Updates on Victoria Lily Joy van den Broek, born 120705.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Praising the Lord

A working night with David on Saturday - which included a half-hour stint of violent trembling - led to Ron phoning NHS direct. After a nurse phoning back a doctor phoned back and said that we should take him to the Ashford walk-in centre. He wasn't strong enough to go and had settled down again so I waited until the mng and left at 7am to take him to Ashfor. There we saw a doctor who was just about to go home. He was very thorough and wrote a referral note to the medical assesment unit - he thought David's long-standing headache ought to be investigate. We got to St Peter's at about 8.30am. Blood was taken (quite a lot of it!) and he was thoroughly checked over. Much of the day was passed in just waiting - David was able to sleep some of the time. Eventually the blood results came back and the Dr was free to see David again. He booked a CT scan which showed that a) David HAD a brain! b) there were no dark patches suggesting anything untowards and c) his sinuses on the left side were full of fluid. The blood tests showed there was an infection in his body. he is now taking antibiotics though at first he was still feeling very sick. He went to the osteopath again today who did some things which have significantly lessened the pain. He continues to take pain killers and has now, for the first time in over 9 days, been without pain. He even looks a bit perkier than he has for the past few days. He is ordered to rest for the next week and is using the time to listen to the Bible on CD and also to lectures from his worldview course - though he won't be able to produce an essay or work on the computer.
It is suggested that I change the name of this blog - but I hope that the children's health will improve so I won't have to keep updating on medical things concerning the rest of them and can continue to update only on Victoria.
Incidentally, Victoria coped very well with all the comings and goings and spent the day (as she spends most days) delighting and amusing her doting siblings. When I came home at 1.30pm to see to Victoria I was able to eat a wonderful roast dinner carefully prepared by the home team. Having not eaten anything all day I was certainly ready for it and it was wonderful.


  • At 6:35 PM, Blogger Sue Perks said…

    What a relief to find out that sinuses seem to be the main culprit behind the headaches. We'll continue to pray

    Love from Sue

  • At 8:50 PM, Anonymous Kathy P said…

    Sorry to hear the Van den Broek tribe has been in the wars.......let me know if I can do anything to help. You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Kathy P in Woking


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