Word of the Week – Illness

I really didn’t want to use this word this week. At this moment in time I’m feeling happy and positive, but the fact is it’s Illness that has dominated my week.

It started on Sunday evening when Boo had a temperature. She didn’t sleep well and said she couldn’t swallow. A trip to the G.P. on Monday morning confirmed she had tonsilitis and for a couple of days she was really quite poorly. Then yesterday, Thursday she went back to school and is fine now.

On Thursday we had a call from Star’s home teacher to say that she was poorly and wouldn’t be able to come and teach her. Star didn’t mind, she wasn’t in a good mood having her sister go back to school when she didn’t want her to.

Also on Thursday I had to take OH’s dad to see his G.P. as he has been really ill lately too. Then on the way home I too felt ill and had to survive the rest of the day feeling sorry for myself.

Today, Friday it’s off to the hospital for Star’s CT Scan. It’s been a long journey but today will tell us if everything has worked. We won’t find out the results until Tuesday when we see her consultant, which is a shame because had her CT scan been earlier we could have seen him the same day.

We did get a bit nervous this week because Star’s problems all started after a dose of tonsilitis, which is why we believe that she suffered Grizel’s syndrome (torticollis brought on by throat infection) Her consultant has found this difficult to swallow (oh sorry, couldn’t resist) but we have had support in our beliefs from other medical staff. In fact the last but one time she was admitted we had medical students come to her bed excited because it was so unusual, obviously someone along the line of medical staff had been talking about her.

If you want to know more about Star’s medical condition I blog about it on www.zebrahooves.co.uk.

So, after a week of illness my hope is that today brings the end to at least one of our problems. Fingers crossed X

The Reading Residence


  1. September 26, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    Hoping for a much better week for you next week. x

  2. September 27, 2014 / 5:18 pm

    Oh no, sorry to hear this has had to be your word. I really hope next week is a better one for you and that Boo is fine now x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  3. September 28, 2014 / 1:40 pm

    I hope that everyone is on the mend and that you are all illness free for a few weeks at least. It must be the time of year as since the children have gone back to school everyone here is sniffing and snuffling away.

    Loved the little touch of humour; subtle, but effective!

    Found your post on #WotW.

  4. September 28, 2014 / 8:06 pm

    I hope you are all better soon and the CT results are positive #wotw

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