Wednesday 17 June 2015

A challenge, a hospital stay and Ray Quinn

Finally managed to get a blog post done, my daughter Meg was admitted to hospital on Thursday 4th June and was only discharged at the end of last week, she had a gastro-intestinal bleed, which showed itself by Meg having vomiting and diarrhoea which turned into old brown blood pouring from both ends. She had lost so much blood, she needed a blood transfusion. She also had high temperature spikes and a very fast heart rate, so ended up with IV antibiotics, a heart monitor, a couple of ECG's and an echo cardiogram, all of that as well as a CT scan of her tummy and a camera down her throat to try and find where the blood was coming from.
She is doing fine now, her haemoglobin count is back where it should be and we have some follow up appointments with gastro, cardiology and gynae (the CT scan showed up a cyst on her left ovary). They never found the cause of the bleed, so fingers crossed it has healed itself and she will be back to full health soon.
Eric and I were going in every day from 7.30am and staying with her until 9.30/10pm, coming home, getting all the things sorted that we needed for the next day and then falling into bed around midnight. It's amazing how tired you get sitting around all day, we are all still feeling a little tired.

The whole time she was in hospital all she wanted to do was get better and get out in time to go and see Ray Quinn (here and here are a couple of her fave youtube vids), who was doing a show at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton on Sunday June 14th, she absolutely loves him, so it was brilliant that she was well enough to go, and to really make her day, she got to meet him at the end of the show and have her photo taken with him. She was absolutely thrilled when he greeted her with" hello darlin'!", she keeps telling everyone she sees that he called her darling LOL!

It's time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this time around our theme is
now that couldn't be any easier could it? and there are great prizes up for grabs! If you are our randomly selected winner and play with a TPS image then you have a chance of winning a $30 gift certificate, any other image and you will win three digis of your choice.

I used the gorgeous Make A Wish digital stamp, she is actually sitting on a tree stump, but had been there so long she was getting a bit of a sore bottom, so I liberated her from the tree before I printed out the image and she is now resting on some supersoft organza ribbon LOL!

Digital Stamp - Make A Wish - The Paper Shelter
Digital Papers - One Birdie Lane - Nitwits collections
Sentiment - Computer generated
Ribbons and gems - Meiflower
Heart button - stash

Pop over to the Paper Shelter challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my teamies, and don't forget to enter our easy peasy challenge.

Thanks for dropping in,
Take care,
Colette xx


Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card Colette, and I love your colouring and the card design if just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Jo said...

Gorgeous make Colette, fab colouring & those wings are stunning! Best wishes to your daughter.
hugs Jo x

Lau W said...

Oh hope all is better for your daughter, poor Meg !
So lovely history with the 'hello darling", super !!!
Your card is delicious with these colors !

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear that Meg has been unwell, no wonder you are exhausted. Glad she got to see Ray Quinn and hope she continues to feel better. What a lovely card Colette, she is a real beauty and the vibrant pink and yellow looks amazing xx

Jacee said...

Great news that your daughter is getting back to her old self, sounds awful, what a trauma for her to go through and a worrying time for you, so pleased things are looking up for you all now.
So onto your card, so pretty, I do Love pink, super image, she's so pretty, a really lovely card!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cotnob said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Meg, it must have been an absolute nightmare for you all, thank goodness she was well enough to go and see Ray Quinn and how wonderful that she was able to meet him - I bet she was thrilled. I hope all of the follow up appointments go well and everything is OK.
Your card is beautiful, such a pretty image and colours.

Pat K said...

So sorry to hear what your daughter has gone thru Colette. Great that she is getting better and got to see her idol.

Beautiful card with lovely colours and design as always. sending hugs, Pat K xx

Christine L said...

Oooh Colette.... I'm LOVING this fabulous fairy creation...... and that pink goes so very well with the yellow.... who'd have thought it??

And I'm really glad to hear that Meg is doing good now....... she did go through it while she was poorly and I'm glad you kept me in touch with how she was doing. But she did have a target to get better for didn't she? ....... what better target than meeting Ray Quinn? Tell her I'm jealous!!

Big hugs
Christine x

Gail said...

Dear Colette, you have been running running running and should not have worried about getting your DT card done while trying to be at the hospital for your daughter! She is in my prayers as I have a daughter who is not feeling well and I know how it is to be a mom and want to take care and fix the loves in our lives.

This card is just gorgeous. Outlining this beautiful fairy really makes her jump off the card. I don't know how you colored her wings under the glitter, but these are the best wings I've ever seen. The colors of hot pink and yellow were a fabulous choice. This is just beautiful and you and your daughter are in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs, Gail