Sunday, 13 July 2008

Fighting Anxiety to see the New Baby


And this is the reason that we went to see Marie's sister.
She had just given birth.
And this was the result.
Raphael.
A litle miracle, like all babies.

Marie had almost given up hope of seeing her new nephew any time soon.
Her anxiety level was too high to contemplate a 3.5 hour trip.
But then the citalopram kicked in.

Orla was enthralled.
Her Dora doll was immediately renamed Raphael.
He had his nappy changed, and lots of bottles of milk.

But next day, Dora had become Dora again.
Ah, the vagaries of children!

6 comments:

rosiero said...

No wonder Marie made it to Brighton - what a lovely little bundle. But you see, she wasn't going to let agoraphobia make her miss her sister's baby for the world. She has obviously still got some of the necessary fight in her, otherwise she would not have been able to do it at all. And the medication is also working along with her. Tell her - well done. She can build on it.

The Fabulous SarahC♥ said...

Well done for getting to Brighton!

Robert said...

Yes, the successful Brighton trip was a morale booster for Marie. And I think that she has felt a bit better about herself since then.

Rachael Hale said...

Thats brilliant that marie made the trip and raphael is beautiful, what a great name as well!

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Robert said...

Thanks for the input, herhtdm. I'm aware of the potential dangers of tranquilisers and will be keeping a close check on things.