All Is Well….

All Is Well with our oldest Woody Boy

Hayden arrived home safe and sound, and thank the lord above, he was not affected by Norovirus as we were first told. It seems like it might of been the drinking water from a tank that made them really sick, or something to do with the food.

I got really panicky and upset, worried about our baby woody – he was suffering from a chest infection and did not need to be around anyone that was too sick. So I got Hubby to go to the shops and buy any cleaning products that would sterilize the house, and kept Hayden in a room by himself for 24 hours. Hubby even brought Wipes to wipe down the door handles/phone/fridge door or any where that Hayden touched for the period that he was in quarantine!!!

Luckily for Hayden he was fine within a few days, and double lucky for us none of the other WOODY BOYS came down with the bug.  I still think that there might of been a dead animal in the tank water that made the water not fit for drinking. Or maybe the cook was sick of cooking, and wanted to get rid of the camp!!!!

We have had a few weeks of interesting times….

I have not been able to get online due to our move, and the fact that I could not connect with a land line in the house because the telecommunication company   “sorry we made a mistake” and did not disconnect the line from the previous owners….so as the new owners of our current home we were not able to re-connect the line. Talk about a run around with the phone company…..It was only after that I threatened to take our business to some other company that anything was done.

So how our Woody boys coping with the biggest move of our married life?

Hayden – actually he is coping the best which really surprises me as he was so very against the move from day one.

Zachery – Man has that kid changed in the last week…..not sure where my sweet boy has gone to, but he has been replaced by one angry young man. So do not like the difference, and have been praying that he settles down in the next few weeks and goes back to being the sweet boy we know he is. I even took away his Harry Potter books because of the way he started to talk towards me….here is hoping for a better week ahead.

Nicholas – Surprise, Surprise…he loves his new school, wants to stay forever and has made some really good friends already. He is begging us to stay for next year so that he can do Year 7 at the same school and even take a trip to Canberra with his class mates. I pointed out that we will be going to Canberra any way with us traveling in a bus for a year!!!!

Cameron – Not sure how he is taking the new school, new house, new location. He worries me the most. Probably due to the fact the way his birth went down, and how we nearly lost him. He is very extra sensitive and I am hoping in time he will not feel so very nervous and make friends.

Kyle – my cheeky monkey has taken to the area, the house and has gone to school like he has always been there. He is so amazing….nothing has gotten to him. He keeps on smiling, gosh I hope that never ever changes !!!

Will update asap on how the move went down!!! THAT IS ONE VERY INTERESTING STORY, ONE THAT YOU WILL NOT BELIVE 🙂

Thank you to all of our friends that have sent us many wishes via text, and facebook…its much appreciated.

Looking forward to 2010 with many different experiences ahead for our family and our Wood Boys.

Lisa Wood

On His Way Home

15 Army Cadets Were Hospitalised Yesterday….

They were at a Army Cadets Camp, and became ill yesterday morning…

I was given a call last night to let me know Hayden Wood was one of the Cadets affected by the “bug” and was allowed to speak with him on the phone…

On His Way Home…..

Today he called to let me know that he was discharged from hospital last night and today he will be on his way home.

Working out with Daddy Woody how we can get into Brisbane to collect him, and then bring him home.

Looking forward to giving him a big Bear hug and to make sure he is fully recovered. The press made out that we hard training when in actually fact they were at the Army Base to study, and pass a course. The bug came in fast and hit some of the Cadets hard…..nothing to do with the heat.

So glad he sounded better on the phone today then he did last night….will let you know how he goes as soon as I have seen him.

Thanks for your support.

Lisa Wood.

The Latest News

A Phone Call Today….

From the Army Cadets Base where Hayden (our oldest Woody Boy) was attending for a course. He has been Hospitalised due to a bug that swept the camp but was in good hands, and in good condition.

The Person I spoke to could not tell me much more than that….and was only letting me know because the media got hold of the story and made it sound worse than what it really was.

As we don’t have a Telly, and never listen to news if we can help it, I was not sure what had happened.

I got the name of the hospital, found the number and gave it a call as soon as possible. I asked to speak with Hayden, and after speaking with a Army Personal I was handed over to my son.

He is doing well, and is being given a drip with fluids to help because he vomited so much earlier on in the day, and something to help with nausea feeling. He sounded terrible to me, but Hayden being the oldest Woody boy reassured me that he was doing better than he had been.

I spoke with him, to see if I needed to drive down to get him, but the hospital is the best place for him right now. It is fully air condition (which he needs because of his high temps) and the army personnel are taking really good care of him.

The way the media made it sound on the latest news, was worrying. I guess they played it up with fancy words to make it sound worse than what it was…..but then again the worse ones did go to the Gold Coast and that’s not where Hayden was taken too….

He rang again tonight and spoke with his Daddy Woody and we have decided for the time being that he is best off being where he is…Tomorrow will decide if and when I need to make a trip to pick him up. He was originally returning on Friday afternoon so maybe, with him getting the right treatment and cooling the date/time will still stand.

Being a Mother, the only thing I really wanted to do was get into my car and drive the 1 1/2 hours to the hospital….being a Mother of a 15 1/2 year old I had to re-strain myself and let him decide what was best….we asked him over and over if he wanted to come home straight away…..Hayden wants to stay and finish his camp, not sure if that is him trying to be brave and tough or if its because he is at that age where its not “cool” to be rescued by “mum”…..will be finding out tomorrow when I can speak with him again to make sure he is going to be fine…..

Gosh its tough being a Mum to a boy that is almost a man, one that wants to join the forces when he leaves school, so I know I need to accept his independence. And I am trying, really I am……..its just that its too far to give him a hug and kiss to make it all better – not that I can usually do that when he is at home anyways!!!!

The Latest News Made It Seem Worse Than It Really Is 🙂

Sending my love and thoughts to all the boys (men) at the army cadets that had to be hospitalised….Hoping you are doing well Hayden Wood…..Cant wait to see you soon.

Much Love To All The Men That Are In The Forces.

Lisa Wood.