Archangel’s Prophecy Has Arrived.

I am beyond excited to read this book.  Eek I am not going to be as fast as everyone else with a review as things at home are crazy.  But I intend to spend this week focusing on this book.  I have been waiting a whole year 🙂 some of the reviews already out are making me so excited.

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35584260Scerina Johnson’s world is flipped upside down when a mysterious man enters her life. At first he haunts her in her dreams only to find out he is indeed real and not only that, her guardian angel sent to watch over her and protect her.

But soon these two find themselves head over heels before they even realise what is actually going on as their love for one another grows all the more stronger and deeper with each passing moment. She wonders where has he been all her life since he has been watching over from the moment that she was born. A man like this is a “Once In A Lifetime Kind Of Man” who happens to be a fallen angel who is a Vampire Prince from another world.

But things are not so easy for them as his evil twin brother has evil plans for her and anyone who is close and dear to her. Their love is forbidden but they are destined to be together to save mankind as well as protect mankind.

: : WORD OF WARNING : : THIS BOOK CONTAINS HEAVY SEXUAL & ADULT CONTENT : : FOR MATURE AUDIENCE (18+) ONLY

Introducing The Catheters Used For Our 4 Month Old.

So myself and another family have come together to raise awareness for Posterior Urethral Valve.  We have set up a Facebook Page  , not just for UK parents but for everyone in the UK wanting to educate themselves.
This condition is pretty rare, and before our son was diagnosed with it, myself and Craig had never heard of it.
I would like to set up some new posts about different treatments for our son Clayne.  Tips and tricks we have learnt, and more.

Today I wanted to share the two catheter options that were given to us when Clayne was 2 months old.  The selection is small.  In fact there is only two brands, which I am going to introduce you all to today.

Both caths

I have put the photos on a red background as with a white one it was difficult to show the clear catheter.
Here we have the two offered to us.  Obviously as Clayne gets older they will increase in width, and the selection will increase.
The two given to use to try were:
1. SpeediCath standard (Top green packaging).
2. WyCath H20 (Bottom clear packaging).

Each catheter is an intermittent catheter, therefor there is no balloon on the end to keep it in the bladder.  The idea of these are to insert them into Clayne’s bladder via his penis to drain off residual urine and then remove straight after.  Literally a 3 min process at most.  And the whole catheter does not go in, about 5 cm stays out.  We only insert enough until we see urine coming out the end of the green port.

Spedi cath

Lets discuss first, SpeediCath.
This catheter comes ready lubricated, this is specifically for boys.  In case you didn’t know Male and female catheters are different lengths, due to the urethra’s being different lengths.
This catheter has a urea based coated lubricant.  Reports from older children were that the coating stings a bit.  This made us a little hesitant.  Our little boy is already going to go through a lot he doesn’t need to feel stung every time we use it.
Anyway we tried this at home, we did found that Clayne did cry a little with this catheter.  We also found the lubricant dried out fast and we struggled to insert the catheter as it at first is too slippery to guide in with our hands.
Not our favourite.  Therefor we no longer use this one.

wy cath

Our favourite catheter we currently use is the WyCath water based lubricant catheter.
Clayne tolerates this one so much better.  Everything is in one.
My favourite part was that the packaging came apart and left a handle to guide the catheter in.
I am a nurse and I am very hygiene conscious and want to reduce urine infections as much as possible.  In a hospital setting this whole process on a patient is Sterile, so to completely go against that felt so unnatural to me.
We were told we do not need to use gloves as the catheterisation will take place in our home and Clayne would be used to the “BUGS” in our home.  Nooooo,  I still do not like the idea of not using gloves and touching the catheter (we do wash our hands every time before and after).
So to have the handle which is clean on the inside, makes me feel more comfortable.

water

Here is the packet completely separated.
Far left silver packet is the water lubricant.  All we do is pop the packet by pressing hard on the blue plastic button whilst the packet is unopened.  This then pours the water straight into the far right packet which has the catheter inside.
The middle section is the handle, which rips away.
And of course we have the catheter at the top.

Water based

At the top you can see the handle with the catheter inside.  We use this to guide the catheter.  This reduces the amount of hand contact to a bare minimum.  The tearing it away from the rest of the packet is the hardest, as you can see it is not a clean rip, but works anyway.
And again  the bottom packet would be filled with the lubricant to re dip if needed.
The white spot on the bottom packet is a sticker to make everything a little easier for us if out and about.

Craig and I plan to post about catheter insertion in the future, as our teaching was vague.  Plus with a 2 month old, it becomes very tricky.  Especially when they kick about and try to grab your hand. If there is anything else you would like to know then please comment below.  Or message us on our new page.

