Friday, 18 December 2009

Day 5



One girl very definitely not poorly any more. Lots of singing, a fair bit of shouting, and a wicked grin when movicol and augmentin made their combined presence felt. Observant viewers will notice the lack of any kind of face furniture; she's been off the oxygen since 3.30, and we're now just waiting to see what happens when she goes to sleep.

I'd like to get home for Little Fish as much for ourselves. But I'd like to get Mog sleeping safely too. So, we'll see. Meanwhile this ward is starting to feel like home. Little Fish has found a playmate her own age, and they have been entertaining the play staff today. Mog has found an admirer too, and we have a steady procession of poorly babies arrive on the bed opposite, calm down and make rapid recoveries in time for the next child to arrive. Keeps our own life from getting monotonous.

Tia

6 comments:

Doorless said...

Awesome. She looks great! So glad for a good report on both girls.

Anonymous said...

That's good to know that Mog is getting better. Love yvonne xxx

Anonymous said...

Phew! Hope her night was good and you'll be packing to go home very soon.....
K x

Pagangracecat said...

Hurrah for Mog - good to see you looking much better. Best wishes to you Mog (not forgetting Mummy and Little Fish)

Lucia said...

I know that this is a old post but I wonder what are those strings with glowy lights on her for? I've seen one other person in another blog use this but it was never explained what it is, and she also had a huge machine that looks like it's the equivalent of oversized Lava Lamps. I just have to wonder...can you tell me? I'm so curious.

Tia said...

The glowy light strings are fbire optics, and the giant lava lamp would probably be a bubble tube.

A lot of children with profound learning disabilities also have quite severe and complex visual impairments. The bubble tubes and fibre optics, as well as other gentle light devices stimulate the vision and can encourage the child to use their sight. They're also really nice and relaxing to watch - our hospital has a set of fibre optics which they will wrap around some of their more disabled patients when they are sick. It gives the child something to look at and feel, and can help calm them down.

I'm not sure what country you are in, but if you take a look at Snoezelen or else "sensory rooms" then you may find more things too. I have a wishlist several thousand pounds long so far!

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