Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
She must have known as she went the whole night without assisted oxygen and we came home at 2pm today.
There were a few other photos which were supposed to go on my blog prior to hospital, so they are coming now so I can complete the journey.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
He wouldn't give me a definite answer on whether we would be staying in hospital for the two weeks, he just said we don't want to send her home too early.
I've now been living in a one room hotel room or hospital room for four weeks. Makes our shoebox house seem like a mansion!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Izzy is now on a high amount of oxygen, having steriods for her lungs and several different antibiotics. She has RSV (bronchiolitis) and pneumonia. They think she also has another bug somewhere. We are still in isolation as bronchiolitis is contageous, however at least the doctors and nurses no longer come in covered up like we have the plague.
The paed told us today we will definitely not be going home before the weekend.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
She is miserable and it isn't the welcome home we wanted to give her.
At this stage I'm staying with her at hospital for another 3 nights.
Friday, October 30, 2009
We are doing our final packing now. Have done our final shopping and our bags leave in just over an hour.
Izzy is still quite sick – I’m so glad you’ve all seen photos of our smiling and laughing girl because she isn’t like that at the moment. I think we’re in for a bad night on the plane. There are 6 babies booked on our flight so we won’t get a bassinet as they are allocated to babies in age order.
Izzy probably won’t be back to her happy self for a few days.
SEE YOU IN SYDNEY!
Second last day – the time has gone so fast but I am looking forward to coming home. Shanghai has been absolutely wonderful and I could stay here for 2 or 3 weeks to see everything there is to see – I’d just spend too much money at the shops.
This morning we went on the Maglev train – fastest commercial train in the world. Top speed was 431km/hr but you wouldn’t have known you were going that fast because it was such a smooth ride.
Then back to the tailors market to collect all our clothes we had made, and a final group dinner. We have been to the tailor’s market twice and the “fakes” market twice and our guide had warned us about pick pockets but we got though okay. Not so lucky for one of the others in our group who had her purse stolen from her handbag.
Izzy hasn ‘t been well today and we have just returned from hospital. She has been very wheezy and we’ve come home with four different medicines for her and she is now knocked out on the bed. Dr said her cough will develop into Asthma if not treated so we’ll keep going with the medicine we got from hospital and I’ve already got an appointment with our GP for her on Tuesday.
Interesting comparison – we rang our guide to ask her to take us to hospital and translate for us. She told me to have lots of money ready and my credit card. Didn’t matter what it would cost because we have travel insurance.
So it came time to pay for the doctor, I’ve got my wad of cash ready, the cost was equivalent to $3 (three) Australian dollars.
Four different medicines, the cost is equivalent to about $14 Australian dollars.
I’m sure it is a lot of money for the locals.
We get taxis all over the place and it only ever costs equivalent to about $3 – even when you’ve sat in the cab for about 30 mins, still only around $3.
We started packing our bags this afternoon, we’re worried about the weight of all our stuff. I think we might be lucky and just scrape though.
We have enough room in the bags, but will be close on the weight allowance.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
We didn’t go on any of the organised sight seeing this morning, it was time to let Ben and Izzy have a rest. We have been dragging them around every day, all day and night and they are both exhausted. We just went and saw a few things at our own pace.
Tonight we went the World Financial Centre – it was the tallest building in the world until recently (I think the tallest is now in Dubai). It is over 400m tall and I think 101 floors (can’t remember exactly). It has a rectangle “hole” at the top and there is an observation deck with a glass floor. The view of Shanghai at night was brilliant. We then went on a cruise down the river in Shanghai.
This afternoon we also got Izzy’s passport back with her Australian Permanent Resident Visa. We could have changed our flight to come home tonight – we are now basically free to bring her home.