Saturday, 11 August 2007

HS:MS - Down & DCM - Photo Finish

To fall to the ground.

Well today is the day I have been dreading for the last 8 years ever since we found out Pete's kidneys are not working as well as they should. He has gone and got himself a stomach bug and is feeling really down, he can't keep anything down at the moment and has spent most of the morning with his head down the toilet. I think I may have covered the word down by now! Seriously though this is not good news as he can't get dehydrated, if after 12 hours he has not kept any water down he has to be admitted to hospital to go on a drip so that his kidneys won't pack in permanently. Then there is the knock on effect that this could have on his Crone's and his anemia. I'm surprised that with 2 boys and his lowered immune system we have managed to go this long before he got a bug. He's lying in bed at the moment with 2 quilts over him and a bucket by his side next to a full pack of dioralite. Fingers crossed everyone.


While Pete is lying in bed feeling like sh** as he puts it I thought I would get busy and make a get well soon card, before you start thinking how sweet I am, it's not for him it's for this weeks DCM's challenge. I might just give it to him later though. He has managed to keep a rehydration drink down for about an hour and has just had another one so hopefully he's coming out the other side.

This weeks Dare is set by Tracie (Bondgirl) and is titled Photo Finish....

This week I want you to make a card for any occasion but it must include a photograph somewhere! The photo subject can be people, items, locations, flowers, absolutely anything so get snapping. Dont forget to check copyright if you are using someone elses photographs in your art work

I took the photograph I have used in a field last week in France. I sliced it into 3 pieces and mounted them on white card. I printed the sentiment onto some frosted paper (mental block can't think of the proper term) and then tore it and fixed it with a brad and 2 eyelets. I finished it off with a raffia bow.

Rach
x

23 comments:

Hazel said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I do hope that things improve soon and he doesn't have to go to hospital. My husband is a long-term diabetic and he has kidney problems so I know a little of what you're both going through. Hugs to you both and prayers for a recovery from this bug.

Anonymous said...

fingers crossed for you, hope he shakes it off soon.

** Kate ** (Craft Life)

pretty-pink-cards said...

Am sorry to hear this too. A friend of ours has kidney probs so again only kinda know wot your going through. My thoughts are with you and hope for a speedy recovery
Caroline x

Vanda said...

Oh Rach, I hope he feels better soon and the hospital are able to sort him out. Keeping everything crossed for you xXx

Ruth said...

Very sorry to hear he's under the weather. I'm a nurse and maybe you could try giving him little sips of tea, ginger ale, or something of that sort. Bless his heart, I hope he's better soon.

Olivia said...

I really hope he gets better soon. My nanny in Spain is diabetic and she had kidney problems too. She had to have one taken out about two years ago in a big operation. She's all fine now.

Kerry said...

Hope he feels better soon.

Teena said...

Oh, I hope he feels better soon!! I cross my fingers!

mum on the run said...

Aww, sorry to hear that. I wish him a speedy recovery!

ally said...

{{{hugs}}} hope he improves soon!

Sue Nicholson said...

OMG Rach. I do hope the day progresses well for you all and Pete turns the corner and starts to recover. Try a teaspoon of water every 15/30 minutes. If it stays put then it should hopefully build up.

I am the one who is always ill in my house but I do try to appreciate how worrying this can be for family & friends so I have some idea of how concerned you must be.

Fingers crossed . . . Sue

Chris said...

I'm so sorry to hear your hubby isn't well... I hope he is feeling better soon!!

Fantastic card Rachel... love the way you cut the photo into 3 :)

mil lunares said...

THe story about your pic isn´t good, but the shot is! Hope he will get well soon, cross my fingers

Paula said...

Best wishes for his speedy recovery.
I suffer with a lot of kidney infections & I can sympathise with feeling like sh**!!

gorgeous card.

Tammy James said...

Ohhh I Love this card!

Kaz said...

I hope your husband gets better quickly, sending some healing vibes, and hope you're doing ok too.
Great card by the way!

Terrie said...

Oh what sad news, sending you all hugs and things and hoping a recovery is just around the corner. XXX

Diana said...

Feeling for you. I do hope things improve. You are in my thoughts

Karen said...

So sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he is feeling better today. I love your card.

Anice said...

Fingers crossed that your OH can keep his liquid stuff down (a while ago I had to drink some of that stuff..blackcurrent flavour yeuch!)
I love you card, the colours on the picture are so vibrant. Excellent work.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Hope hubby is feeling better. The card is beautiful!

joanne wardle said...

sorry to hear about your husband. I wish him well!

but you nade a beautiful card

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

Sorry your hubby is rough, and hope that he is soon a bit better. Your card is really refreshing seeing all those pretty faces of the sunflowers.

Love
Jane xx