Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Did I mention Ireland won the Grand Slam?

Apart from some smiles once or twice a day, Ross has been a lot more agitated in the past week or so than he has been. Lots of crying, sleeping not so well during the night and not eating as well as he has been. He has had a pretty bad cough which we thought might go into his chest again so we've been keeping a close eye on it, but it doesn't seem to be getting any worse. Hopefully he'll get back to himself in the coming days.

I have been hacking-up bits of lung for the past 5 days so training has been put on hold - even climbing the stairs has been knackering me. Hope I can shake it before this weekend as Rich and his wife and 4 kids are coming to stay this weekend and I'll need all my energy... Also it's only 10 weeks till we head to Mont Blanc so I need to ramp-up my training quite a bit (have I said that before???)

We've exchanged contracts on our new house and hope to move in just after Easter so once we get settled there we'll think about when to start weaning Ross off the steroids as the doctors think he's already been on them too long - can't really face it though given the risk of the seizures returning. We've also got appointments for an EEG, and with some eye and ear specialists in the coming weeks so I'll let you know how they go.

My brother Ian received a cheque for £500 from Donaghadee Young Farmers Club at the weekend, money they had raised at a BBQ last year for the NSE for Ross. I had no idea they were even raising money but it's very touching that people who have never even met Ross are inspired to raise money to help. Thank you very much to everyone who was involved in that.

It's April Fool's Day today, but for some reason I don't feel like partaking like I did in previous years...

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