PICU

Eva memory day 4

Eva memory day 4

When I first took Eva back into my care she got sick. Really sick. The night before I was to pick her up from her foster parents’ house, I got a call at 1am saying she was in the ER having trouble breathing. I remember asking, “seriously?” To which her… Read more

Back in hospital

The room is one flight up, but the view is the same. I can see the cars picking up and dropping off patients, cars on the road passing obliviously by, pigeons waddling past my window. The last time I had this view, the Peanut was in the SCBU and I… Read more

We've got this

We have been in the PICU for a week now. This time last week I was sitting beside a very distressed baby who had not yet been intubated. Now, a week later, she has the lowest level of breathing support, nasal prongs on low flow, and we are waiting to… Read more

We’ve got this

We have been in the PICU for a week now. This time last week I was sitting beside a very distressed baby who had not yet been intubated. Now, a week later, she has the lowest level of breathing support, nasal prongs on low flow, and we are waiting to… Read more

It takes a special person

    If you read blogs written by special needs parents, you will recognise the post where they talk about people asking them how they do it? People look at their lives, their family’s lives and they ask “how do you manage?” I haven’t been asked that question yet, probably… Read more

She's on the mend

She’s on the mend. She’s moving in the right direction. Slowly. Since she was admitted to Starship Hospital on Saturday night she has been switched to CPAP and off full ventilation. The nurses tried multiple times to reduce her support but each time they did The Peanut would breath for… Read more

She’s on the mend

She’s on the mend. She’s moving in the right direction. Slowly. Since she was admitted to Starship Hospital on Saturday night she has been switched to CPAP and off full ventilation. The nurses tried multiple times to reduce her support but each time they did The Peanut would breath for… Read more