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Friday, November 26, 2010
On Mummy Mayhem This Week
So, usually on Fridays here's what I do...
I'm up by 7am at the latest so I can get my 'On Mummy Mayhem This Week' post together, which I then post ASAP. Then I get the big boys to school and the 3yr old to daycare. I come home, do a workout on my treadmill, shower, then sit down with a cup of cappuccino, a slice or raison toast and write up my weekly Hot or Not.
This week? Plans have changed, people.
The 3yr old has felt off the last few days. A couple of days ago he was sick a few times in the morning and complained of tummy pain. Yesterday, he was pretty sprightly, but complained occasionally of his tummy feeling sore, but got over it pretty quickly. Then through the night, he woke a number of times from about 1am. Finally, at 3am-ish (I can't remember - it's all a blur, quite frankly), he woke with very bad pain in his tummy again. He couldn't sleep. He tossed and turned. He cried. It broke my heart to see him in pain.
Eventually, I went in search of the First Aid book to see what it might be, with appendicitis in the back of my mind. I looked up 'abdominal pain', followed the arrow to the next box which said: "Appendicitis". Great.
Around 5.30am, we headed to our local hospital. By then, the 3yr old had thrown up. In my bed. On my side. Perfect.
Fortunately, when we got there, there was plenty of parking and only one person waiting. Thank goodness for that. We went straight in, and after a few examinations, a dose of Panadol and a play in the cubby house (the 3yr old did that - not me) we were told it didn't look like appendicitis, and was possibly a gastro thing and we were home just in time for the school run. (FYI - because it's hard to diagnose kids, one test they have children with suspected appendicitis do is have them hop from one foot to the other. Apparently, if they have appendicitis, they feel too much pain on one side to hop comfortably.)
And so, this morning, I'm out of whack. I'm also very, very tired. I doubt I got much more than two hour's sleep. (You can start the violin playing now.)
So, I'm afraid I won't be posting Hot or Not this week. Instead, I will sleep. I'm quite sure you'll understand.
In the meantime, you can always catch up on anything you missed here this week, including:
Last week's Hot or Not - a bit of royalty graced the Mummy Mayhem pages. Check out who it was.
I posted the end of Chapter Three of The Dance of Revenge. (The story is going to hot up next week, people.)
I vlogged again - all about a wedding my niece and I coordinated many, many years ago. Hear all the deets (including how we incorporated fluorescent ribbon in to the affair. It was the 80s, people).
After years of saying I wouldn't - I did. I joined Facebook.
Christmas movies...don't you love them? I reviewed Disney's A Christmas Carol.
This week I wrote a guest post about Five Things I Love over at Fat Mum Slim.
Then over at my recipe blog, I posted a recipe for my Banana Muffins and I announced my latest Fab Food Find!
Now - please join me here next week, because I'll be telling you about what I've been up to with Kleenex Mums this week, and I'm going to have a great giveaway on my blog. Something PERFECT for the younger members of the family for Christmas. And there will be TWO WINNERS. Not one - TWO! Oh, and Hot or Not will return. Promise.
Join me then, and escape the mayhem for a little while...