Update on Freddie

Sorry not to have done it sooner. We’ve had a rollercoaster week; i stayed in hospital for most of it until that was really no longer good for me, while Max has dotted between me and Freddie, the girls, the business and general life. My mum, dad, sister and Max’s aunt have been caring for the girls and they did a musical theatre week, gym and tkd as normal. They have had such a tough week but have been amazing.

Freddie had a long week being kept safely under with drugs to keep him calm and relaxed. A gradual withdrawal seems to be showing some encouraging signs and he has been awake, made some sounds and tried to suck my finger in the last 24 hours. The short term is still uncertain, the long term far more so but we are taking it a day at a time. And i am one handed, XAK – expressing at keyboard!

So here at least, at this moment in time, is the 7 of us.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.


  1. Sharan says

    Reading that takes me back 3 years ago with our young son – thinking of you all, take comfort in those early encouraging signs

  2. Emma says

    Sending good vibes and thoughts your way, may this uncertain time be fleeting and your family of 7 be safe at home together very soon. :-)

  3. Shona says

    Have to admit to having a few joyful tears at seeing the beautiful picture of you all together.
    Your all in my thoughts each hour and tell little Freddie that I am not giving up on our cuddle together xxx

  4. says

    Hugs to you all Merry – everyone is here in my thoughts.

    Lovely family picture, thank you for sharing it with us. Thank you also for taking the time to post an update, I can only imagine it being a worrying and difficult time.

    Willing little Freddie to grow strong so he is soon able to come home to the fold.


  5. says

    Hello. I’ve been away and knew you would have a baby by the time I got back.

    Not fully understanding the complications you are having, but hoping they pass quickly and easily so you can all get on with being a family of seven. SEVEN.


  6. Khadijah says

    so glad to hear there is encouraging progress and that you’ve had some time together as a family .))

    ((hugs to all of you))

  7. says

    Lots of continuing vibes for Freddie and hugs for the rest of you. I know how difficult the time in hospital with a poorly newborn can be, so extra coping vibes for you, Merry. Gorgeous picture :o)

  8. says

    I’ve been internetless for several days and my google reader is overflowing, but I’ve scrolled right down about 900 items to check if you’d updated!

    What a beautiful picture of the seven of you. :) You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *