Posted by: irishdad | December 24, 2009

Not even a mouse

I haven’t posted much of late as I’ve been busy looking after Littleboy and my good wife, who came home from the hospital a couple of days after her section.

Our baby girl was slightly premature, but thankfully she came home today. The doctors were delighted with her progress so she’s been discharged and is here beside me now. What a great gift for Christmas Eve…and such a difference from the complete misery of last year.

Our happiness is tempered by the knowledge that the baby girl of a friend of my wife’s, born just 5 days before our own child, is critically ill in hospital.  She hadn’t been feeding well, so when mother brought her to the doctor  earlier this week he detected heart problems and called an ambulance immediately. A heart op followed that same day…and now she’s on life support with two more operations ahead of her.

In short, her parents and family have been landed in hell and there’s nothing they or anyone else can do but wait and hope that she’s strong enough to pull through.

I understand that there are suggestions that as she’s made it through 36 hours the doctors are hopeful that she’ll be well enough for a second operation shortly.

S0, if you have a moment please spare a positive thought for this little girl and her scared, bewildered parents.

Finally, I wish you all the best this Christmas.



  1. Best wishes to you and your family for this Christmas and beyond – especially now your baby is home with you.

    My prayers will be with the girl fighting in hospital and for her parents during the toughest of times. We hope for good news. I am sure you can be a good friend during this time.

    Take care

  2. Congratulations on having your wife and daughter both home for the holiday. My thoughts are with the parents of the baby girl in the hospital; hopefully she can recover from this.

  3. Thinking of your friends and their daughter during this holiday. And sending you continued blessings as you celebrate your new daughter and miss Littlegirl and revel in Littleboy. XO

  4. Hoping for and thinking of the little girl in hospital.

    Wishing you a happy, peaceful Christmas.
    Love from Wexford

    xx Ines

  5. Sending my best to your friends.
    I hope you’re all soaking up and enjoying Littlegirl.

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