A storm is coming to ireland tomorrow and friday. Hurricane lorrenzo!
We arent actually getting a hurricane, we’re getting the tale end of it, of what was hurricane lorrenzo which battered the atlantic.
We’ll have heavy rain and high winds. A status yellow weather warning is in effect from tomorrow evening at 6 PM until 3 AM on Friday morning.
Before 6 Pm it is going to rain heavily too I think. I wont be out in it as I am not going outside my front door tomorrow. I am staying put.
I hope our power doesnt go out. Thats what I am most nervous about. I hate when the electricity goes off.
Please keep me in your thoughts that I’ll get through it ok. I’m sure I will, but some prayers and good vibes would be nice. I’d appreciate them.
I just found out some sad news about baby josh, my cousins little boy. He’ll be three weeks old on Tuesday. They did the heel test, that babies get when they’re born, 3 times now, and on Monday they’ll be doing it a fourth time. The reason being that his bloods and that test, showed up some abnormalities with his thyroid gland, the levels of something are extremely high, and doctors have said due to this he is going to have a lot of issues. He could be severely brain damaged, he could be blind, deaf, he also has the most severe level of downs syndrome possible. The tests for that already came back positive. If he’s severely brain damaged, he probably wont survive, but the doctors really aren’t sure, his digestive system is also effected, when he takes a feed, he is exhausted, and sleeps for a long time, the mere fact of taking the bottle exhausts him. The doctors have said that if any of us are going to come into contact with him that we need to have the flu jab. They’re going to put him on medication for 3 weeks, to try to calm down the levels of whatever it is in his thyroid gland that’s high. Then, after 3 weeks he has to go to Dublin, to the big childrens hospital up there for a deep scan, a scan where they’ll put radiation into his neck. Its really sad news. I’m heartbroken for my cousin. If you pray please pray for their family, either way the outcome for him wont be great, no matter what happens. All we can do now is hope. Hope for the best for him.
Prayers and supportive thoughts would be very much appreciated.
I am late to the party this week but…I will participate anyway!
And my titbit of wisdom for this week?
Never underestimate the power of positivity and prayer!
My blogging buddies have been amazing over the past 24 hours, praying for my cousins little boy to pull through!
Now we’re hopeful he might!
My mom pulled a card from my deck of angel cards yesterday and, it was spot on!
The angels are looking down on us!
It looks like all the prayers you’ve been sending to me regarding my cousin and her little boy are being answered! Thank you so, so much!
He’s doing a little better tonight. He took 35 ML of his bottle. He will have heart and lung issues, but so far he’s responding well to treatment! He’ll be in the neonatal for a while though. Tomorrow he’s having a heart scan to see how severe the heart issues might be.
My cousin is more accepting tonight of his disability. She’s heartbroken but she’s coping well. The neonatal nurse gave her a card with some phone numbers of charities that deal with downs syndrome so she has some support when she leaves the hospital.
Nobody is allowed to see the baby right now, except the parents. No one is allowed into the neonatal unit.
I’m so happy things are looking up! Its good news!
I appreciate all of the kind thoughts and prayers that you’ve all sent! They are really helping!
Remember a few days ago I told you my cousin christine had a baby? And we all thought everything was fine with them? Well it wasnt.
When the baby was born he looked ok. But he didnt make any sound. He cried I think at birth but then once in the ward afterwords he never made a sound, or moved. He had tiny ears, and he wasnt feeding properly.
The doctors came that evening, and looked him over. It turns out he has downs syndrome. He is also deaf. His ear canals arent developed properly.
His heart and lungs are very weak too. He’s gone to neonatal and is in an incubator now. We dont know if he’ll make it. We’re hoping he will but literally its hour to hour. He’s very very ill.
If you pray please pray he’ll pull through.
We’re all devastated. Its awful. How something as happy as the birth of a new baby can turn into heartache within hours. Its so so sad.
Please pray he’s going to make it. I know he’s badly disabled, but my cousin can deal with that. We just want him to live.
Ok guys! Time to be weighed in! Pray hard that I am down! I need to be down! Please send good thoughts and vibes, and prayers to me for a good result tonight!
Here we go!
Can you all please send some prayers and good wishes to our dad?
He’s ill! He has a severe chest infection! He went to the doctor and the doctor gave him a course of steroids, and an antibiotic to take.
The doctor also said he has low iron, and needs to have his bloods checked again, to see how low it actually is now, and so he made an apt for april 16th to have his bloods done on that date.
Also he is going to be having a bone density scan soon as he has brittle bone and its getting worse, he’s had some flare ups recently.
So any and all prayers and good thoughts wishes good vibes are appreciated!