The next day (yesterday) Elin showed tiny signs of improvement e.g. smiling when awake. However, she still slept A LOT. She still retched a lot. But, thanks to the amazing pharmacist in our local Chemist who suggested a special type of dioralyte called dioralyte relief, which not only re-hydrtaes the body but also works to actively stop diarrhoea , we didn't have any bottom explosions. By the time she went to bed last night I unfurled myself from the foetal position, stopped rocking back and forth and started to pack. I re-introduced Elin's milk, diluted quite a bit with water and hoped for the best.
WELL. This morning is a different kettle of fish, which is why I'm updating (I would never give you bad news over a holiday, dear reader, if there wasn't good news to follow I promise). She is Elin again. We've been 24 hours without diarrhoea and aside from the odd throat tickle there's been no more retching. She has sat and watched 'Easter Parade' with me this morning and laughed her head off at the big musical numbers (it's in her blood, being a Judy fan- you can't buy good taste). Her cheeks are rosy again and her temp is consistent. In short, I think we're over a hump and by the skin of our teeth, too. After the term we've had we really could have done with a slightly more stress-free start to the holiday but since when has life with Elin ever been simple?
So as I prepare to pack a million meds, syringes, a pump, milk bottles, giving sets, feeding tubes, nappies, mic-key button spares, saline, water bottles et al I will leave you with a hopeful heart and a promising picture I took this morning. Keep your fingers crossed for us blog fans, we booked this trip last June and we don't fancy missing out!
Lots of love xx
Oh, hi! Which way's the Eurostar??