>I know we are all complaining about the price of everything from petrol to bread in this country at the moment, but today I am feeling blessed to live in a country with such brilliant healthcare.
Baby H was like a little heater, hotter than I've ever felt a child be, so I called the doctors at 230pm yesterday afternoon and managed to get an appointment at 330pm. We were seen by the GP by 4pm and sent straight to A and E. Now if we ignore the fact that I had to ask for Nurofen and a drink for her, refuse an x-ray that in my opinion was pointless, the frankly quite dirty environment and the 6 hours to find an inflamed tonsil the whole experience, though obviously not one I want to repeat was not actually too bad. There can't be many places in the world where you can get help so quickly.
Seeing my baby girl with two bandaged hands from blood tests, curled up in a hot little heap on a bed was awful and my heart goes out to parents of poorly children. I don't know how they cope.
So today I am feeling lucky. Lucky to live in a great country and lucky to have 3 healthy, gorgeous children.
In fact I'm feeling so lucky that so far today:
I haven't minded too much that S sprayed her milk all over the sofa ( which come to think of it I still haven't cleaned up).
I didn't mind taking all three kids out in the car just to post a parcel. It was actually quite fun and I learned that Z wants to visit ALL the parks this weekend, and S is scared of the big park. I didn't even mind having to bribe them to be good in the post office with mini eggs
( carrot sticks were offered and promptly declined ).
I don't even mind the mass of ripped up paper, foil flowers and pritt stick currently covering the playroom floor.
I quite enjoyed rescuing a spider and putting him outside to be with his friends at the request of S.
I didn't mind taking Z out dressed like this. Yes, that is a scarf, and those are sandals with socks. He gets his fashion sense from his Dad. sorry for the rubbish photo, I was as usual in a rush.
So today for me is about feeling thankful and appreciative of doctors, nurses, good friends and of course fellow bloggers who have welcomed me into the community. Big high five here to Grumpinator and Fancy for mentioning me in their blogs today.
Thanks also to Mr Fleming for finding anti-biotics.