So I can only apologise as I have been completely out of the loop for the past couple of weeks.
Eden has been in hospital.
Looking back it feels like the last bunch of blogs I posted where just about Eden being sick (again) and it is true she seemed to have been battling one sniffle after the other. Well last Monday after I collected her from nursery I could tell she was quiet and looked a bit off colour. By the time we got home and I lofter her out of her pram she was burning up, that was at 4pm ish.. then she wouldn't have a nap and was getting hotter. So I gave her some infant paracetamol in the hope it would bring the temperature down.. it didn't.
A little while later she had a febrile convulsion Thankfully I had read on the internet that a rapid rise in temperature in babies and young children can cause a fit so I kinda new what was happening - however I was absolutely terrified.
I cannot tell you how I kept my cool, how I rang the ambulance, how I answered the door. Seeing my poor baby still, foaming at the mouth, whimpering is something I hope I never have to see again. I called my husband, and my mum from the ambulance. Later I was told she had another one while in the ambulance but thankfully I didn't see it.
We spent 4 days in hospital while the doctors did an array of tests, the most serious of which where to check for possible meningitis and involved a lumber puncture - thank god they came back clear.
Poor Eden was pumped full of antibiotics through a canular and after a couple of days her temperature stabilisied. I do not know how parents cope with seriously ill babies, my heart goes out to them.
To cut a very long story short it turned out she had a really nasty viral infection and we are just grateful it was not a more serious illness. Amazing how quickly the get better though as she is cruising around now as if nothing ever happened. Still, even now she has a runny nose so we are keeping her off nursery until she is 100% better. In a way, especially now I wish she didn't have to go back there ;(
So no photos for now, but having said that today is Edens 11 month old birthday!!! I have decided to decorate the house for her 1st birthday, a few people can call around on the day if they want to as we simply do not have the room for a party so we will just keep it informal.
This baby girl deserves something special after all she has been through.