Friday, 25 November 2011

Hi from snowy Scotland

Just a quick post. I am home for a couple of days to recharge my batteries as I am completely exhausted. I just want to be with my girlie Holly and to just chill for a day or two.

It's been a tough two weeks but finally Jack is out of HDU and into the normal ward. His seizures are still a bit crazy but thankfully he is off the medicine that caused another bad reaction. It is enough to put me off trying anything new ever again.

His chest was bad too as he aspirates all the saliva that the seizures produce and then it becomes infected in his lungs. He has had some intense physiotherapy and suction, once again, and now I am a demon with the suction machine. I still hate doing it but hey, it has to be done.

I have been overwhelmed by the support, comfort and help from people, far and wide over these last two months and I thank Bouncin' Barb for emailing me and then updating you all on her blog. She is such a star!

People have been so so kind. Friends and family have walked dogs, cooked me meals, bought me endless cups of tea, taken me out to dinner, bought me thoughtful gifts and sat with me during my bedside vigil. The many comforting comments on Blogger and Facebook have lifted my spirits and kept me going when I thought I couldn't.  I keep telling Jack that there are people rooting for him all over the world and that makes him a very special boy.

image from here

My darling girl has been coping on her own again but I did manage to get her through for the weekend and we took time out and went to see Breaking Dawn. We loved it. Spending time with Holly is some of the best therapy ever and it's free! And today we finally got all her University applications in, so that's another weight off my mind. 

I can't believe that November is nearly over. The last time I looked up, it was September and driving home today, it was snowing and the sky was dark. It reflected my feelings perfectly.

So now, I am curled up on the sofa, wrapped in a duvet, watching funny movies that a friend dropped by with tonight. Another kindness that brought me to tears.

I will leave you with a song that I sing to Jack all the time and one which he recognises. Hope you like it.


  1. What a wonderful post Lynne and I am so happy that so many people has come to your aid and helped in many ways. Get supercharged with a double dose of "Holly" and hopefully you will be just fine. Take care and know you are forever in our hearts, minds and prayers.

  2. I'm glad you are getting time with Holly and are resting at home. I've been praying for you all and thinking of you often. God bless.

  3. So glad you are getting some "me" time. You really need it in the midst of all that you've been through. Hollie is good medicine for you. She sounds like a great girl and probably gets it from someone we all know and love. Prayers and thoughts for Jack have come from many people and continue to do so. Keep strong and keep us posted. Love you!! Hugs.

  4. Good news Lyndy - I was so happy to get your email and know you and Holly are getting some rest. Your Dad is very special.

    Good wishes and prayers that Jack continues to get even better and he is home soon.

    Hugs & much love my friend. Take care.

  5. SO wonderful you are getting quality time to refresh yourself with your daughter. Continued prayers for your son's recovery-

  6. You are amazing, Holly is amazing and Jack is amazing. Your inner strength is a wonder and I'm so glad you have some time with Holly to re-charge your batteries and give each other your much needed girl time!

    Loves to you all~

  7. Like the others, I am so glad that you and Holly are getting some time together, to make each other laugh, and for you, LyndyLou, to recharge your batteries. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, and we are all willing that gorgeous boy of yours to get through this. Take care and try to stay strong. Remember - "and this too shall pass." Beautiful song on that video.

  8. So very gald to read that your Jack has pulled through another rough patch!

    It's great that you and Holly can spend some time recharging together :) Take care of yourself!

  9. So good to hear that things are improving for your special boy Jack and that you are getting time to relax:-) Beautiful song.... bringing tears to my eyes! What's it from?

    xx Jazzy

  10. Sweetie, I miss you and I pray for Jack, you, and Holly.


  11. Y'all are on my mind constantly. How much longer before he is released? Or do they even know that yet?

  12. People are so good aren't they? It's fantastic that so many people have rallied round you and great to hear that Jack is improving. Glad you're getting to relax with Holly for a few days xxx

  13. Odie - Holly is the best therapy.
    Belle - thank you keep the good vibes coming
    Bouncin' Barb - I will do my best to keep you all posted
    SkippyMom - my Dad is such a star
    Shelly - Thank you
    Sush - love you you too :)
    Thisisme - I am trying to remember that but it's hard to see at times
    Kellie - Jack is such a fighter but he is just so tired
    Jazzygirl - The song is from musical Sideshow
    Lola - awww I am missing you all too! I hate not being able to keep up with you all
    Emptynester - not sure, he has another infection so they are taking bloods and he is on IV antibiotics again
    Looking for Blue Sky - yes they really are and it has been soooo good to be home

  14. As i said - emergency choc supplies on the way. ENJOY, have a good couple of days and you knoiw where i am if you need to chat!

  15. I'm glad you got to see Breaking Dawn! & I'm so glad Jack's doing better and you're home :)

  16. The song made me blub lol

    so glad you got some time with Holly and am happy to see Jack is doing better than he has been.
    big hugs, warm wishes .
    thinking of you a lot.


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