Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Self imposed hibernation

So it may seem odd that we're hibernating, given its not winter and we're not bears. But a 1yrd old recovering from an eye operation {and a subsequent staph infection} will do that to you. 

Although we weren't officially told to stay at home, I'm still too paranoid to take her out {unless its completely necessary, like grocery shopping yesterday}. And we're both going bat shit crazy being holed up at home everyday. So perhaps it isn't the best thing for us, but we're dealing with it.

At the moment my days are filled trying to administer 16 eye drops per day to a toddler who DOES NOT want anything to do with that. If you want an insight into the difficulties of parenting come to my place and try to give her eye drops. Its not fun, but you're guaranteed to get a cardio workout.


Wish we were here

I'm really, really missing the beach. I'd love nothing more than to take her down and dunk her in the ocean. I'm sure the salt water and fresh sea air would do her good and help her heal, but I don't want to risk any sand getting in her eyes. Post op already feels like she has sand in her eyes and I can imagine its not pleasant, so I don't want to add to that. Given it manages to get up your butt crack even when you're wearing clothes I assume the stuff would be able to magically make it in her eyes, even with her glasses on.  So for now I'm just sitting here scrolling through the beach photos on my phone and pretending I'm there {its not working very well}.

After her next specialist check up I plan on making up for the hibernation in a big way {provided everything is ok of course}. If you need me I can be found at home repeatedly removing pen off the wall and going nuts watching the same cartoons over and over {thankyou ABC i-view, now she can play the same episode a million times in a row... its just awesome}.

Please tell me you've been doing more exciting things than we have. Seriously please tell me, then I can live vicariously through you...


Toni x

Linking with Jess

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  1. I'm normally the first in the house to suffer with cabin fever but I'm craving hibernation mode. It's raining here in Perth, so a day at home with my girls may just happen today. They are thinking of putting the 2 man tent up in the games room and camping out. As long as they don't contemplate an indoor fire to roast the marshmallows, I can't see the harm.

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    1. Haha yea the fire probably isn't a good idea, but camping inside sounds like heaps of fun!

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  2. We've been stuck at home with Hand, Foot and Mouth virus, so feeling your cabin fever here too! Hope the eyedrop administration gets a little easier - although I don't imagine that it will :(

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    1. Funnily enough all of the kids from my mothers group have been struck down with H,F & M too and it's only pure chance we didn't meet up that week or we'd no doubt have it too. It sucks! Hope you guys are feeling better soon.

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  3. Hang in there Toni. Sending lots of good vibes your way for a speedy recovery for your gorgeous little one. x (stoping by with #IBOT)

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  4. Nope...wish I could tell you something exciting but since I returned from my trip it's all been a little low key and the most exciting thing I have done today is going buy nappies for my twin nephews! Hope you get to go out soon!

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    1. Oh snap the most exciting thing we've done if food shopping lol. And you're allowed to be having an uneventful time at the moment because I think you've had your fair share of excitement, until the next adventure!

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  5. You are doing the right thing lovely, just remind yourself that it's just a few days, and she won't remember them. Spoil her, spoil you and enjoy the peace

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    1. Spoil me, hmm will have to think of something to do for me!

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  6. Hmm. We have cabin fever here too. Sorry to hear about the staph infection. The poor little babe. I don't envy you with all of those eye drops a day as well. You must be so exhausted, Toni. Please look after yourself too x #teamIBOT

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    1. I feel horrible giving her all her medication even though I know its good for her. Its very emotionally draining, the good thing is when I do finally go to bed I've been sleeping well because I've been so exhausted!

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  7. Your poor baby girl! Eye drops are tough, hope she heals quickly and that you get back to the beach soon.

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    1. I miss the beach so much and eye drops suck so bad. I wish they had an oral medicine version of eye drops, she's good at taking "lolly water" medicine.

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  8. Oh you poor things.
    I hope you get the all clear at the specialist. I can only imagine what you must being going through with 16 eye drops a day Toni, we've had conjunctivitis do the rounds of the family in the past and 1 drop every few hours was enough of a workout both physically and mentally. Take care lovely lady xx

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    1. Yep 16 drops is like some form of ridiculous punishment for us, I thought the operation was bad, but that was over in a couple of hours. This eye drop hell has to continue for a month. Its just cruel {for us parents}.

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  9. So sorry to hear your little one has been under the weather. I hope she makes a speedy recovery. Does this mean she will be 'cured' of her eye issues now? (No more glasses?) Hope it all goes well for you both. Enjoy the inside days too, as they're gone all too quickly. xx

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    1. No she'll still have to wear glasses because she has vision problems as well as the turned eye issue. It should hopefully fix her eyes turning though so she won't have to try so hard to focus on everything. We'll probably have to get a new pair of glasses with a new lens prescription, but we'll find out for sure at the specialist check up end of next week.

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  10. We've headed off for the weekend to a beachy town and it's raining. Wahhhh!

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  11. Hope things are starting to return to normal for you now. All the best for the specialist appointment.

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  12. 16 eye drops a day!! Oh I feel for you. Hope you're getting through it all ok.

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