Daughter-in-law is now 37 weeks pregnant, she is well, slightly anaemic but nothing that a low-dosage iron supplement won’t remedy, but her stress levels are now rising daily. Her other half, our son, is now being admitted to hospital as his consultant has ‘serious concerns’ about his health, apparently he will only be in for a few days. The plan is to treat his ulcerative colitis aggressively with IVI steroids, remedy the obstruction and perform further investigations. We are all doubly stressed, concerned about son and his health but equally really worried about DIL, and trying to support her whilst keeping fingers crossed that baby doesn’t decide to come before 40 weeks. This is the last thing she needs at the end of her pregnancy, my heart goes out to the pair of them and I am hoping, hoping, hoping that whatever concoctions the hospital pump into son work a minor miracle and see him improving, quickly.
What I forgot to record in my blog was what happened to Jack, Izzy and their Mummy on Sunday. ( I sometimes feel as if I may be in a ‘Neighbours’ or ‘Eastenders’ storyline ). We were all invited to a family friend’s off-spring’s 1st birthday party. Hubby and I arrived, on time, but then daughters were later and later, I was getting quite irritated by their tardiness. Friend’s daughter said that she had 2 missed calls from one of my daughters, and when I checked so had I, so I phoned her. Very weepy daughter, screaming children, someone had just hit their car head-on and they were stuck down a country lane. Luckily other daughter had answered her phone (!) and her other half was on the way to retrieve them, I threw my car keys at Hubby and sent him off to join in the rescue expedition. Long and short, daughter has whiplash and chest bruising, car is a write-off but other woman has admitted it was her fault as she was on the wrong side of the road entirely. Daughter’s partner was in France, and uncontactable, boy, did he get in the ear when he landed yesterday! We are counting lucky stars though, it could have been so much worse.