Wednesday, May 19, 2010

new title not so gloomy...jacob improving and at home...


Hello to all my beautiful and loyal readers...
Yesterday was a very stressful day for our family...many of you are aware that i have a little boy, Jacob, who has a life threatening condition...
His official medical title is...acute, life threatening spasmodic croup..
croup like you have never seen before...his airways close over within seconds..
i carry with me a huge granny shopping trolley bag that holds oxygen, adrenolin, epipens and steroids...everywhere we go!!!
he hasn't had an episode for 18 months and we thought he had grown out of it...
but, alas he hasn't, and he had the worst episode of his life yesterday..
i truly felt he was going to die...i guess that's why its called life threatening...
I am quite a mess at the moment just thinking if i hadn't have been physcic and given him life saving meds what would have happened...it took him a long time to respond to the adrenolin...very terrified...the sad thing is, he was terrified too...
it is for this reason that i am having a little time off..i just can't cope at the moment ...
I will miss you all...and maybe really bad days i will drop in for a visit...we all need a bit of sanity...as a mummy with a sick little kidlet this is what i must do...
the good news is he is home from hospital, and going well considering...
thanks for all your lovely support...
take care of you ...and your precious families...
until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

19 comments:

amanda73 said...

OMG mndy, im so sorry to hear about jacob..... hope he makes a full recovery. take off as much time as you need, im here if you need me

Heather said...

Mandy, I hope you are comforted during your break... so sorry to hear about your scare. happy to know that things seem to be going well and Jacob is home:) I will be praying for you all.

Pauly said...

Oh my you poor thing, that woulda been sooo scary for you (and Jacob)Thank goodness he okay. Will miss your posts but I'm sure you'll be back. Take care xxxxx

Ness said...

So glad he is home with you Mandy, you take care of your little one and your family. Love Ness xx

vicmbee said...

So sorry to hear Jacob's not well.. and I would of been petrified.. I'll look forward to your return to blogland when your ready... Take care of you and yours till we see you again. xox

Angie Bailey said...

Oh Hun!

Sorry to hear about Jacob, that must have been terrifying indeed. Sending lots of positive vibes babes for yourself the family and especially Jacob. You know we are here for you anytime!

Mwah & Hugs Angie xo

Trudy Callan said...

Mandy, I am so so sorry. I can only imagine how terrifying this must be for you-all. I will be praying for your little man and wisdom and peace for you-all as well.

Please take all the time you need and don't worry about us. We will all still be here. Don't worry about getting behind in The Artistic Mother's Group. It is a go-at-your-own pace thing anyway. You can jump back in whenever it fits your life. I understand that right now you just need to take care of your family.

Love and hugs,

Trudy

Shona Cole said...

Oh Mandy, so sorry to hear that you had to go through this with your little guy. I can only imagine how awful it is for all of you. You are a warrior Mama, there and fighting for your son. I am praying for strength and peace for you and wisdom for the doctors. Glad you are taking some time to wrap your arms around your boy and your family. we will all be here when you get back online.

CreativeMe68 said...

OMG Mandy, Hope Jacob is feeling much better now, back in your loving arms. Thinking of you and your family Hugs and Kisses Luv Shaz xoxo

Marelize said...

Mandy, so sorry to hear your news about Jacob. You got to do what your heart tells you. It must have been a very scary experience for you all. Take care of your little boy and youself.
(((hugs)))

Kristi said...

Mandy, we will miss you until you return. But you NEED to do what is best for you and your family. We will all be here when you can return. Until then, our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. HUGS!!! Take care.

Bethany Kartchner said...

Wow, that is really scary. Just spent a few hours last night with a croup-y girl, but it thankfully wasn't so serious! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

BrigitteG said...

heyy beaudiful Mandy,
Take the time is needed, family is soo important andchildren even more specially if you require this important time for your little boy.
Hope it gets better or that eventually there is some kind of solution that makes like easier for you all.
Thinking of you beaudiful :)
Brigitte G.
http://brigittescrap.canalblog.com

Sarah Lou said...

oh Mandy, how utterly terrifing!! my heart stopped just reading that. Poor man, poor you!!!!!!

Life before internet. stay strong and we will be here when you get back.

Kristin said...

Oh, Mandy!!! I read a bit about your son in a comment you made on another blog, and I have to say I am SO SORRY that you and your baby have to deal with that at all.

There is NOTHING scarier than that hopeless feeling - thank goodness you had the awareness to give him meds. when you did!

I have had a couple of scares like that with Kendra - she is highly allergic to some things and it only takes one scare to forever make you cautious. The breathing thing is the worst.

Take care of yourself and that beautiful son of yours - he is such a lucky little man and you are such a wonderful mama!

We'll be here, Kristin xoxoxoxox

Emakesart said...

Mandy, I'm so glad that Jacob is ok. wow. I can't imagine the terror that you both went thru. It's good that you're taking time off. I'll be praying for you and your family.

Esther

RenaeW said...

Sorry to hear about Jacob hun. What a scary experience to go through. I hope he is on the mend and you are all doing well. Thinking of u and sending u my love. Take care of yourselves xx

Tarrah said...

Mandy, thinking of you and all your family right now. I hope little Jacob is doing well. Hopefully one day he will grow out of it...must be horrible and scary for all of you. Take care sweetie xx

chrisw said...

sorry i missed this,,i so hope he is ok now..We all take for granted good health..you have so much to deal with my friend yet i know itall goes to make you the woman you are..My prayers are with you and i hope one day soon it will all get easier for you..can only send lots of love for now and say stay strong my beautiful friend and remember you have a mountain of friendship out here if you ever need a shoulder