Charlotte is in hospital – Sunday 8th Dec Update


Update on Sunday 8th Dec

It’s quite frustrating having your little girl hundreds of miles away on her first ever admission into hospital and not be able to help in any way. We called the hospital on Saturday evening as by then Charlotte’s phone had lost its charge and she could no longer send text updates. Whilst waiting for the ENT specialist to treat her she couldn’t drink properly and consequently she became dehydrated which compounded her condition.   We were told by the nurse on duty that she had been placed on a drip to combat the dehydration and was being given her medication intravenously.  She was to be kept in whilst her condition normalised and until the ENT consultant was happy to discharge her. Her flat mate organised her overnight bag for her when he got back from working at college,

After two nights of not sleeping properly she did get to sleep last night but had to be woken at 7 am. She was sick when she awoke but then managed to keep down two Weetabix. Her medication started to kick in this afternoon and she is feeling a little better now but is staying in again tonight so that they can leave the drip in and monitor her recovery.

Your messages have all been read by Charlotte and she has asked us to thank you all for your well wishes and lovely comments as they have really helped to keep her spirits up.  She has text us to say that she has been catching up on her sleep today because she’s already bored!  She even sent us a photo smiling to reassure us that her swollen face, which had prompted her Mum to tell her to call the emergency doctor yesterday morning when she called her on FaceTime, is looking more normal.

We both appreciate all your support and well wishes and I am sure that they will help in Charlotte’s recovery.


The Original Post

Hi Everybody, this is Charlotte’s Mum & Dad. She has asked us to let you all know that she has been in A&E all day today ( Saturday 7th Dec ) and has just been told that she is to be admitted to hospital for more tests. She has had her first ever bout of tonsillitis and the consultant wants to run some additional tests before she can be released from his care.

She put a post on her Facebook yesterday to explain her reasons for missing her concert bookings as these are the first ones she’s ever missed and it was the first concert she’d ever arranged solely on her own and was so upset to miss the engagement, she did manage to get a friend from the 4th year at RCS to cover for her so she didn’t let St Mungo’s Church down which is typical Charlotte, she was going to try to go until her voice went!

She asked me to pass on her thanks to everyone on Facebook and Google+ for their lovely comments and words of support as they have been a real boost to her whilst she has been all on her own.  I would also like to personally thank everyone for caring enough about our daughter to leave her such lovely supportive messages on this blog I know she gets a lot of pleasure out of reading them and regularly tells us so.

She has said that she will be in touch when she can.

Our very best wishes


158 thoughts on “Charlotte is in hospital – Sunday 8th Dec Update

  1. Charlotte, Charlotte, Charlotte!
    Thanks Gary and Tracy, for letting us know.
    The little bright spark is a little flat, eh?
    You asked for ideas….
    Bed 9 pm unless you’ve got a performance that night, eh? Saltwater gargles, thyme and NZ Manuka honey hot drinks, sleep, sleep and more sleep! Plenty of protein and vitamin C (a LOT, not a little. Ascorbic acid is a cofactor in nearly every reaction involved in healing.). Lay off the sugar and coffee/ tea.
    Plenty of yogurt (real, not that sugary stuff…) or acidophilus culture if you can’t eat it… by the tablespoon…
    Find a good OMD and LISTEN to them… first thing they’ll probably say is sleep at 9 pm.
    Acupuncture to enhance your immune system.
    Contact me through my website if you have more queries… (yes, writer, but also equine vet and acupuncturist!). PM me on my FB page if want, or via my vet page…
    Sleep… long-term…
    Hugs from NZ,

    1. Hi Lizzi, back up and getting my sparkle back, putting a blog article together just waiting on Dads lunch break to sort out the photos he took yesterday 😉
      My friends call me Cinderella because I’m not a party girl and always leave early. Loved all the advice I’ll be in touch thank you 😉
      Best wishes

  2. Dearest Charlotte, I wish you a speedy recovery! That’s so nice of your parents to let us know what’s going on. Rest up, relax and drink lots of fluids especially water! 🙂 Love and hugs from Canada! ^^ xx

  3. Get well soon, Charlotte. It must be so frustrating for you being laid up at such a busy time but your health comes first, so please don’t try to hurry things!! Take care of yourself and get better for Christmas. Best wishes. xxx

  4. Charlotte, my heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery! What a horrible experience to have to go through–so hard for you and your parents! Take good care of that beautiful voice–and get plenty of rest!

  5. Get well soon, Charlotte! I have 3 recommendations for you. 1) While you’re in the hospital, see if they will check your vitamin D levels. D3 has a HUGE impact on the immune system and wellness. 2) Get a net I pot and use it regularly. This will not only keep sinuses clear, but prevent postnasal drip that may cause sore throats/throat infections to start. 3) Take grapefruit seed extract. Its antiviral and antibacterial properties will keep any nasties from taking hold in your system, so illness either doesn’t happen, or is of much shorter duration.

    1. I couldn’t understand the Doctor very well in the hospital, but that’s interesting about the vitamin D I do take extra vitamins daily. I’ll have to ask my regular GP to see if they checked. Thank you.
      Best wishes

  6. Hi everyone, got home about 6pm yay, just watched the Royal Variety relaxing. Been sleeping on and off most of the day in hospital very boring! Glad to be home thanks for all your lovely comments xxx
    Best wishes

      1. Hi Pascal Thank you for your lovely messages and pictures, my Christmas banner is fabulous just need Dad to size it and get it on Facebook. Merci beaucoup. Much more energy today 😉
        See my new blog post later 😉
        Best wishes

  7. So terribly sorry for Charlotte’s stay in the hospital. Please tell her to rest up and not worry about us. We will be more than faithful listeners, awaiting her recovery.

    1. I have been taking everyone’s good advice, especially resting, drinking plenty of water and resting some more. I’m home at my parents now yay getting pampered 😉
      Best wishes

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