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Dark days!

This morning it has failed to get light properly, the house is dark except for the living room where we are sitting in a pool of artificial light!!! It is pouring with rain just now and they are threatening snow later in the week following several showers of hail yesterday!! and it's not even November yet!!!

Both of the boys are on half term this week, so we are taking it very easy!! I have been out this morning to help with bag a bargain and we have a few plans for later in the week: a "Heroes 3" evening tomorrow at Debbi's place and a trip to see the new Bond movie on Friday... I was hoping we might get out and about a bit more this week as we have no hospital appointments but the weather is far from conducive!!

We had a nice Sunday lunch at the Merebrook while we watched Liverpool beat Chelsea (yay!) and last week Chris and I saw an entertaining thriller called Eagle Eye at the cinema. The hospital have decided Chris needs to have a 7 day course of preventative antibiotics this week... Chris is not thrilled by this as he has to have 4 doses every day and they taste disgusting... I was not thrilled to have to take an extra trip over to Alder Hey to collect them on Saturday... Oh well!

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suilven
Oct. 28th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Here we are in glorious sunshine. Very cold though and snow is apparently on the way but I think clouds will have to come by for that and so far I can't see any.

*looks out window*

Hmmmm. Rats, now I can see some approaching from the north.

while we watched Liverpool beat Chelsea (yay!)
I am very happy for you. Somehow I wasn't quite so happy. Funnily enough,I was quite sad...

Chris is not thrilled by this as he has to have 4 doses every day and they taste disgusting...
Just oral though, right?
vivh
Oct. 29th, 2008 11:03 am (UTC)
London had snow last night... we only had hail - who knows what the next few days will bring!

Just oral though, right? Yes but tobramycin sulphate is a really foul tasting syrup... Chris would rather go to theatre for a lumbar puncture than take that stuff!!! and 4 times a day is a lot :(

suilven
Oct. 29th, 2008 11:18 am (UTC)
I was just asking because sometimes young people say they can 'taste' the ivs so I was just curious. Tobramycin. I hear him. Horrible. Here today it's another gorgeous day. But today is the day snow is forecast.
vivh
Oct. 29th, 2008 11:21 am (UTC)
Yes Chris can taste the ivs... which always seems strange, but he doesn't have a big problem with any of his iv treatments, though he has been known to complain that they've been pushed in too quickly!!
moth2fic
Oct. 28th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
What a pity half-term and less chemo have coincided with horrid weather. I walked around the under-cover shopping area of Hyde today and wondered if I should be getting my gloves out... Off to Portugal next week; still autumn but not like this!
vivh
Oct. 29th, 2008 11:07 am (UTC)
Yes when I think about Autumn I think of rich vibrant colours and hazy sunshine, misty sunsets and dewy mornings... not torrential rain, hail and snow!!
suilven
Oct. 29th, 2008 11:20 am (UTC)
and wondered if I should be getting my gloves out...
Here, nobody is wondering. We have them on, plus scarves adn woolly hats! No doubt about it!
moth2fic
Oct. 29th, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC)
Went out again this morning without gloves and regretted it. I was 'only' going to the local delivery office to pick up a parcel. But I did wear my 'grizzly bear' midwinter fleece jacket!

I've never known temperatures like this before November - usually after Nov 5th. (I'm old, grew up on Tyneside and in the Lake District and remember serious snow).
natesmountain
Oct. 29th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
I'm glad things are ticking over for you there. Think of you heaps. I hope the winter isn't too bad this time round.

Our children are all full of talk of a tsunami (there was a mock up of what one could do to Wellington on tv), but honestly, if it happens we'll have about ten minutes so I'm not wasting time on it.

Poor Chris. Alex always had a mouthful of icecream after his bad tasting drugs.
vivh
Oct. 29th, 2008 11:11 am (UTC)
Chris takes this medicine with a glass of Coke or Sprite at hand... Everything else he has to take is tablets, he doesn't mind them... but apparently they don't do this antibiotic in tablet form :-(
natesmountain
Oct. 30th, 2008 10:01 am (UTC)
Could you freeze a dose in little chips that he could 'toss back' like a pill?! Or maybe that stuff can't be frozen... *sigh* I am just left wondering, where the hell did the whole A.L.L. thing come from, huh. Alex's parents said they never asked that question. They just got on with the job.
vivh
Oct. 30th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
I don't really ask the question either...there are so many children and families going through such terrible things, like the single Mum I met the other day who has twins (under 2), one of whom has ALL or the guy diagnosed the day after Chris who they are struggling to keep in any sort of remission...

So many young people are affected... but it's like a whole different world that you don't realise exists until you find yourself in the middle of it...
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