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*Blogtober Day 31* October Wrap Up

Yeah….. I trailed off at the end guys, sorry.  But I started off well, check out my posts –

*Blogtober day 1*Goodreads Monday

*Blogtober day 1*Shadow of Deception

*Blogtober day 2 *Grey The Re connection

*Blogtober day 2*Broken Protocol – Protocol Serial

*Blogtober day 2*Lead Security

*Blogtober day 3*OWNtober- Are you joining?

*Blogtober day 4*Gravel Road – Release Blitz

*Blogtober day 5*October TBR

*Blogtober day 6*Top 10 anticipated Book releases in October

*Blogtober day 7*My Makeup Revolution Haul – Includes The New Petra Palette

*Blogtober day 8*Goodread’s Monday

*Blogtober day 9*TTT – Autumn – Goals, Bucket List, And TBR

*Blogtober day 9*What Makes Us Stronger

*Blogtober day 10*My Sons Bookshelf – Children’s Books.

*Blogtober day 11*Best Books To Read For Halloween – By Goodreads

*Blogtober day 11*The Messenger Book Tour

*Blogtober day 12*Cosy Place To Read

*Blogtober day 13*The Blogger Tag

*Blogtober day 14* Sunday Roundup

*Blogtober day 15* Goodreads Monday

*Blogtober day 16* Autumnal Drinks

*Blogtober Day 17*Devils With Halos Cover Reveal

*Blogtober Day 18* Rewrite The Stars

*Blogtober day 20* Favourite Autumn Candles

*Blogtober Day 21* Weekly Roundup

*Blogtober Day 22* Goodreads Monday

*Blogtober Day 23* Green

Favourite Halloween film – 

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It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

This has been my favourite film ever since I can remember.  I have watched it 3 times this month, and introduced it to my little boy and my nephew for the first time.  BEST FILM EVER!

Life update

This will be Clayne’s first Halloween, his costume is a Dracula baby grow.  Cannot wait to dress him up and just see how cute he is.
We received our 3 month photo shoot back.  I am in love with the photos, argh my son is adorable.
This week myself, Craig and another set of parents have now created a Facebook page for UK families, friends that want to know more about Posterior Urethral Valve (PUV).  We want to raise awareness about our boys condition and share a load of families perspectives.  Page – Facebook page

*Blogtober Day 23* Green

Title: Green: Black’s Christmas Story
Series: Black #4
Author: T.L. Smith
Genre: Romance
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Things have changed, some things stay the same.
One thing I know for sure, is that no matter what.
Rose will forever be mine.
In this life and the next.
Even if break her wish, even if I break her heart.
Some things are hard to let go of.
Harder than I anticipated.
And that’s ok. I’ll just have to keep it a secret,
Even on her favourite holiday of the year.
I will keep it a secret.
Merry ‘Black’ Christmas.

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*Blogtober Day 22* Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and feel free to add your link to the comments section.

 

249882361Professionally edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance Editing and rereleased 2/12/14.

Traumatized by her past, and struggling to move on from it, Sera has spent the past three years of college hiding herself from the world and content to stay that way. A chance encounter with Liam shatters her sheltered world, leaving her stunned and shaken by the strange feelings and emotions he arises in her, feelings she never thought she would experience and that frighten her in their intensity. Harboring a dark and deadly secret of his own, Liam knows that he should stay away from Sera; that he will only bring her more hurt, but he is irresistibly drawn to her and unable to deny himself the pleasure that only she can bring to him. But when their pasts collide with their present, and Liam’s true nature is revealed, will their love for each other be enough, or will they be torn apart forever?

Mature readers 18+

Kindle Edition, 349 pages

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*Blogtober Day 21* Weekly Roundup

Hey all, welcome back to my weekly roundup.  I did miss day 19 this week, but family comes first.  So please check out my other 5 posts.

*Blogtober day 15* Goodreads Monday

*Blogtober day 16* Autumnal Drinks

*Blogtober Day 17*Devils With Halos Cover Reveal

*Blogtober Day 18* Rewrite The Stars

*Blogtober day 20* Favourite Autumn Candles

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Life Update

So my son had his 16 week injections this week, poor little guy his legs are so swollen, but he is not worried one bit.
I am getting out a bit more with my little boy, Wednesday we went into town with my best friend Chrissy.   Friday we all got ready to go out to a friend at works surprise 50th Birthday party, that was lovely.

I am super excited for the week coming, our new sofa’s are coming this Thursday eek, we can then rearrange the living room and make room for all of Clayne’s new toys.  I swear he has more stuff than we do haha.  Our living room has a huge jumperoo in the corner, a activity cube, bouncer and toys.  WOW.

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