The early part of this week was mostly spent confined to a hospital room after Jessica was admitted to hospital on Monday with low oxygen sats and a chest infection. With Jessica feeling poorly and needing a little oxygen to help bring her sats back up, she wasn’t too bothered about being confined to bed – as long as there were jigsaw puzzles, drawing boards and Daddy’s iPad to help keep her entertained. By Wednesday morning, she was much better and eager to go and explore the playroom while we were waiting to be discharged. She happily played with all the different toys, did some painting and made some pictures and then we spotted the garden outside and some play equipment.
It wasn’t a very big area but there was a swing, a climbing frame and slide, some sit-on toy vehicles, a toy kitchen and Little Tikes climbing frame and slide for small children and a couple of seating areas.
Jessica headed for the climbing frame first, making her way across the wooden bridge and back again before deciding that the slide was too “scary” (she’s a bit timid when it comes to slides at the moment) and making a beeline for the various toy vehicles instead.
Some of them were probably a little bit on the small side for her but that didn’t put her off trying them all in turn.
She particularly enjoyed riding the aeroplane along the hopscotch grid drawn on the ground and counting the numbers as she went along.
We were only outside for about ten minutes or so but it was so good just to have that time in the fresh air, and to be able to enjoy a little outdoor fun despite being in the hospital.