October 9th – Infusions and Allergies

 

1999 – I chose to go to the Farm today instead of swimming, but first we had to wait for mummy’s nails to be done (actually they’re not really hers but I wont tell).  I got very bored with all the hanging around lark and after showing off for a bit I fell asleep on the settee.  An hour later I woke up and as soon as I did I remembered the farm.  Unfortunately we had to go via Asda which didn’t turn out so bad as we saw Nanny and then Pa and I got to eat yoghurts, fruit and a whole bag of Jelly Babies.  Eventually we arrived at the farm and for once I went straight to the animals.  We saw 4 lambs which had just been born today and lots of piglets.  I had a horse ride, played in the park and showed off in the ball pit by diving head first into it – with a captive audience of course!  I played in the garden when we got home and I painted a blue stripe down my car and blue lights on top.  There – my very own police car.  I was also covered in paint and mum eventually conned me into having a bath by saying we would do some “magic” and make the paint disappear with water.  It worked – we can do magic!

2019: Hopefully the magic of Infliximab will start working soon. Second infusion today. Mark took me to the hospital so mum could have a lie in and she picked me up after. I decided to then go straight home to bed rather than sleep at theirs. For the first time ever I have developed an allergic reaction to the sticking plaster.

#MarshFarm #animals #nails #crohns #inflixamab #police #kids #parents #allergies

July 18th – Life’s Not Always a Picnic!

1999:  Happy but croaky this morning – and so is mum (well the latter anyway!).  Calpol and milk all round then!  Aunty Eesa came round with Dandell and Dessica and we all piled in her camper van and headed for the Farm and a teddy bears picnic. We saw the animals, fed the hens crisps (they didn’t seem to keen but we had fun throwing them – the crisps that is).  We went on the roundabout, bouncy castle, pony rides, playground, went to the craft tent and had ice-cream and ice lollies and lots of fun.  When we got home we played in the garden.  Mummy got the paints out and we painted pictures ……and feet……and arms……and legs………and faces!  Later, Eesa and Dandell were in the paddling pool, I was washing my car with the hose when suddenly mummy had grabbed at the hose and aunty Eesa was throwing buckets of water at mummy.  There was a massive water fight and mummy lost badly – especially as I was still holding the hose!  

2019:  Life’s no picnic today; just one of those days with lots unhappy work phone calls – and then I get one from mum saying she has a letter for me – chasing up one of my parking fines! Marks paid it for now …. until pay day .. role on next week!

#toddlers #childhood #adulthood #money #driving #parking #pcinic #MarshFarm #Southwoodhamferrers #friends #mums #work

June 19th – Insomnia and Snores to move Mountains

1999: Got put back in my own bed 3 times tonight, but I won in the end.  She’s just far too drowsy for a showdown in the middle of the night.  It’s lovely and hot today.  I played in the garden while mum made sandwiches and off we went to Marsh Farm.  We arrived so early that I got to drive round the car park twice sat on mums lap.  We spent 3 hours at the farm and had our photo taken on a cool postcard Machine. Once home, I played in the garden – shouting at Emma through our peep holes in the fence. We went to see Nanny and Pa and  Pa has bought a cricket set for our holiday and a new bedtime story book for me (if I can get it off mum that is).  We played in the garden and I shouted really loudly at a barking dog – “shut up dog”.  Nanny says now she really knows how I get spoken to at home (although I must say mum has never called me ‘dog’). Mum assured her that it is only during times of severe trauma, but I would like to point out that this is her trauma and not mine – I’m absolutely fine

2019: Never was a good sleeper. Still struggle now. Mind whizzing at 100 mile an hour, or stomach cramps from wind and crohns! But once I’m asleep – it can be like waking a rock and apparently my snores are loud enough to shake a mountain. Talking of which, meeting at work today to discuss my fundraising event in support of my mount Snowdon run in July for @crohnsandcolitis.uk.  Aviva are being very supportive and we are going to fund raise for 3 days at beginning of July including a cake sale. Mum offered to make some gluten and lactose free muffins but Mark pointed out I needed to sell these not give them away!

#toddlers #mums #parents #childhood #adulthood #crohns #colitis #IBD #Snowdon #fundraising #muffins #cakes #insomnia #MarshFarm #driving #mentalhealth #fundraising #Aviva #lactosefree #glutenfree #humour