Friday, July 26, 2013
It's been a bit of a tough week in that River came down with a case of hand, foot and mouth disease that almost saw him hospitalised to be rehydrated. I thought I'd mention it here because if you have never heard of it, read up then you will be better prepared if your child ever comes down with it. River's bout was very unpleasant, his mouth filled with ulcers and he was unable to talk, eat or drink because it was so painful to move his tongue. After visiting the doctor and hearing the word 'hospital' he succumbed to the pain and sipped as much water as needed to avoid needing fluids intravenously. A tip - sipping through a straw is less painful than drinking from a cup. To River's delight the doctor prescribed ice cream (!), he is feeling better today looking brighter and able to talk. Phew!
Added to the emotional roller-coaster this week (I get anxious and emotional very easily when my children are sick I'm sure I'm not alone in that!), I lost my wedding ring on the beach. I am very happy to report it was found and there is a great story to go with it. I'll share that next week.
Last Sunday I was cooking buckwheat pancakes for breakfast and thought, "I could never go completely grain free!"These crumpets are another reason why. I think I'll try a spelt version this weekend.
I like the look of this book - "The Homemade Pantry: 101 foods you can stop buying and start making"
I'm excited about Natalie's first cookbook coming along...take a peek.
Wishing you all sunshine this weekend where ever in the world you are. I'm off to finish cleaning out the plastic container drawer, what else do you do when you're housebound with sick child?
Have a beautiful weekend. Thanks for visiting xx