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March 8, 2008

The last couple of days – not overly enjoyable

Filed under: Home Stuff — Duane @ 8:23 pm

Thursday and Friday were not the best days for me so far this year. Nothing is wrong with Agnes or the bubs, but in general things were not the best. Thursday morning started ok – you could see that summer has ended with the time I got up and the sun wasn’t up with me yet. Had a corporate breakfast in the city early, so went to that. Then it all went downhill from there.
I played helpdesk/troubleshooter all day, and ran from one thing to another back to something else for about 6 hours straight. Thankfully got them all sorted.

On the way home we get a call – Dad is in hospital and might need to stay overnight. Mum needed to go home to change her dialysis bag as it was a few hours overdue (found out later she had the one bag in for nearly 12 hours, which is a big no-no). So U-turn and head the other way over the river. Found out dad was having a routine colonoscopy after doctor’s advise earlier in the week, but something went slightly wrong and he was in a great deal of pain, and the painkillers weren’t doing a good enough job. As he couldn’t drink, they were putting a drip in to keep him hydrated and then transferring him to a bed to stay overnight.
Thankfully an aunt was with them so mum was able to go with her home to change the back. We stayed to find out the ward/room and make sure he was settled. We lasted about 45 mins, and still no dad. By this time Agnes was getting sore, so we made sure all was ok and then left.

We went to a friend’s new place just around the corner to see the place and go somewhere for dinner. Towards the end of dinner – Agnes says she is bleeding and we need to go to the hospital NOW! So back over the river to one of the other hospitals (not the one dad is in, as this one is where the bubs will be delivered). Never really had much to do with this new hospital before, and it has like three different parts! So found where I thought we had to go – no lights, no reception, empty floor. Looked at a floor plan and found the “back entrance” they had talked about. Go there – looks promising with lights, people, etc.

Final verdict – all is ok. The midwife called it a “show”, something that sometimes happens. So despite the colour of the blood, it was so small an amount that it didn’t classify as a bleed. Only for bleed do you need some “anti-D shot” – Agnes is O-, I am A+.

By this time we are both drained. Drove home and crashed to bed. Slept fair most of the night. Had to be up early this morning as the concreter is here to cement the side. So that was Thursday.

Friday morning woke up earlish to get ready for the concreter. Then had to pick up dad when he was ready to go, but there was the possibility of Agnes needing to see the obst. Traffic was hell into the hospital. Get a call from Agnes that her appointment will be some time later in the day. Drove dad back to Ipswich, drove home. Call from the obst receptionist – have to be at a South Bank obst within the hour for a check up and the Anti-D shot. Finally home about 12 and the boys were leaving from the concreting. That was a high point as it looked good – they had done an excellent job. Rest of yesterday was spent quietly recovering and resting. Watched some recorded tv and then The Day after Tomorrow.

Today almost felt like spring cleaning – we put up the shelving units, cleaned up our desks, cleaned up the small bookcase, the kitchen and the rest of the living area. Agnes of course couldn’t do as much as she would like (and she becomes very vocal about this ;p). Had  nice afternoon reading, eating and relaxing outside. Then a BBQ dinner with the parents.

So from the bad, good comes, but it can take awhile to manifest. Now lets see how next week runs.

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