Less Panic More Peppa

Today has been a total wash out, E and I have spent most of the morning curled up in our jim jams following an all-nighter with the latest bug to hit the household.

It started at around 1.30am this morning when E woke coughing and unable to catch her breath. I scooped her out of bed, located her inhaler and began administering the usual calpol, cough syrup and piriton in hope that it may relieve E’s symptoms.

Less Panic More Peppa

I was a midges doo dah away from ringing an ambulance as each time E coughed she would become breathless and panicked. She wasn’t the only one that was panicking! I half suspected that we may be dealing with croup but after checking her temperature to find there was no fever I wasn’t so sure.

We live almost fifty minutes away in the car from a hospital. As far as I am aware we have no on-call Doctors and even if we were to ring 999 the chances are that we could be waiting for up to an hour for an ambulance to arrive. It isn’t ideal especially when you have children or even if you were an accident yourself.

Almost an hour and at least twenty episodes of Peppa Pig later E finally began to seem a little brighter and settled to sleep. Paul and I tried to grab as many Zzzzzs as possible before round two began. We were up and down throughout the night and as a result both E and I spent the morning snuggled under the blankets watching yet more Peppa sodding Pig.

E hasn’t had a temperature as such today, she just seems a little off-colour, croaky and is full of snot. I therefore decided to not to bother booking a GP appointment, we will cross our fingers and toes and hope that things improve.

I am off to work shortly leaving ‘Daddy Pig’ in charge. I hate having to go out when our little lady isn’t herself, not only do I feel guilty but I am also utterly exhausted! Here’s hoping that we have a better night tonight.




  1. January 25, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Children worry you to death, don’t they? Glad she is on the mend now, I remember sitting the couch, with a quilt over our legs, watching Lemonier Slicket, one night, with my son, when he was unwell

  2. January 26, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    Oh you poor things 🙁 I hope E is better soon. We’ve all been very poorly too and Harry scared me on a few occasions, it’s awful isn’t it? X

  3. January 31, 2017 / 10:14 am

    Aw Bless, I hope your all feeling bit better and more rested. It is awful when your children are ill, I always feel helpless and wish I could take it away from them #TuesdayTreasures

  4. January 31, 2017 / 10:39 am

    oh poor E, I hope shes feeling better now, it’s such a worry when they are so ill xx Thank goodness for Peppa Pig!

  5. January 31, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Such a worrying time. It’s frightening for you, sepecially when you know how long an ambulance takes to come these days. Poor guys are so over-stretched, and it is worrying for all of us. Glad that E is feeling better, and so glad peppa saved the day!! #TuesdayTreasures

  6. January 31, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Amen for the better night for all x poorly sucks! As does work and no sleep – when you haven’t partied #tuesdaytreasures

  7. January 31, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Oh no all you can do in that situation is accept that it’s going to be a tv and duvet on the sofa kind of a day! It must be scary being so far from a hospital, pleased it didn’t come to that though.

  8. January 31, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Awww, I hope E feels better soon. Nothing worse than having to drag oneself into work on no sleep with a side order of guilt and worry. Tough times. #tuesdaytreasures

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