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This blog started as an online diary and place for me to rant about annoyances in my family.

However since July it has become a place for me to catalogue and express my views and opinions on the treatment I have recieved following the diagnosis of a potentially cancerous tumor in my bowel.

On 3rd August 2011 I was told that it was cancerous. In April 2012 I was given the all clear.

October 15th 2013 I was diagnosed with peritoneal disease and liver metastases. The cancer was back and this time it is inoperable.

It is a little bit out of date as the NHS doesn't tend to have a WiFi connection in hospital and I can only post when I get home and posts take a while to write.

It is NOT about individuals or the nursing profession. It is about some of the inadequacies in the system and the way the NHS is failing some people.

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Monday, 31 January 2011

Sleeping children

I have been musing on sleeping children as last night I got both of mine asleep in their own beds before 8pm. This was mostly due to a paddy by my third child (AKA husband)
It was relatively easy to get them both down in their own beds. 2 Thomas the Tank Engine Stories, feeding mini hayllar while larger one stroked my tummy and I sat next to him, then light off and rocking of little one some more.


Why then did they feel the urge to wake early - Littlest one at 5.39am and Larger one at 6.15ish (this is not so firmly etched on my mind as he comes to me and I just have to lift him into bed with me.


Littlest Hayllar should then be fed and go back to sleep, job done, larger one equally crawls around slightly then goes back to sleep.


When they finally wake up ( and I never wake sleeping children) they are awake fully and we can start our day. Although this is normally not before 08.30 for breakfast, depending on the cbeebies schedule.


But daytime naps are even more confusing. Mini hayllar should nap in the morning and the afternoon, but so far today she has not napped and hopefully will crash out for a couple of hours later on. Larger hayllar doesn't nap during the day unless ill or in the car. If he does you can guarantee that he will not be asleep before 10pm and I like my evenings.