Monday, 19 November 2018

A weekend of highs and lows

We had tickets to the Festive Gift Fair at the NEC in Birmingham on Saturday, I had not been into work for two days previous because I wasn't feeling too well, (sore throat and cold)  and to be honest I still didn't feel great on Saturday but Joanne had pre-booked the tickets and I had been looking forward to it, so off we went.
It was very very crowded but we did manage to get quite a few new Christmas decorations, including these furry reindeer's which just had to come home with me :-) 
I bought a few presents too, so all in all it was a good shopping day.

Joanne had left Bonnie at home with Gavin as she had come down with a cold too and had got up with conjunctivitis that morning, it was a good job she had left her at home too because as we were nearing home Jo called Gav and he said that a couple of minutes before Bonnie had gone all limp and stopped breathing!!  It never occurred to any of us that it was a convulsion, mine never had one as babies and I didn't know anyone that had.
Anyway they took her to A&E where she had another one, which of course totally freaked Joanne out! her temperature was really high which can apparently cause these convulsions but because of her age and the fact she had two in less than 24 hours they kept her in hospital.

She has a slight chest infection which they are treating with antibiotics and also treating her eyes, her poor eyes are so red and look so sore, she is really full up with cold and not herself at all but thankfully there have not been any more convulsions. 

She was allowed home this afternoon and Jo said she was happy to be home and see all her toys again, (nanna had been round yesterday and sat all her dolls and teddys up to have a picnic ready for her to come back) Joanne said Bonnie thought it was funny when she saw them , especially the little dog that was sat reading a book ;-) 

I'm just glad it made her smile when she came home.

Because of one thing and another, (including rain), I've not been able to get out in the garden and clear up the leaves like I usually do this time of year.  Sunday's weather forecast was dry and sunny so we planned to have a morning out there and get them cleared.

I posted some photos on Instagram in the week of how many leaves had come down but
when I got up on Saturday and pulled the blind up on the kitchen window my mouth dropped open!

There are more leaves in my garden than up the park, lol

It does look rather pretty though when the sun is shining :-)

Much greener looking after

 The compost bins are full now and there is also a small leaf mountain at the side of the bigger bin which I will gradually put into the compost bin as it dies down.

Fingers crossed the weather will stay dry and we can do round two of clearing this weekend, there are still quite a few leaves to come off the old oak tree yet.

Next time I might be able to muster up a crafty post.

Have a good week



Carol said...

Oh, that must have been so scary for little Bonnie, Maggie! I'm glad she is on the mend now and I hope it doesn't happen again. My best friend's daughter had episodes of high fever and convulsions like that several times when she was young, but grew out of the tendency and is now a mother of triplets! I hope all of you are feeling 100% very soon :)

Your yard looks lovely all cleaned up! Hope the remainder of November treats you well!

Barb said...

That situation with Bonnie must have been so very frightening!! I am glad to hear she is better and at home. Your yard reminds me of our own. We have had two sunny days so my DH and I have made good progress.

Jo said...

How scary for you all, I know I'd have panicked if mine had had a convulsion but they're actually much more common than we think. Babies don't sweat so it's the body's way of cooling it down when a temperature is present. I find it fascinating how our bodies work. I'm so glad that Bonnie's on the mend now, fingers crossed that she doesn't have any more episodes like this, Joanne will be a nervous wreck. I love your fluffy reindeer, they're so cute. Wow, that's a lot of leaves in your garden, what it difference it makes when they're cleared up, and just think of all that lovely leaf mould in the months to come, your garden will be thankful of that.

Poppypatchwork said...

So glad your little one is back home with her mummy, it's always scary when the little ones are unwell. It is all about picking up leaves at this time of year. I'm out every day, the leaves from our Magnolia are huge, and I can't stand seeing them on the ground.

Julie said...

My son had a few when he was young and his temp was high, it's scarey to watch as a parent. I hope Bonnie is soon fully recovered from her cold and you are too nanna. Your garden with the leaves looks like mine!

Vickie said...

Oh my! How scary. I am glad little Bonnie is getting better now.

Lowcarb team member said...

How scary that must have been, so pleased to read that she is now at home. Sending get well wishes to all, it's not nice having colds, sore throats etc.

I think your garden tidied up wonderfully well. Thanks for sharing the photographs.

All the best Jan said...

Oh I do hope Bonnie is OK. One of my son's was a breath-holder so I know exactly how everyone felt.

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Carolien said...

Hi Maggie,

Oh that must have been so scary! I had it once with one of my daughters, years ago. Pffff! I am happy she's home again.

Loved to see your garden seen from the back. It is a wonderful sight!

Have a good week & love, Carolien

P.S. Love your furry friends ;)

Theresa Y said...

Oh dear, just read the Nov. 19th post. I'm glad your granddaughter is better.

Miriam said...

It is very nice to read a good news!

Sandy said...

Our weather has played havoc with leaves as well. Ours are cleaned up, but our neighbors have now blown into our yard and then got snowed on. Argh. His trees hold the leaves longer and sadly, he makes no effort to clean them up, so the wind always brings them to us. Normally we're able to do his blown leaves before the snow, not this year. It will be a mess come spring. Sorry to hear about the hospital stay, that always is a difficult time. Hope she's well on the mend now and no one else catches the bug. Cute reindeer.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

How frightening for you all. Thank goodness that Bonnie is now fine and back home.