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One Step Closer

Ilias underwent his mictie cystogram this afternoon, somewhat later than planned, because of a miscommunication somewhere between the children’s ward and the radiology department. Upon arrival in Radiology and the removal of Ilias’ nappy, the radiologist was surprised to find … Continue reading

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Temperature Normal

The good news is that Ilias is doing well. The results of the urinal culture came back yesterday and showed E. coli bacteria in his urinal tract. This was as suspected. We’re hoping he suffered just a fluke and got … Continue reading

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Once You Get On, You Can’t Get Off

Ilias developed a fever in the small hours of Tuesday morning. It was oscillating between 37.5 – 38.75°C, so we called the doctor’s post (our own doctor is on holiday) and agreed to bring Ilias in for a check-up. You … Continue reading

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Pain

Which would you rather have? A root canal that lasts for three hours or your in-laws coming to stay with you for three weeks? I’m lucky enough that I get to have both: the root canal yesterday, the in-laws’ arrival … Continue reading

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Road Test

Ilias had his first bath on Thursday. Newborns have a uniquely lovely smell, a scent that supposedly aids bonding, so we like to let it sit for a week or so after birth. He was looking a bit flaky, though, … Continue reading

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