not such a Good Friday



It's never a great day when you take your baby to the doctor (again) and they suggest you go to the hospital. 

But even when they diagnose pneumonia, there are things to be grateful for. (I know, I'm like a disease.)

: Grateful for being away on holiday and therefore having everyone including fabulously hands-on grandparents on hand, allowing me to drop everything and stay with Ivy.

: Grateful for good old Panadol when in the middle of the night (before being admitted) you wake up to a red hot baby. I never knew skin could feel so hot.

: Grateful for access to first world doctors, clean hospitals and twenty-first century penicillin.

: Grateful for cheerful infants who manage to smile, wave and charm a children's-ward-full of nurses even while coughing and wheezing and generally being pretty miserable. 

: Grateful for recovery.

We're home and getting back on our feet and she's much better, thank you. 

Back soon.


19 Comments on “not such a Good Friday

Mel L
April 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Poor Ivy i glad she is on the mend. Its awful to have your little one in hospital no matter what. My experience of having brody as a patient in the hospital that I work in also made me grateful for the wonderful nurses (no bias at all) doctors and state of the art facilities. We are so very fortunate. xx

April 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Very very good to hear she’s getting better! All the best to your family xx

April 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Sorry to hear of Ivy’s illness but I hope she has a very speedy recovery! x

April 25, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Oh poor little thing ๐Ÿ™ Glad she is on the mend and hope you were okay during her stay in hospital. I can imagine it can be quite frightening.

April 25, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Poor baby. A hot baby is so scary! I’m glad she’s better and I’m glad you are able to see the bright side. It’s very inspiring.

April 25, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Gosh, pneumonia sounds frightening for a little one. Glad she’s ok now, and glad that you had some wonderful grandparents at hand.

April 25, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Poor Ivy…….hope she has a swift recovery.

Aussie Mum
April 25, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Oh no poor little girl – not the best way to spend your long weekend away but glad to hear she is on the mend.

Alex Nolan
April 25, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Sending lots of English love for Ivy’s speedy recovery and hoping that my brother’s visit was not too untimely!

You, darling Fi, are a true Pollyanna. You inspire me greatly and I can only say that my life is so much more fulfilled knowing you. I hope you and the rest of your beautiful family are relaxing *after* your holiday


island dweller
April 25, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Sorry to hear Ivy’s under the weather. Thoughts and prayers with all and for a speedy return to health for Ivy and some sleep for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Hear Mum Roar
April 26, 2011 at 3:15 am

Oh dear! Poor bub and mum! I love your outlook on the situation too. I’m always grateful if things like this happen in holidays for much the same reason

April 26, 2011 at 5:38 am

Oh no! Wishing for a speedy recovery and better days ahead~

green ink
April 26, 2011 at 6:02 am

The poor little thing, and poor Mum. Glad she’s ok.


PS: Voted for you in the best Aussie blogs thingy ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

April 26, 2011 at 7:41 am

I’ve not commented before but I completely identified with that gratitude for 21st-century medicine, clean hospitals and wonderful doctors. Our family has not had recourse to them for a couple of years (my children are slightly older) but I so vividly recalled that gratitude when I read your words. Hope your little one is fully recovered.

April 26, 2011 at 9:28 am

oh no! I’m so glad you’re home and better. I’ll never forget when my baby was rushed to hospital with an infection in february! she was in for 3 days and it was the longest 3 days of my life. so glad you’re home and better and all is well

Tenille @ Help!Mum
April 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Well that isn’t a wonderful way to spend an Easter long weekend. I’m glad Ivy is OK and on the mend.

April 26, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Oh Fi! Poor little Ivy. Mia got pneumonia a couple of years ago and it was quite scary. I just felt so grateful for modern medicine too. I hope things are calming down for you now, you sound like you need some peace. Btw, I keep meaning to say how lovely it was to see you all x

April 26, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Sorry to hear about wee Ivy. Pneumonia is such a frightening diagnosis. Jakey was diagnosed with double pneumonia the day that the removalists came to pack up our house to make the move interstate. When it rains it pours! I also felt so grateful for the wonderful medical care he received and his quick recovery. Glad to hear that Ivy is on the improve. x

April 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Oh, love, so sorry- glad to hear she’s on the mend. Must have been awful. Good on you for finding such a list of good things.


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