13 April 2008

Prayer for Travelling Mercies

Six sleeps to go, and we're feeling more than a little nervous. This has been one of the most unpleasant weekends we have had in a long time. Noah has come down with a virus which appears to include an ear infection, and so we were straight down to the after hours doctor at 8am Saturday morning. He had been a bit peaky later in the week running a bit of a temperature at daycare, and was really not himself when he woke up very early at 5.45 on Saturday. So we are dosing him up with antibiotics three times daily, Pamol and a lot of love, and praying like mad he is well again by Saturday for our long-haul flights.

He has been very miserable with it all, grizzling, off his food, and really not knowing what he wants most of the time. Mark went out at lunchtime on Saturday to play his first game of football in 13 years (as goalie), and when Noah woke up from his nap and Daddy wasn't home, he could not be comforted, crying solidly for an hour and a half. I tried all the tricks in my repetoire to calm him and then some, but nothing worked...until we went up to the park and Mark met us up there. Boy were we both relieved to see him.

Today was not AS bad, but he was still very upset after his nap and it took the better part of an hour for him to stop grizzling, and at points today there was still nothing that would help distract or comfort him.

Mark is likely to have to take the day off tomorrow so has gone into work tonight to try and get through some work as we still have so much to get through at work this week before we can leave on Friday. I'm snowed under with my Chartered Accounting study still to be done with my 10 hour workshop to attend Friday evening and Saturday daytime, and I have to admit to feeling very guilty about even taking five minutes out to compose this.

Needless to say, there's no photos (and no time for photos) on this post, and we leave you all with a special request for lots of prayers for Noah to bounce back completely before we have to board that plane on Saturday afternoon......

So UK here we come...whether we're ready for it or not! Our next blog is likely to wing its way to you from Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Somerset, ENGERLAND!!!

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