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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Ups and Downs ...

The past week has been a scary ride.  
Little man was admitted to hospital (again) with a severe asthma attack.
After several days of oxygen, steroids and saline drip,
he was finally well enough to come home last night.
He is tired but can once again fill his lungs with life giving air all on his own.
The doctors and nurses at the local hospital were brilliant
 and we cannot thank them enough.

Prior to the dash to hospital VJ received two lovely presents ...

The prettiest little hand knit top,
from a lovely friend ... 
the super creative and talented Vintage Jones.
She doesn't have a blog but her equally creative daughter does here ...
And flowers delivered to the door,
 from a complete stranger (in Canada)!
VJ may tell the tale another day ...
In between the mayhem of the past few weeks,
of illness, and crazy work schedules 
and mad house shaking, bone soaking, road closing weather,
she found a pretty, hand painted jug,
that raised a smile ...
and spent a couple of quiet hours making a few cards ...
 lost in thought ...
with a pile of buttons, ribbons, lace and rescued embroidery ...
... and booked a holiday!

36 comments:

5 Ladybird Lane said...

It sounds like the holiday is well deserved! There's nothing like a hospital visit to put things in perspective, hope he's feeling fully fit soon. Sarah

Liz said...

I hope your son is fully recovered soon. It is so heart-warming to receive gifts from friends. I love the jug - very pretty.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Amy at love made my home said...

I am glad that your son is doing better, but sorry that you have had this experience which must have been awful for you all. I hope that you are all able to spend some time relaxing and enjoying family life together. xx

rusty duck said...

A holiday sounds just what you need!
It doesn't seem that the flooding is getting any better your way, I think about you every time I see it on the news.
Best wishes to the little man, it sounds scary for you all, so glad he is back home.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Goodness, sounds scary. Glad all well. Lovely jug. Glad you have a holiday to look forward to.

Rosemary said...

Dear Marina - it must have been awful for you to have your son in hospital, but I am pleased to learn that he is now back home safely with you again.
At the moment I think that we are all dreaming of holidays, preferably somewhere that it does not rain!!!

Anne said...

My youngest son used to have severe asthma attacks from the age of 18 months, which required hospitalisation and steroids etc. Its very scary isnt it? Hope he is ok now.
The jug is fab by the way!

Melanie said...

I can't imagine the terror but I am very relieved that Little Man is home and breathing well! Gifts from the cosmos will help, such beautiful ones, and lovely cards. Holiday?! Great idea.

Jen said...

Oh, Little Man! That's so scary, and I am so very sorry.
xo, Jen

Rubye Jack said...

Good to hear your son is better. Hospitals are scary ordeals.
I just love that vase. It does make you smile at how pretty it is.

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

I hope little man is well on the mend. How perfect that you are being cared for too.
Your cards are just lovely. I would never have thought of using all that stuff on cards. xx

Flaming Nora said...

Very scary. So glad you are all ok.

Vix said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your little boy, I bet a holiday will do you all the world of good. Gorgeous pressies and well deserved, too. xxx

Rose H (UK) said...

Oh my goodness M, what a scary time for you but SO please to read that your little man is feeling much better again.
What sweet gifts :o)
Sending {{Hugs}} my friend.
Rose H
xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Thank goodness everyone is well, and it always feels good to get a gift, surprise or not. I love a kind word...that does it for me. HAPPY DAY!

A Treasured Past said...

Oh, how scary! I hope the worst is past and you never have to visit the hospital again. Poor little man, I hope is feeling better. Best wishes from across the pond, Tam xoxo

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

yay for the holiday!!!!! I think you really need one now!!! So happy to hear that your boy has recovered well : poor thing!
xxxxxx Ale

greenthumb said...

I do hope your son in feeling better, have a great weekend.

Jacqui Galloway said...

A holiday is good. Gives you something good to focus on. Hope your son is feeling better.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I hope your son continues to get better, my sister and niece have asthma like that as well, can be really scary!! Enjoy the weekend xx

Streetcomber said...

Sorry to hear about your son, but very glad he is on the mend.
The jug is just gorgeous, perfect for spring flowers.

Maria said...

Ooh my goodness, it's the worst worry with asthma and our young ones...Sending kind wishes of thoughts of a speedy recovery for your young man....Ooh do tell the story of those pretty flowers..I LOVE a tale of mystery...~ Hoping this week end will be a kinder one for you all..
Hugs Maria x

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

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Old Magnolia Tree said...

I'm so glad that your little man is getting better. I do feel for you all and I know just how worrying it can be to see your child sick in hospital. I hope that he gets well enough that he won't have to go again.
Rosie

nilly said...

I'm so glad to hear you & your boy are well after one those terrible scares that unfortunately accompany the great joy of having children.
Now get on with celebrating the good stuff - you are so very good at it!

haggiz said...

So sorry to hear of your son's hospital stay, but pleased to hear he is on the mend. Let's hope the weather improves soon too and sounds like that holiday will be well deserved! Julie x

Daisy Jones said...

Oh my!
That is so frightening for you...
I do hope you are all feeling a little better now...Thank goodness he is home. Do give him a hug via blogland...
Sending loving thoughts your way
Daisy j x

gillyflower said...

Sounds like you've had a real roller-coaster few weeks - so worrying you all and frightening for your son - I hope he feels better now.
Good for you booking a holiday!
Love your pretty cards, and how lovely to receive some surprise presents!
Gill xx

Kristie Franklin said...

Marina,

I am so sorry to hear about little man...and I am so glad he is well again. It must be a pretty harrowing experience for all of you. It would totally make me at my wits end! Little man is so brave...

Well, aren't you so lucky to have friends who think of you. You now have me wondering who the complete stranger is that sent you the fleurs. I'm also glad the pretty little jug brightened your spirits. It is plain to me that you certainly deserved it! :-) Take care and give little man a hug for me!

green glamour said...

Hope you see and feel more sunny soon.take care hx

Jane the Booklady said...

Sending all best wishes to your son and to you. What worrying time. I love the floral jug and the happy thought of you booking a holiday. Jane xx

Ladybird Diaries said...

Hope your wee boy is on the mend. Love the hand painted jug, so pretty.
Marianne x

Barbara Fisher said...

I’m so glad little man is on the mend. Asthma is such a scary thing.
I love your pretty cards and the jug.
Sad to say today is another awful day, I hope you are all OK and no problems with this terrible rain and gales.

Delia Ryder said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your son i am so pleased to hear he is now on the mend, children are such a worry at times. Big hugs to him and you, dee x

the woolly dog said...

I'm very sorry to read about your son being in hospital it must have been so frightening for you all. Hoping that he's fully recovered now.
Take care.x

Jayne Hill said...

Hello, I just wandered in from Rusty Duck. Sorry to read about your son and hope that incidents like this are not frequent.

Just wanted to say how wonderful your homemade cards are, thank you for sharing. I'm quite inspired to make some of my own . . .