Sorry about the lag in posting, Eldest and I have been in hospital for the last two days. My my my, wasn't that fun. We went off for a visit to a specialist on Tuesday, then she was in a WHOLE lotta pain on Wednesday, so we went into emerg on Thursday to try to push the scheduled tests up the dates we were given. They were scheduled for three weeks from now, and the level of pain seemed to merit an advance in timing.
The only way we could do it was if she was admitted.
You know what was great in the hospital here? The parents can visit whenever they want, and can indeed stay overnight. They even provide a pretty comfy chair. At least it seems that way at first. It was actually the grim chair of parent torture.
It is kind of like a lazy-boy, but slippery. There is also a very large gap between where the seat is and where the footrest is. The back does not recline down flat. Now. Don't get me wrong, this is a whole lot better than sitting up all night in a wooden rocker or something, but it wasn't the most restful night. It was the night of the deceptive chair from h*ll.
The choice was to sit/sleep basically on your back while you slowly slid down till your bum slid into the gaping hole, or sleep on your side, with your spine in an impressive c shape, and wait for your bum to slide into the hole.
I slept with Eldest for a while during the night,; she is getting kind of big for that to be comfortable in a single bed though.
Eldest is just the same, so you don't need to worry or anything, nothing has really changed and the pain has receded back to reasonable levels, especially since she got to lay around on her stomach for two days.
They ran a whack of tests, all the results we have gotten back so far are normal, which is good, we are waiting for more results, and then we have another appointment with the specialist.
If you ever have to stay overnight at a hospital with a kid, bring a blanket, SHAMPOO, and a pillow, maybe one of those silly looking neck ring things for in airplanes too, something non-stick might have done well for the chair from h*ll too.
Something more interesting later.