It’s been a very big week in our house.
Ivy has been incredibly unwell. We went to see a dermatologist about the blistering on her bottom and were sent away with more creams, more blood tests and Ivy, who was still so sick and weak that she could no longer hold her own bottle.
We went to have the blood tests but the pathologist refused to do them because a) he couldn’t understand the doctor’s writing and b) they couldn’t do the third blood test on Fridays.
Huh? This is at our major tertiary hospital and the pathology unit can’t perform a test on Fridays because????
So we took our sick little girl home and I proceeded to break the doctor’s handwriting down. See? Being a nurse comes in handy sometimes!
Serum zinc levels
Biotin Carboxylase levels
Essential fatty acid levels.
While this is interesting information, all it does is open the gaping wound of nurse/control freak need for medical discription and stress with the aquired reading.
In the meantime, we have been putting the creams on and encouraging the girl to eat and her bottom is looking good and she has started to keep something down, other than Cruskits. This morning I’m going to try Weet Bix.
Last week we went to the solicitor in regards to the ESM’s request that I sign everything over to her. I wanted to thank every single one of you who commented and gave me advice and told stories of similar encounter’s. It was so good to read those and helped me get some perspective.
Basically, you were all right and I haven’t signed anything and won’t be in the near future.
The solicitor thinks we have a case.