So if you follow us on here you will know that we had almost fallen of the face of the earth. Not really, we have just been either super busy or super sick! (Archie not me)
Since I last posted we had my beautiful Sister and her little family come stay with us for a few nights. It was lovely so I wasn’t on here often. We spent nights playing monopoly when the boys where asleep and also brought Archie to his first ever theme park. He loved it!
We then had a few lovely sunny days which we spent doing absolutely nothing but soaking up the sun and enjoying our little family. Archie got a new swimming pool and he won a goldfish at the fair.
Lastly we had a few rough weeks. On the run up to Easter, Archie got quite poorly. He developed a non blanching rash and we had to go into hospital, they passed it on as being viral “probably” and to wait for any other menigitis symptoms and then bring him back. That doesn’t seem quite suffice to me. The next day Archie woke up with a lot of spots and blisters all over his little bum. I automatically though chicken pox. They also covered some of his legs, tummy and feet. Hand foot and mouth disease never came to mind to be honest, I just thought it was all signs that pointed to chicken pox. I sent Archie’s nan to get supply’s to treat the pox. £25 later and I thought we were ready to fight back against the spots! I remember saying to Ryan how well he was coping and that he’d been such a good boy.
I started to doubt that it was pox when I looked more and more into it, he had barely any on his torso and his feet had started blistering more and more. I said to myself in the morning I would bring him to the doctors to have it confirmed.
6am we woke up, Ryan was getting ready to go to work and I felt Archie next to be in bed, he was boiling hot. Not just a temperature he was boiling all over. Ryan then told me he’d been up most of the night and only wanted to cuddle him, I thought to myself “check his nappy!” It was completely dry. That explained the aching boobs! He hadn’t fed all night. He was floppy and unresponsive. His heart was racing and his breathing was very heavy. I knew straight away he wasn’t right, we called for help and within minutes the ambulance had arrived.
He had some quick obs done, his blood sugars were fine but everything else was high. They said he needed to be seen so off to hospital we went. The ambulance drivers thought it seemed like chicken pox to look at but the doctors and pedaritcians soon confirmed it was Hand, foot and mouth disease. He was dehydrating fast and it was causing his heart rate to increase and his body to go into slight shock.
After administering some paracetamol and ibrufren his temperature started to come down again. With 10mls of fluid every 10 minutes his heart rate also started to come back to normal. Thank god.
Since coming home we’ve had a few spiking high temperatures again but with the right medicines it helped us manage it. Along with fighting him to take fluids by syringe for a few days. I’m so glad to have him back to normal. It has really reminded me just how fragile our little children are.
So that’s where we have been! I hope to be back and have a less dramatic May. We’re off on our first holiday of the year soon. With two more to follow afterwards thanks to Ryan and my amazing birthday surprise.
If you would like to see a holiday must haves for toddlers then please do let me know!
Il leave you with some of or Easter pictures because why not?
Lots of love, Carlie X