15 Jul 2015

Time off........ But I'm back!!

Sorry folks, I know it’s been forever since I last posted, but as I said I wanted to take the blog in a different direction and I am working with additional writers so you guys don’t get bored.  I will still be posting reviews and recommendations but there will also be lifestyle and parenting posts.  As they say, “write what you know”.  I may even include some makeup Tutorials, if you behave.  I can’t promise to post every day/week but I will keep it as regular as possible.  I do have a two year old (*screaming in the background “I’m two in a half”) and she keeps me really busy, more on that later, but I will endeavour to keep the site going. 
Right so, you may be wondering why I stopped writing in the first place, well here goes:
In 2012 I gave birth to Daisy, and I took some time off from writing but dabbled a bit here and there.  However in November of that year Daisy was diagnosed with a heart condition called Isolated Dextrocardia.  Basically her heart is back-to-front and on the wrong side of her body.  Shocking? Yes.  Dangerous?  Not really.  Just really rare.  The main thing the doctors had to ensure was that the rest of her organs where were they should be, they are, that is when it can get really serious.  Daisy, from the age of 6 weeks old, kept getting bronchiolitis also, she was in and out of hospital quite regularly and at 18 weeks (Christmas time) she had to be admitted to ICU and put on a ventilator.  As you can imagine this was the most terrifying time of my life, I had no idea what was happening to my little girl.
She was in ICU for 3 weeks and then eventually came home at the end of January 2013 only to be readmitted in February.  It pretty much has been that way ever since.  We normally get a few weeks grace before she gets sick again.  Although in the last 10 months or so we have seen her get stronger and we have been able to manage her at home.  So we knew it wasn’t her heart that was the problem, the doctors kept investigating why she keeps getting sick and last summer we discovered that not only is her right lung half the size it should be, but half of it is collapsed (full of mucus).  Her left lung also had issues, with the tubing in it not being the correct shape!!!  She doesn’t like to do things by half!  Go hard or go home!
So the struggle continues, but we have learnt to live with it and it doesn’t stop her from being a normal toddler at all when she is well.  But it did stop me from doing what I love, blogging, there just wasn’t enough time in the day.  So I decided to leave it be until now, we have some routine in our daily life, most of the time, and thankfully Daisy sleeps 12 hours MOST nights. (#SmugBitch)
That’s it, that’s my excuse/reason.  If anyone else reading this has had experience with Dextrocardia please let me know, I’m dying to talk to other parents.  And if you have any ideas or suggestions for posts/reviews you would like to see, please let me know in the comments.

Dee xx

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