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.

  32 comments for “Update on Freddie

  1. Jacqui
    April 11, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Thinking of you all Merry. It must be so hard but he sounds like a little fighter.

  2. Veronica
    April 11, 2010 at 9:29 am

    (hugs) xx

  3. Sharan
    April 11, 2010 at 9:40 am

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

  4. HelenHaricot
    April 11, 2010 at 10:54 am

    lovely pic merry. loads of thoughts and love for you and yours xx

  5. April 11, 2010 at 11:06 am

    He looks absolutely gorgeous, hoping he will be home with you soon.

  6. Emma
    April 11, 2010 at 11:26 am

    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. :-)

  7. April 11, 2010 at 11:28 am

    what a lovely picture take one day at a time sending you and yours lots of love and good wishes for freddie

  8. April 11, 2010 at 11:38 am

    sending all good wishes and positive thoughts your way! thank you for sharing your family picture.

  9. April 11, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Sending you healing vibes for Freddie, thinking of you all.


  10. April 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    So many prayers for you all. Lovely photo, so good that you can all be there with him. {{hugs}} & prayers

  11. Debbie Ellard
    April 11, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Praying for little Freddie every day. God Bless him.

  12. Jan
    April 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    That’s a lovely photo. Lots of love.

  13. Michelle
    April 11, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Gorgeous photo!

  14. Claire
    April 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Gorgeous photo of you all.

  15. April 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    oh that is a beautiful photo of you all. Love and prayers from here xxx

  16. Allie
    April 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Lovely photo. Hope he’s soon home with all of you. x

  17. April 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    lots of hugs and prayers – hope this difficult time passes quickly and you can all be home together soon xxx

  18. April 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    so what’s keeping you there then? Josie looks like she’s itching to play Mummy with him ;-)

  19. Tech
    April 11, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    That’s a photo to treasure Merry xxxx

  20. April 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Lovely x

  21. Shona
    April 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    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

  22. April 12, 2010 at 12:44 am

    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.


  23. April 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Awesome to see this first picture of Freddie and his sisters.

    Expressing at keyboard: yay!

  24. Kirsty
    April 12, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Such a gorgeous picture. Thinking of you always x

  25. Jenny
    April 12, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Sending you lots of love and prayers continuing for Freddie and you all.


  26. April 12, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    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.


  27. lynn
    April 12, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Lovely picture! Sending lots of love and luck your way – one day at a time. x

  28. tbird
    April 12, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    gorgeous picture!

  29. Khadijah
    April 13, 2010 at 10:46 am

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

    ((hugs to all of you))

  30. April 13, 2010 at 11:16 am

    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)

  31. April 13, 2010 at 11:16 am

    That should have been a :)

  32. April 14, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    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.

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