Today I was visiting the great team at Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, now in their new location at Little France.
I have fond and emotional memories of the old Sick Kids hospital as many of you will know. My boy James has Haemophilia and was in and out of the old hospital by the Meadows many many times as a wee one. I have sketched the beautiful Victorian building many times in the past.
But now we have a brand new children’s hospital to visit, thankfully for us not so often now, but along with the new location there is a new name.
And so instead of visiting ‘The Sick Kids’ as many would have known the old building, I was today visiting and sketching the also beautiful and very striking ‘Royal Hospital for Children & Young People’.
The morning in the Western General Hospital is stretching out in front of me. As I gaze out at the heavy rain outside the window, I wonder what tests and checks I have in store today.
Mainly bloody ones it turns out, umpteen tubes filed via various puncture wounds.
And then good news, levels are good and new medication is started. And after a little blood given back I may get home for the weekend.
I’m off for an ultrasound at some point today, part of ongoing tests and monitoring while I’m #stuckinWestern hospital with a stomach disorder.
So I’m fasting and have been since 6am, no breakfast for me. Apart from all these little pills, my medication for the day.
I hope the ultrasound comes soon, and then I can eat again, I’m starving!
Hello there, after a few bad weeks and an ongoing stay at Edinburgh’s Western Hospital I am once again feeling up to sketching.
Thanks to everyone for their well wishes and hopefully I’ll be back home soon.
Until then you may have to put up with a few hospital related sketches 🙂