Monday, February 16, 2009

Jon: In Rare Form - UPDATE

Ok, so Jon's condition hasn't really inproved much over the weekend, so I decided to make an appointment for him today to be on the safe side before taking him to my sisters for the whole week. Well the first available appointment was at 4:15 p.m., which mean I now have to spend the whole day with boys.

(Alex & Jon are going to my sisters for the week, because my normal babysitter just gave birth Friday night and she is now taking two whole week off to spend with the new baby, I'm lucky that she isn't taking the normal two whole months, like most women do before returning back to work.)

Jon's diagnos:

He has a bronchial infection, so I need to up the number of times a day I give Jon a breathing treatment. Pulmicort twice daily for two week. Albuterol every 4-6 hours as needed for the next two weeks, but if his breathing starts to get better I may be able to stop the Albuterol sooner.

He has an ear infection in both ears.

And those tiny red pen-sized dots on his face, the doctor said, "It looks like he coughed really hard and broke some blood vessels, but that doesn't explain why the dots are now on his chest, back, arms, and legs".

So the doctor sent Jon to get some blood work done. He wants to make sure his white blood cell count is normal and also to make sure that there is not a serious bacterial infection in his blood stream.

Well we got the results and his white blood cell count in normal, but it will take 24-36 hours for the other. So I have to stay home with Jon until I recieve a phone call with the results. We don't want Jon around other kids if it's something bad.

Before we left the doctors office the nurse came in (I thought to release us with an antibiotic prescription, like normally) to say that she is going to give Jon a shot of a stronger antibiotic for his ear infections and if there is a bacterial infection in the blood stream, it will get a jump start on taking care of it. So not one shot, but two shots (one in each leg) and she tells me that this is going to hurt, since it is medicine.

Jon was one pissed off baby after this appointment. I felt so bad for him (plus I was worn out, the appointment was at 4:15 p.m. and we got to leave two hours later) that I went to McDonalds to get the boys chicken nuggets and fries. Notice I didn't say HAPPY's cheaper to by the adult meal and spilt it between them (four nuggets each and I get the last two). I always end up throwing whatever toy they get away because it's so cheaply made.

Hopefully I get some good news within the next 36 hours, so I can get a break from the boys....

How do stay at home moms or dads do this day in and day out without losing their sanity???

Valentine's Day Date

My night out on the town was not even worth it!

Andy and me went the mall and ate at Sarku Japan, since we failed at making a reservation at Biaggi's (a Italian restaurant, that we had a gift certificate to), then to the movies.

We saw Underworld: Rise of the Lychens. DUMB MOVIE, NOT WORTH SEEING IN THREATERS, actually not worth seeing at doesn't have anything to do with the first two to films, it was more backstory, than anything else.

Then to Andy's mom's house to pick up the boys and on our way back home.

After we put the boys to bed, I get ready for bed too. While laying there watching tv and relaxing, Andy comes in with a gift. It's a heart-shaped diamond accented necklace, very similar to the one that he got me a couple years ago for our one year wedding anniversary. I didn't say anything to him at the time. I thanked him and went to sleep, but the next day I did, and he is going to return.

This is what he got me, $58.00 at Wal-Mart (above), because I had asked for a necklace from J. B. Robinsons (below) that was orignally $99.00 and on sale February 6-8 for only $29.99 and he never bothered to go get and when he did go to get it, it was no longer on sale.

They aren't even similar, and the one from Wal-Mart was about the size of my pinkie.

So all in all I can honestly say had a crappy Valentine's Day. Yeah I know I'm complaining when things could be a lot worse, but it was the whole week prior to the day, that led too such a bad time.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Jon: In Rare Form

For the past week Jon has been fitting a tiny cough and runny nose...not enough to concern me with taking him to the hospital.

While come Friday, it got so bad that I needed to give him a breathing treatment.

Then, yesterday, (Valentine's Day), Andy and me decided to go out for the evening, so we called his mom to see if she would watch the boys for us, and of course she said, "Yes".

