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What a difference a year makes. I’m not one for wishing my life away. But this was Freddie on this day last year. I was 4 sleeps off having my third baby. I was tired, huge, sore and broken and so was Freddie. Freddie had been sick on and off since March, mostly on. He would get better I’d send him back to childcare but probably with a low immune system off the back of an illness and then bang sick again. I was literally throwing money out the window paying for his days at childcare and then of course Polly didn’t want to go either . And then I was so over it I couldn’t be f%*ed just driving one so they both stayed home. I remember saying to my husband on the Wednesday before I had Charli, “there’s no way I can have a baby this week Freddie looks like death” it’s funny the things you get through when at the time you don’t think you ever will.
I had no help except my mum and she was also working and it was just such a tough time in our family unit. We ended up seeing an amazing specialist, had lots of blood tests and he doesn’t go to childcare anymore. I did try him back in January and sick again. I know kids get sick but Freddie’s quality of life was seriously affected, he wasn’t yet walking (he was 17 months ) or even attempting to talk. He finally walked at 20 months. I truly believe he was a bit delayed in his development because all he did was sleep and cry for months. He didn’t just have a cold he was UNWELL anyone that knows me knows what I mean. He has one more test to get in July at the RCH to test for a very rare genetic condition that I have (a post for another day) but I doubt he has that as he’s been so well this year.
In this photo he is sleeping on me, he is so sick you can even see the tears coming out of his eyes if you look at the top of his nose. These are just days I won’t ever forget but we are so lucky to have amazing specialists for children on hand and accessible to us when we need it. If I hadn’t gone to a specialist I’m sure he would still be on and off sick. I really had to push to get a referral from my GP after about 15 visits I was just fed up. ••Lesson learnt ••- if you think something just isn’t right it probably isn’t