Tuesday, April 25, 2006

On a high

It could be the alcohol in my veins and the 'Code monkey' song in my brain, but i am on a totral high tonight!

I have acheived so much in so little time.. I have a beautiful family, and now, a great job were i actually feel appreciated.

I just wanna say that I love you Jo, and you and Ruben are my most greatest acheivements in life. The fact that we all work so well together are testemants to our own greatness!

Nobody could make me feel bad right now!

I hope everyone can all feel like this atleast once in there liftime... I feel like I have reached nirvana... Ru and Jo and me! Does it get any better ?

We have been though so much lately, things have been very hard, Ru has been in hospital and Jo has been unwell... I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown... But now we are so close to each other, a real family, and together we are unstoppable! I never want to forget this feeling!

Team Bissett unite!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Good mood!


Seanie chats up teh babes at the Linux Expo!


I'm in a good mood today, We managed to go an entire weekend without having to take Ru to hospital! Woo Hoo!

I'm taking my Wife out on a Date tonight. It's been such a long time since we had a 'Date'.

Also, Makeing the above image put me in a good mood, and there is a great track floating on the web today.

You should totally listen to Code Monkey By Jonathan Coulton

My life summed up in a song ! ;)

Peace out ppl!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Ruben: There and back again...

We got Ruben home on Thursday night (about 11pm) It had been a tiring week for us all. Jo had been ill with a bad chest infection, I was at the hospital going out of my mind in that tiny room for at least 20 hours everyday and suffering from chest pain myself. My Mum was also unwell and was unable to put too many hours in at the hospital. Phew! what a week!

Well, low and behold, Ruben's temperature jumped over 38 again on sunday morning. So it was straight back to the hospital for another 5 Day course of antibiotics. I must say, we did expect him to get ill at his birthday party, but we only had him home for 2 days! :(

On the Plus side tho, Jo is feeling MUCH better, and is now able to spend plenty of time at the hospital with Ru, which makes things easier for us both. Also, while we were at the hospital, i decided to go to A&E to have my chest pain checked out. It turns out I bruised a Rib while I was Snowboarding. AWESOME! Nothing a few strong painkillers won't sort out!

But, the best news is that of Ru's Birthday party. After a very depressing birthday in that dingy hospital room, Ruben was released and we had his birthday party as planned. Everybody turned up for what was an amazing day. Ruben loves all his new toys, and we think his new clothes are awesome! Thanks Guys! And a big thankyou to the Wacky Warehouse on Sutton Fields in Hull for a most enjoyable morning. Ruben LOVED the bouncy castle!

There are Pictures of the day.

Well, have fun everybody.
I'll keep posting about Ru when I have the chance!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Ruben: Back in Hospital Again.

Well... Ru was back at Hull Royal again on saturday afternoon... For another 5 day course of anti-biotics. That means he is going to be in the Hospital for his birthday :( but we are still going to celebrate it, and everything is still set for Saturday!

Jo has also come down with a bad chest infection, which doesn't make things any easier for any of us.

Well, it's my turn to stay over tonight, so i'll have to get moving...

Peace out y'all!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Ruben Update

Sorry for my lapse in updates lately! I've been pretty busy.

I thought you might like to know how Ruben is doing! Well, he's been back in hospital twice since the last time I posted on here! For at least 5 Days each time.

He is however currently at home and feeling fine! His walking is coming on very well indeed (photos soon).

Ruben has been diagnosed with a condition called Neutropenia. In lamens terms, this is a deficiency in his immune system which leads to him being very susceptible to bacteria and viruses. The condition is untreatable, all the doctors can do at the moment is treat the infections he is getting with anti-biotics.

At last count Rubens Neutraphils were at 0.02 Million per litre of blood. They should be between 1.5 and 7 Million per litre of blood.

However, the doctors are very optimistic that the Neutropenia is currently being casued by a virus, which will eventually pass through Rubens system and his immune system will return to normal.

If his infections are not treated quickly, they can become very serious very quickly! We have Open Access to the Ward in the hospital, So if Ruben's temperature reaches 38°c, we have to rush him straight to A&E.

The constant to-ing and fro-ing has been very hard on me and Jo, and Ruben has really been to hell and back. Thanks again to my bosses and co-workers at 186K for being so understanding during this difficult time. It has allowed me to spend some very important time with Ruben while he has been ill.

It really has been a rollercoaster these past few weeks.

Thnakyou for everybody's support. I'll post more news about Ru as soon as I get chance.

In other news:
* The Kitchen is demolished (pictures soon).
* I need to find a new Car share.
* We'll soon have new neighbours.
* Really nothing else exciting!