Month: September 2013

Leaving on a jet plane!

September 27, 2013

Melissa, Zac

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Zac and I flew off for our Queensland holiday today, leaving Nat at home with Oma and Opa as he’s walking in the Grand Final parade today and then playing with Auskick before the AFL Grand Final tomorrow! It really is the chance of a lifetime. To say he’s a little bit excited is an understatement.

The boys have wanted to be dropped off at the airport for ages, and finally Zac got his chance. Oma and Opa dropped us off this morning and then took Nat into the city in time to participate in the parade. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it later tonight.

Even though he was excited, Zac was still pretty tired. It’s been nearly 4 weeks since he had glandular fever and he’s still not feeling too well. Hopefully a week in the sun will help him feel better.

The flight was uneventful. Zac had the window seat. When we arrived at the airport in Coolangatta, we caught a taxi to the place we were staying. We arrived earlier than check in, so left our bags and went for a wander to get some lunch. It was lovely to sit in the sun and look out over the beach.

When it was time, we went and settled into the time share unit and had a rest. There are brochures here with some ideas of what we can do. It looks like there’s a market we can visit tomorrow, that could be fun.

It’s nice to have a few days to spend one on one with Zac before Nat comes to join us. I hope he’s had fun in the Grand Final parade today.


Falling asleep at the doctor!

September 10, 2013


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Back to the doctors, for a check up. Zac still isn’t doing too well. We had a while to wait for our appointment, and this is what happened:


Zac only falls asleep during the day if he’s really unwell and he fell asleep on the couch at the doctors surgery!

It’s been just over a week since he was diagnosed with glandular fever. The ER doctor said he would bounce back in a couple of weeks as he’s only 9, but after a week of lying in a dark room, it might be more than a couple of weeks!

I just hope he’s well enough for us to go to our Queensland holiday.

The doctor has given us a medical certificate to cover him for school. Thankfully there’s only a couple of weeks until the school holidays. The GP hopes that the three weeks off school, then two weeks of school holidays, he should bounce back in time for the new school term. She said to keep doing what we are doing – plenty of rest and fluids mostly.

End of an Era

September 8, 2013


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Nat has officially finished his time at Auskick… well, at least until the Grand Final in a few weeks. This morning was his presentation morning, and he wasn’t going to let broken fingers stop him from getting up and getting his trophy.


Unfortunately Zac still isn’t feeling too good. He stayed at home during the presentation this morning.

All that’s left of Auskick is the Grand Final Parade and, of course, playing at the MCG during the Grand Final! All the Grade 6 who are taking part are very, very excited.

Off to the hand clinic

September 2, 2013

Nat, Zac

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This morning we headed to the hand clinic to get a splint for Nat’s broken fingers. Zac is under the weather with a bad cold. As mum and dad are both in Europe, we had to take him with us.

We headed up to the Dandenong Hospital and waited on uncomfortable chairs before being called in to see the hand specialist. Zac lay on the floor complaining about how sick he was feeling. The nurse asked us if he was OK. I replied that he’s just got a cold and being a bit of a drama queen.

Nat’s fingers were still wrapped up as they had been from Emergency on Saturday and I think he was happy to get the bandages off.

The therapists got Nat to put out his hands so they could do some measurements for his splint. I managed to take a quick photo.


It’s the first two fingers on his left hand. You can see that his hands are slightly different colours and you can see the swelling and bruising on his broken fingers. Thankfully it’s an incomplete greenstick fracture and all we need is a splint.

Nat told the therapist about needing to play on the MCG for the Grand Final in four weeks. She said that she would see what she could do about making it possible for him to participate. We really hope that he will be able to play – it’s the chance of a lifetime.