem, but as the baby is tube fed it did cause problems as the special milk was going off in the lines and in one day we went thru 3 of them.... So we bought a cooler bag, ice blocks and kept the milk and the containers in the fridge the whole time. Nutrica (thank you so much!!) couriered out some more lines to us so - problem solved...

Mid way thru, I insisted we all go for a swim in Lake Garda, and Eamonn hurt his foot in the lake and a few days later it was so bad he had to go to the local hospital as he thought he had broken something, but they sent him home with a bandage and we bought crutches and thanks to a phone call to my doctor, we got some proper help and pain control for Eamonn. He is still having problems with his foot, so let's see what happens when he actually goes to his doctor....

Three days before we go home, and the first day Eamonn feels well enough to hobble to the pool we go for a swim in the evening, and some little girl (about 4 or 5) takes a dislike to Shannon for no reason and kicks her off the 1.5 meter ladder for the water slide. Shannon falls to the side where there is no foam mat, and she cracks her head on the concrete. I run to get the car, and run with her thru the hospital, covered in sick and dripping blood to the A& E and they stitch her up (4 stitches) and as she is being sick all the time, they do a CAT scan and discover 2 fractures. So we are moved with 3 medics and a doctor to Verona Borgo Trento Hospital to the nurological unit for obervation. We just got her out in time to fly home where I nearly kissed the ground with relief.

I will post some of the Italy photos tomorrow when I upload the photos, but I want to thank you all for your texts and moral support over the last few days. It has been wonderful to get those texts and know you were all praying for us.

Funny this is supposed to be my photography and craft blog and I've just talked and talked. Sorry but it feels better to tell the story to you all - off now! Ta M

4 comments:

Lainey said...

Welcome to blogger land Michelle and so sorry your holiday was a big drama! Can't believe your bad luck! Can't wait to see all of your creations!
Lainey
XXX

Chris T said...

I hope the holiday wasn't a complete disaster, it certainly sounds pretty traumatic. Hope everyone is recovered now

ChristineD said...

Oh dear Lord, you poor thing(s), you must be exhausted and in need of a holiday!!

Jennine said...

OMG Michelle that is awful, I know just what you've been through. I went on holiday to Corfu and on the first day, my daughter fell off her daddy's shoulders. It turned out she had a fractured skull and the CAT scan also showed a blood clot formed on the brain. We were terrified and never left the hospital. We too kissed the ground on our return, this really is a great country with great medical facilities and my daughter is now as right as rain!