Thursday, 3 May 2012

April in Numbers

Whew what a month.  I can't believe that it is May as I write this

So without further ado here we go on a journey of my month.

3 days and 2 nights are the number that go with the stay in hospital my son Hayden had this month.  Yes I was with him.  It is nothing unusual, part of his medical condition.

Here he is waiting for the IV fluids to be attached and blood tests. 

Mentioning blood tests.  Twice a day for 3 days was the number of finger prick tests he had to check Haydens electrolyte levels.

1 is the number of night respite care we got and 7 is the number of night we would have had if Hayden had not got sick.

14 was the number summery Autumn days we had in Auckland during the school holidays this year.  It was almost like the summer we never really had was finally arriving.

This is down my driveway.  Looking really lovely on one of those days.

3 was the number hockey games McKenzie played before the season has started.

(Credits for this page can be found here at Nuts4Digi)

1 was the number of teeth that Hayden that Hayden pulled out. He still has his is baby ones and is nearly 10.

4.3km is the distance that I run/ walk trying to push Hayden in his very small buggy that we are trying to get funding to replace.  The usual story is that I run pushing Hayden in the buggy and my other two children ride their bikes.

550 km is the distance we travel every week getting work, taking the children to school and being the general taxi service for all in the house.

1 day is what it took to  insulate our house under a New Zealand Government initiative and discount.  We got additonal ceiling and new underfloor insultion installed at 1/ 3 of the cost because of Haydens medical condition.  Excuse the photo of the yellow walls we have in our house.  We are going to paint them next summer to something more pleasant on the eye. DH is modelling the insulation we had put in.

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Julie Kirk said...

Hi Tamara, you certainly were kept busy last month weren't you? I hope your son is feeling brighter this month.

Your running with the buggy puts me to shame - you must be a very strong and determined woman! I'm sure your children appreciate the time you spend with them.

Thanks for joining in once again, I've added you to the board now:

Wishing you all a happy month ahead.

Julie :-)

jennifer said...

The photo down your driveway looks very summery, I hope you had some nice weather. I quite like your yellow walls!

Hope your son is feeling better too. x

heart.hearth.home. said...

Hi Great set of photographs. I love the one of your driveway ... makes you want to see what's down that lane. You have certainly also had your fair share of hospitals this month.
Thanks for popping in to visit my blog. Irene

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Hope your boy feels better now.
Beautiful scenery. I quite like your yellow walls! :D

Louise said...

Hi Tamara - lovely set of numbers and photos. Your drive looks amazing. Hoping that there aren't any visits to the hospital for your son in May :)

thank you for stopping by and leaving me a lovely comment too x

Nathalie said...

Enjoyed reading your numbers even though I wish you didn't have to spend so much time in hospital! I need to keep track of my mileage per week like you did... I am probably pretty close to you!!!