Today we took Maggie to Quidenham for a couple of days. It was, as always, really hard saying goodbye. We miss her so much when she's not here.
That said, it's been very difficult these past couple of weeks. Her sleeping has got worse. Shannon and I have barely slept. And as well as being exhausted, I've been getting terrible headaches that I've been unable to shift. On top of that, I think I might have a stomach ulcer.
And poor Shannon who has been feeling extremely delicate and sad and worn out. She's at her wit's end.
We so desperately need this break. For both our physical and mental health.
Maggie's problem - I think - is that she's been suffering very badly with wind. She breathes poorly and snorts and gulps all the time. So she swallows too much air. The wind doesn't just cause her pain, it causes her to vomit - which she's been doing during, and after, every feed. So despite her being on the new higher calorie feed, she's still not putting on weight. Which means she doesn't sleep properly - something that's extremely important for her development.
On and on it goes.