Friday Focus 22/11/19 – An unexpected hospital stay

I didn’t do my usual Friday Focus post last week because we ended up in hospital for two nights with Thomas due to him having a viral wheeze. Thankfully he’s now recovered and is back to his usual happy self. Being back in hospital was quite tough with all the memories and unanswered questions that have been triggered as a result, but Thomas is fine and that is the most important thing.


The word hospital with a nurse as the 'o'


Hubby’s been away again this week working on an event. Fortunately he was around while Thomas was in hospital. It would have been quite a challenge to juggle the needs of both Thomas and Sophie without him!



Things that have made me smile over the last couple of weeks

  • Going to see the Children in Need gala performance of Mary Poppins and getting to meet the cast afterwards. We had some very surreal moments where people recognised us from sharing our story on Children in Need: Got it Covered.


Sophie holding her Mary Poppins dolls and standing next to Charlie Stemp who played Bert


  • Singing through the songs from Oklahoma! at the launch evening. I don’t think Sophie and I will be doing this show, especially as it’s one I’ve done before, but it was lovely to sing through some of the songs and catch up with my WOS friends.


  • Having a bit of me time while my mum looked after Thomas to go to the Country Living Christmas Fair. I managed to pick up a few Christmas gifts while I was there.


  • Buying Sophie her first pair of tap shoes.


  • Going out for breakfast with a friend.


  • Watching Sophie performing in a couple of songs at her dance and drama class.


  • Getting a glowing report from Sophie’s teacher at parent’s evening. She has also moved up a reading level this week and is now on turquoise books. I’m proud that she is doing well, although it’s been bittersweet too as she’s now moved beyond the reading level that Jessica was at.


  • Thomas getting a certificate at Tiny Talk for being able to do ten signs.


Thomas at Tiny Talk with his '10 signs' certificate


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10 thoughts on “Friday Focus 22/11/19 – An unexpected hospital stay

  1. I’m so glad Thomas has recovered quickly and you’ve all been able to enjoy the week! I have to say, I’m a little jealous of your trip to the Country Living Christmas fair, I LOVE that sort of thing. There aren’t too many fairs like that near us, being closer to the big cities, and you know my love for the countryside! Haha

    Well done to Sophie and Thomas for their good reports and certificates 🙂 #WotW

    1. Thanks Emma, it’s such a relief to see him back to his usual happy self. The Country Living Fair was amazing – it’s been a long time since I went to something like that and it was lovely to have a bit of me time too 🙂

  2. Well Thomas certainly gave us all a fright last week, I can’t imagine what it must have been like for you. But I’m glad he’s fit and well again, and getting a certificate too! Sophie is doing so well, I love that she enjoys her singing and dancing, maybe we have a star in the making? It’s good to see you back Louise xx

    1. Thank you Anne, it certainly was quite an emotional rollercoaster but such a relief that he is much better now. It is lovely to watch Sophie performing – she really does love it so much 🙂

  3. Seeing your son in the hospital must have been scary! Thank goodness he is home with you once again. I’m so glad he is feeling better. My mom used to direct community theater plays and also student plays at the high school where she taught. I am named after the character “Laurie” from Oklahoma! It has long been one of my favorite musicals. Singing the music from that play must have been a lot of fun.

    1. It was quite a scary time, such a relief that he is back to his normal happy self now. I love that you are named after Laurie from Oklahoma 🙂

  4. I am glad Thomas is better now. It must have been so hard being back in the hospital.
    How wonderful to see Mary Poppins and to get to the Country Living Christmas Fair.
    It sounds like a fab week x

    1. Thanks Kim, hospital trip aside we had a lot of fun, and thankfully Thomas is back to his normal happy self now x

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