ABIGAIL NEWTON SMITH

Wednesday, 30th January 2002 - Day 167

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Hello, it is me, getting back to you at last with the update for today. I am really sorry for all those people out there who have missed my updates over the past week or so. It has been very hectic, Daddy has been away at work, with a cold so it is better for him to stay away just to be on the safe side. We do not want to jeopardise my coming home. Unfortunately he cannot update my website remotely yet, otherwise it would have been easier to update. But here it is at last.... better late than never....

  !!!! ..... Countdown to Home Day - 5 days ..... !!!!

I had another good night last night with Mummy, that is over a whole week now we have been together all the time so things are still on course for me going home. There is one thing I do not like though and that is my salty drugs. These are now syringed into my mouth with a little bit of milk and the rest comes from Mummy to wash it down with. It is especially bad at 5:30 am when I am still really asleep and Mummy has to attack me with a syringe full of very salty milk. Yukkkkkkk.....

Luckily for me on the ward round this morning the Prof. said that I did not need my Sodium Phosphate anymore, so that is at least one of them gone so a little less salt in the mornings for me.... He also said that I needed to sleep a bit more on my left side so that my head comes back into a proper symmetry. Currently I have been sleeping so much on my right side that my head is flatter there than on the left and it looks a little odd from the top. He said it was nothing to worry about though and that it should correct quite easily. Just as I was getting used to that side too.... poor me, a lop sided head.!!!!!

Mummy seemed to spend half the day singing to me, all her own lyrics she tells me. Means nothing to me but goes something like....

"My Little Sweetie Pops, My Little Sweetie Pops, E I E I O, My Little Sweetie Pops" to the tune of Old Mac Donald...

It is quite fun though and she seems to enjoy herself and I like the closeness of being held and sung to at the same time.... I am missing Daddy lots as this is the longest I have ever been without seeing him, but I definitely do not want his cold it sounds horrible...

Tonight Mummy is going to stay at home, as the oxygen for me is going to be fitted tomorrow so I can come home next week. I am going to miss her as I have got quite used to waking up with her in the morning after a whole week and a half in the hospital. I am having another trace done overnight to see how well I am coping with my 300cc / min of oxygen, I will try my best as I do not want anything to get in the way of me coming home now that I am so close.

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