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If my posts are a bit more depressing than usual the last couple of days (I do try to be positive!), there's a reason.
I've just found out that my young granddaughter in the UK is in hospital after a road traffic accident. But I will not be able to visit her for at least another two weeks.

She's ok (and posting on Facebook, lol!), but quite painfully injured, and all I want to do right now is hug her (and my very worried daughter). But I can't yet. And our internet is so on and off that I can't even stay on her Facebook page for long. :(

You do have to admire the resilience of kids though. She's asking how we are! :)
 

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If my posts are a bit more depressing than usual the last couple of days (I do try to be positive!), there's a reason.
I've just found out that my young granddaughter in the UK is in hospital after a road traffic accident. But I will not be able to visit her for at least another two weeks.

She's ok (and posting on Facebook, lol!), but quite painfully injured, and all I want to do right now is hug her (and my very worried daughter). But I can't yet. And our internet is so on and off that I can't even stay on her Facebook page for long. :(

You do have to admire the resilience of kids though. She's asking how we are! :)
Sorry to hear that.
2 whole weeks is a really long time when someone's hurting, isn't it?

Thinking about your last line...
My daughter was 3 when she was rushed to hospital with meningitis. She was whisked away from me with people shouting Abren paso! Mujer! Tres Años! etc etc, just like the films and I was left with the door banging in my face. Later, with my husband, we were allowed into intensive care to see her with tubes and beeby things all over her, and the first thing she asked in a very worried voice was "¿Qué te han hecho mamá?" ("What did they do to you Mum?")
How to explain that I was perfectly ok with tears streaming down my face!?:)

Facebook will be great for your grand daughter in hospital, and later on at home. Is there anywhere you can go to log on and get better a better connexion? The library? A café?
 

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Thanks Pesky.
That must have been truly awful for you and your daughter. Meningitis is such a terrible illness and so scary.
I hope your daughter made a full recovery.

That actually reminds me of the time my daughter (the one who has her daughter in hospital now) fell through a glass door and nicked an artery.
I thought I had coped quite well and had done all the right things to keep her safe and calm until the ambulance arrived... but then the ambulance man had to treat me for shock! :eek:

I managed to talk to my grandaughter's dad tonight. She will be in hospital a few more days because she needs a skin graft. My daughter is staying there with her.
Evidently she is quite cheerful though and I'm phoning her and my daughter at the hospital in the morning.

I just feel a little helpless. I'm usually there in this type of situation.
But it's good to know she is feeling ok.
 

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Thanks Pesky.
That must have been truly awful for you and your daughter. Meningitis is such a terrible illness and so scary.
I hope your daughter made a full recovery.

That actually reminds me of the time my daughter (the one who has her daughter in hospital now) fell through a glass door and nicked an artery.
I thought I had coped quite well and had done all the right things to keep her safe and calm until the ambulance arrived... but then the ambulance man had to treat me for shock! :eek:

I managed to talk to my grandaughter's dad tonight. She will be in hospital a few more days because she needs a skin graft. My daughter is staying there with her.
Evidently she is quite cheerful though and I'm phoning her and my daughter at the hospital in the morning.

I just feel a little helpless. I'm usually there in this type of situation.
But it's good to know she is feeling ok.
Well, yes, it was a terrible time. She was in the danger zone.
It has marked me for life - but not her! She made a full recovery, ran out of the hospital and we went to buy her a pair of shoes in a nearby shop!:)

Your grand daughter sounds like she's doing fine and Grandma will get there just as everyone else is getting fed up with the situation, so she'll enjoy being made a fuss of again by somone different!
 

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Sorry to hear all that:):)

But horrible though it all undoubtedly is it's important to remember that young people are incredibly resilient...it's almost as if they bounce....and she is in the right place with caring professionals around to look after her.

Easy to say...but think about the undoubted fact that she will recover and there will be plenty of hugging time. Don't worry too much about the intermittent communication...it worries you more than her..:)

People just know that the people who love them are thinking about them when they are hurt in any way. It's a special kind of ESP that doesn't need to rely on the internet or phone links.
 

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Well, yes, it was a terrible time. She was in the danger zone.
It has marked me for life - but not her! She made a full recovery, ran out of the hospital and we went to buy her a pair of shoes in a nearby shop!:)
I'm so glad to read that,
(Not about you being marked for life of course, but your daughters full recovery).
 

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Easy to say...but think about the undoubted fact that she will recover and there will be plenty of hugging time. Don't worry too much about the intermittent communication...it worries you more than her..:)

People just know that the people who love them are thinking about them when they are hurt in any way. It's a special kind of ESP that doesn't need to rely on the internet or phone links.
All very true.
Thanks Mary. :)
 

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Sorry Sol, only just seen this thread. Hope she's on the mend and your connection is behaving itself!

C xx
Thanks Alcalaina.
She was sent home from hospital for a couple of days but is back in tomorrow (Wednesday) to see if she is going to have a skin graft or not.
But talking to her on the phone, she seems pretty much ok and quite cheerful too, so hopefully panic over. :)

I'll be seeing all my UK family in less than two weeks time now (still need to actually book the flight though!), so am really looking forward to that. :)
 
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