Sunday, December 14, 2008
William Eats Thomas!
William has not yet been given the green light to start eating but got tempted by a rice paper 'Thomas' from a fairy cake kit we were using to make Thomas biscuits for the nurses. I love rice paper and ate 'Henry' and his nurse saw no reason why William couldn't have a taste of an engine. Afterall. a tiny bit of rice paper won't even make it to the stomach. As you can see from the picture, he didn't hesitate in the slightest. He was really pleased with himself but wasn't too keen on the stickiness in his mouth and ended up having a few sips of water. He hasn't quite learned how to suck on a straw and actually get some water. He has a lot to learn. William hit a ladder at last today and is now on half feed and half TPN. At this rate, he should be off TPN by Wednesday and should get his first real tastes in the next few days. Strawberry yogurt and Advent calendar chocolate are the tastes William is looking forward to sampling first.
I am travelling back to London tomorrow to host Brompton Fountain drinks reception. I will be back late so don't worry if there is no blog. I will update on Tuesday. I was worried I would have to turn up trying to look poised and professional in my jeans and converse boots. William saved the day by wanting me to pop out for sweets, icing sugar and biscuits so his 'bakery' could be open. I managed to extend my agreed time of leave half an hour to grab a dress and some shoes - good old M and S! I think it is important to present myself well tomorrow. Naturally, life has been somewhat chaotic over the last year. The future is looking good and 2009 should be a lot calmer. Tomorrow will represent the start of my future regarding work. After tomorrow, I am taking leave over Christmas to relax, come to terms with everything and catch up with myself. I will then be ready to start afresh with work, my writing, theology course and photography (I have taken loads of pics Holly, I just need to sort them all) and the other things that have been juggled around living in hospitals for the last year. Thank-you so much to those who have supported The Brompton Fountain and pledged support from next year. You have all given me such a boost when the juggling has been tough.