Half Term – Walk in Centre and A&E -Living Arrows

Waking up on the first day of half term at 3am struggling to breath was not what I had planned. I had spent weeks planning our activities and what we were going to get up to. Walk in centre and A&E were no where near where we wanted to be. Here we are though! It may seem a little weird why I chose this as my topic for Living Arrows this week but it’s simple. I have not been anymore proud of my boys as I did when I needed them most! Making me realise what such a fantastic boys they are!

Walk in Centre and A&E

Walk in centre and A&E

Waking at 3am with a horrid dry cough and not able to catch my breath I went downstairs. I didn’t want to disturb Mark and Arthur who had joined us in bed. Mark woke up not long after (5am) for work and we said goodbyes. I figured I would get the boys up, fed and dressed and then I could call the Drs when they open. At around 6.30 I was struggling, I was worried if I phoned them then I would be waiting hours more for an appointment and I needed to be seen. So I rang 111 spoke to the caller and within an hour an out of hours Dr rang me. He advised me to go to the Walk in Centre.

I had no one to look after the boys and it was too early to disturb most folk anyways so they came with me. I took their tablets and Jack, (my superstar Jack) was such a great helper. Without getting upset, moaning or answering me back he helped me to dress Oliver and Arthur and grabbed them some brioches for me so they had some food. I drove to the walk in centre and within 10 minutes (after having my pulse taken (120bpm) and a peak flow of 100) I was hooked up to a nebuliser. The boys though took it in their stride. They just sat there and played and didn’t argue or play up.


Jack looked after them for me and helped them with their games meaning I could concentrate on my breathing. After the nebuliser and some steroids the Dr was concerned I had caused a hole (in or near) my lung making it harder for me to catch my breath. He asked me to go straight to A&E and find some childcare for the boys.

I dropped the boys off to my sisters and went onto A&E. I spent a lot of time just sitting there as you do trying not to fall asleep. After a Chest X-Ray and ECG and blood tests the results came back clear. My bloods were/are slightly elevated showing infection so the Dr said I had a chest infection. I was prescribed an inhaler and more steroids and advised to take the steroids if I felt I needed too.


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  1. 23rd February 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Sounds like you’ve got some lovely boys there, hope you’re on the mend now x

  2. 23rd February 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Aww your boys are lovely and i hope youre well now!

  3. 23rd February 2017 / 7:55 pm

    You’ve definitely got three brilliant boys to be proud of!

  4. 23rd February 2017 / 8:18 pm

    What little stars your boys are, and hope the medicine is starting to kick in making you feel a bit better!

    • 26th February 2017 / 5:26 pm

      As soon as I had the nebuliser I instantly felt better! I knew I was in the right place 🙂

  5. 23rd February 2017 / 9:54 pm

    What horrible timing, it must’ve been quite scary for you all! Well done to the boys though for being men you can be proud of, clearly they’ve been bought up right!

    • 26th February 2017 / 5:24 pm

      Thank you! I like to think I played a role in how they behave but I hate to say I think it was more the kindles keeping them occupied than me 🙁 but they were pretty good!

  6. 24th February 2017 / 12:32 am

    Oh, how scary for you. Well done to the boys for being so good though

    • 26th February 2017 / 5:23 pm

      Thank you! It was pretty scary not knowing what was going to happen, thankfully I am okay now though xx

  7. 24th February 2017 / 1:49 am

    Oh my goodness that must have been so scary for you! I hope you’re feeling better & on the mend! And well done to your boys for being so fabulous and well behaved! I always worry about taking Bear with me to appointments etc cos he just wants to get out and crawl everywhere haha! Xx

    • 26th February 2017 / 5:22 pm

      Thank you I am feeling much better now. I do try not to bring the 3 boys with me when I need to be somewhere but I must admit if it wasn’t for their Kindles it would have been a different story!

  8. 26th February 2017 / 1:14 am

    Why on earth did I not realise you had three boys! What absolute stars and thank goodness you’re ok now.

    • 26th February 2017 / 5:21 pm

      Ha ha! 3 crazy manic boys who know how to behave when I need them too! Thank you I am feeling much better now xx

  9. 27th February 2017 / 12:23 am

    Oh gosh what a day! I’m so glad you’re on the mend and your boys are amazing! So well behaved and just accepting of the whole situation x

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