Hi sorry it's been a few weeks...
Georgie is sick at the moment - very chesty, coughing,noisy breathing etc. Ange is in bed with her reading to her now. We always get worried at these times.
We had to put her on oxygen this afternoon as well as some additional meds.
James is away on a fishing camp until Tuesday. It is very quiet here without Em and James.
Em's visa renewal came through in Vanuatu so she should be fine for a while now. She seems to be enjoying it all. Our contact with her is very limited.
We had a few days away last week down at the snowy and a nurse minded Georgie so Ange, James and I could all go. We came back on the Sunday 17th - Four years since Georgie went into Intensive Care at Westmead. Ironically (because of prior involvement through work) I was invited to attend a guest dinner at the Royal Easter Show on this same date.
There have been lots of "dates". On Angela's birthday (in 2007) we had a meeting with Drs who for the first time said they believed there was some brain damage.
On our wedding anniversary they told us they would be switching off life support. There were others too buut i've forgotten them.
On Georgie's birthday two years ago we had to take her to hospital with pneumonia spoiling her birthday and ange and the kids crying on the verandah as i drove her to town. The drs did not think she would make the night - but that was almost two years ago.
That was an awful but amazing trip. Georgie was in the back seat and it was dark and wet. There had been no time to get an ambulance and we did not have oxygen at home then.
As I drove up the road her breathing was bad and as i went up the hill i glanced in the rear view mirror and she had stopped breathing. I began to call out to the Lord and pray and then as clear as day into my head was the command "sing!" so I began to sing and she took a big gasp and began to breathe again. I sang all of the way to town and she kept breathing. When i got there i did not know how i would get her into the ward but as i looked across to the Hospital entrance somebody had discarded a wheel chair right in the doorway so i was able to grab this and wheel her down the hall. A nurse i knew happened to come past and helped me straighten her up. We took her into the ward and we did nothing but put her on just the smallest amount of oxygen. I lay in the bed beside her all night and prayed that God would do what he wanted to do. In the morning i went to church and after church the nurses said she had made a miraculous recovery. When we went into her room that familiar peace was there and she was discharged that day. They said pneumonia normally takes a fortnight to get over.
Well we thankyou again for your prayers.