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What a difference a day makes

I am sorry for my silence over the last week. We as a family have been through one of the toughest weeks of our lives.On Wednesday I took OB to see our GP for an emergency appointment, we were worried about him in many ways but the real decider that something was wrong was when he awoke two nights in a row just screaming for water like his life depended on it. I took him to the GP with a heart sinking feeling that my little boy had diabetes, he has lost weight, drinking and weeing all the time, funny smelling breath. I wanted to be wrong maybe he was growing, had a bladder infection I took a sample just in case. Seeing the doctor when he tested his wee I knew by his face we were not in a good place. He apologised he had to tell me this way but OB had type 1 diabetes, I knew it but the tears just fell and that's when the other side of my brain just took over. Where are we going to, ward name, hospital, what do we need to bring. Calling your husband in tears to tell him your little bo…

Is Sand food

Part of OB issues is eating non edible items, when I say non edible items I am talking sand, mud, leaves and the most favourite item that tasty treat known to all as playdoh. This condition is probably the most unrecognised and taken the least seriously of all of them however for us parents it's one of the scariest. We had a trip to Sheffield park and OB tried to do a walk by eat of a leaf, when your at a beautiful  NT property and your son try's to eat a leaf that you have no idea what it is or if it could possibly position him it turns from a lovely walk in the sunshine to one littered with dangers. It's not only the NT gardens that worry us it's our own garden. We moved to the countryside and have a lovely garden, let's clarify this it was lovely when we brought the house, after three years of neglect it's a rather weed dominated borders but the grass looks good. OB will eat anything he eats mud all the time, the worst one is trying to keep an eye on him with …

Meal plan week commencing Thursday 8th May

Sorry for my late meal plan list I am not sure where the time has gone...

Thursday - Green Spaghetti - http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipe/secret-green-sauce-spaghetti

Friday - homemade chicken burgers - in ciabatta rolls with avocado,salad and Harissa Mayo

Saturday - cheat meal of aldi Chinese bag. Boys to have pizza and salad (it's shop brought pizza)

Sunday - roast turkey, roast pots, carrots and broccoli

Monday - Monday night pie - http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/10310/monday-pie

Tuesday - Courgette Lasagne - http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4716/creamy-courgette-lasagne

Wednesday - omelettes and chips

Please may I talk to......

Since I started having a feeling over two years ago that OB development was not right I have had to become that mother who is always on the phone. You know that feeling when yet again you pick up the phone to chase an appointment or some information that was meant to be sent. You reel off your child's details each time and your contact number for someone to call you back, you become expert at leaving short messages on answer phones to try and chase those answers.
Today summed up this constant stream of phone calls, we last had a catch up with our NHS SALT in March and OB has not had any SALT from the NHS since January. We were told yes he will have another six sessions but will not be until after Easter. As Always on the day I ask why we have to wait so long can he not have any sooner, I get that look of please do not go there again. So Easter has been and gone and still no appointments. Today the appointments arrive and we are only down for four sessions, yes you heard that four s…

Meal review

It's been OB birthday this week so everything has been a little hectic but a quick review of last week and a quick guide to this weeks meals....
Thursday - a BBC good food recipe courgette and bacon pasta - not a success would eat pasta when all sauce has been removed. I think it's to do with the look of the sauce too many bits in. However the rest I us loved it.
Friday - big bowl of salad I have seen one in a busy mums cook book of leaves, avocado, bacon and egg on top think I am going to do something along that line. Boys will have carbonara as salad is not that well received. Did just the simple carbonara and it was eaten all up, I put nothing extra and peas on the side. Simple seemed to work.
Saturday - fajitas for parents the boys will be having tortilla pizza. Massive success was eaten all up with smiles. 
Sunday - lasagna busy mums cookbook version with garlic bread and green salad. Another success after a wary start. All eaten up esp the pasta.
Monday - busy mums cookbook c…