My Family & Other Animals

Friday, 12 April 2013

"Doctor, Doctor, Gimme The News..."

On the medical front we have had a bit of a nasty week really, I told you that Jo had been in bed for four days straight and that she was kind of improving but really, she was still quite poorly. I nagged her into submission eventually and she saw the doctor on Wednesday morning who said it was a good job she came in when she did as she could have lost an eye! Turns out she has got Shingles (which for some bizarre reason I keep calling Rickets!!). I thought only people who made long journeys on Pirate ships during the thirteenth Century got Shingles so it show what I know!!.
The poor lamb has had a horrible time of it and having seen what she has been through I would hate to get them myself. The Doctor did say though that she really should have come in a lot sooner, apparently she just took one look at Jo and knew what was wrong. At that time she only had a few mild spots but now her forehead is covered with really red, angry blemishes bless her. She has done well though as she hasn't touched her spots once, so there should be no permanent damage to her skin. Even today she is spending a lot of her time asleep even though she is now on anti-biotics, so she is clearly still has a ways to go before she is fully recovered. I have to give her eye-drops every two hours which is fun (not for her though!!), her eyes flutter like mad whenever you get near them and I have been having to put them in using stealth mode as she gets freaked out whenever she knows they are coming!
Those of you who are following her blog (here) will have to be patient but I am sure that as soon as she is feeling a lot better she will be all over it like a rash (no pun intended).
The above card was finished today and I coloured my little Kenny K nursey ages ago, she has been hanging around waiting for a card to go on while the card was partly made and has been waiting for an image so they seemed like the perfect marriage. I though I would make an easel card as I haven't done one of those for a long time and I used my new wavy Spellbinder border die on the inside.
Anyhoo, that's it from me for now, just thought I would keep you updated on Jo's progress and I will be back again really soon, promise.
Take Care,
Hugs 'n Stuff,
Entered Into: Kenny K's Krafty Krew Challenge #138 - Easel Card
Brown Sugar Challenge #37 - Step or Easel Card
Card Crafters Circle Challenge #70 - Die-Ing To Impress You
Simply Create Too Challenge #35 - Use Your Stash


  1. Sorry to hear what Jo has because I know it's bad, but glad she saw the doctor and is on her way to recovery. I've heard it's very painful so I hope that part subsides quickly with the antibiotics. Sending her healing thoughts and hugs! Ohm and your card is adorable, Andy! Love the neon colors and fun image! Great design! Take care!

  2. Hi andy. Pass on my hugs to jo-hope to c her soon xx

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  4. I hope Jo feels better soon! I have heard how nasty shingles can be :(

    Love your card as usual, the nurse is fab! I've jusj got her digi image to try and you've Inspired me! Love the colours you've used too! Good luck on the challenge, entering mine tomorrow too :)

  5. Oh dear...your poor Jo Andy shingles is an awful illness to get , my beloved late nan had them and I remember her being really poorly and had them in her eyes, ears, mouth and other parts of the body it took her a while to am sending virtual hug to you and your wife and hope she feels better soon x
    As for your amazing card...again ...what can I say love the image Kenny Ks images always make me smile and this no exception...your colouring is truly lovely and the layout of the card is gorgeous ...loving the colours x
    Look forward to seeing some more of your stunning work x

  6. Hiya

    What a smashing card.Lovely and bright and enough to bring a smile to anyone's face.

    Hope your wife starts to feel better soon.

    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

    Tracey DTxxxx

  7. Thanks for your comments on my blog Andy, especially about the pictures! I have now sorted them but wouldn't have known otherwise! Doh! (Can you tell I'm new!!)

    Have a good evening! :)

  8. Wow.. What a wonderful creation. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

  9. Awwwwwwww poor Jo hope she feels better soon. Hope you don't catch them from her. Make sure you wash your hands really well before and after applying the eye drops, and make sure you don't use the same towels.
    Love today's card. Fabulous image, perfectly coloured and loving all that pink.
    Stay well my friend and HUGE hugs to Jo
    Eileen x

  10. Great card! Love the humour in it and the use of die cuts! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  11. LOVE this card...the sentiment is prefect! Thanks for joining Brown Sugar!

  12. Bloody hell. No wonder she was feeling rotten. Hope she's OK now. Big hugs Jo. xxx


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