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- Little girl isn’t feeling so good. I kept her off from the childminder today because she wasn’t right this morning. She’s had a cold for a week or so, but it’s turned into a really nasty cough. She didn’t get much sleep last night, so the ice lolly in bed and couple of hours sleep was just the ticket! I get a bit antsy because pretty much every year around this time she ends up with a wheezing episode that lands her at the emergency doctor and then inevitably in A&E. I’m thankful that it has only ever resulted in a nebuliser treatment followed by a take home inhaler (yay...) but it still sucks. I had asthma as a child, so I worry that she will too. Fingers crossed this year she has a bit of an easier time with it! Until then, it’s ice lollies, calpol and hope for the best! I’m hoping she will be able to go back to the childminder in the morning as she missed all of her friends today.My current read. Late last year, I moved on from the NHS. I’d been a proud NHS employee for the best part of eight years, but it got to the point where I was tired of public services. I was tired of low budgets and poor morale. I was also tired of earning less than many in a similar job to mine earned. I was tired of seeing clinical staff overstretched and stressed out. I was tired of seeing patients frustrated by budget cut decisions made at government level. I had a moment of clarity whilst looking for jobs where I realised that I needed to leave the NHS, and it inspired so much calm in me. Then this job came along and here I am! It’s difficult, because some part of me will always love the NHS. Obviously I love it as a patient, but my new job can be somewhat soulless and I miss the “making a difference” side of being an NHS employee. Some of my favourite people are people I met whilst working for the NHS. There’s real passion in NHS buildings all across the UK. Unfortunately there is also red tape and budget cuts. I wouldn’t go back, though. I’ll always support the NHS. We’ll really miss it when it ends up being privatised. I still wear my rainbow NHS pin with pride and always will. What are you reading?Papa and Eden day of fun!
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