My Saturday with Jon:
  • 7:00 a.m. - Was woken up by Jon's coughing, so I got him out of bed, got him some breakfast (dry cereal) and water.
  • 7:10 a.m. - Alex is now awake, so I get him up, and straight to the toilet to go pee (yes, we are in the process of potty training, which he has no interest in)
  • 7:20 a.m. - Put pull-up on Alex and change Jon
  • 7:30 a.m. - Breathing Treatment, with repeated nose wiping
  • 8:00 a.m. - Get breakfast for Alex.
  • 8:05 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Wipe Jon's nose that has snot dripping out of it the color of pea soup (life id GREAT)
  • 8:35 a.m. - Make oatmeal for myself before I go exercise for the morning.
  • 8:36 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Wipe more snot from Jon's nose
  • 8:46: Get a couple bits of oatmeal in and then realize that I need to get ready to exerciser class (thank goodness I didn't need to take a shower before, since I'll just be sweating like a pig afterwards)
  • 8:55 a.m. - Out the door and to Jazzercise for an hour. (YES, an hour to myself, with no interuptions. Sure I have my cell phone on me, but you can't hear it over the music)
  • 10:15 a.m. - Finally in my car and on my way to the store to have Jon's Pulmicort refilled for the upcoming week.
  • 10:45 a.m. - Pulmicort in hand and on my my home.
  • 11:00 a.m. - Arrived home and as soon as I'm through the door the boys are ready for lunch (chicken nuggets, fries, and pears)
  • 11:10 a.m. - Back to wiping Jon's snotty nose
  • 11:30 a.m. - Sit boys at table for lunch
  • 12:00 p.m. - Boys are finally done with lunch and I wash their hands and face and wipe Jon's nose yet again.
  • 12:20 p.m. Change diapers. (Andy must of changed them while i was gone, because they were both semi-dry.)
  • 12:30 p.m. - Put boys to bed for nap.
  • 12:40 p.m. - Go back in room to tell boys to be quite and to go to sleep. (Jon was already asleep, so I only had to tell Alex.)
  • 12:50 p.m. - I decided that I need a nap, instead of a shower, even though I know that Andy ans me are going out later on for dinner.
  • 2:15 p.m. - Andy wakes me up from nap, so that I can get ready.
  • 2:20 p.m. - Still not up from nap, but all of a sudden I am, because I hear Jon coughing over the baby monitor, that sounds like he is about the hack out a lung.
  • 2:21 p.m. - Grab Jon out of his crib and notice that he had been sweating (or still is), because there was a nice wet spot on his sheets a little bigger than his head and his hair was all wet. I also notice that he has this rash (red pen-sized dots) on the left side of his face and some on the right side, but not a lot. And, oh yeah, he is still coughing uncontrollably and screaming and crying
  • 2:22 p.m. - Try to console Jon, I gave him some water in hopes that it might help with the coughing and then gave him some Tylenol.
  • 2:35 p.m. - Jon has finally stopped screaming and crying. His cough has subsided a little bit, and I'm back to wiping his nose.
  • 2:40 p.m. - Change Jon's poopy diaper, while Andy gets his shower in, before his mom shows up to pick up the boys.
  • 2:50 p.m. - Alex is now up from his nap and both the boys are whining for a snack, so I get them so them cereal, because that's what they wanted.
  • 3:30 p.m. - Andy's mom shows up.
  • 4:00 p.m. - His mom is pulling out of the drive way with the boys in the back seat.

So this was my day with Jon. Now that I've written it all down, it really doesn't seem that bad. But when you have a child who you can't get the stop crying for more than 15 minutes, you feel like you have somehow failed to protect your child and keep him safe. I don't know if this played a factor to the screaming and runny nose, but Jon is also cutting teeth (about 8)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Jon's Awesome Behavior

Jon, my youngest son, who is 14 months old now, has learned a couple of new things.

First of all, Jon is a screamer! When things don't go his way, he screams and after awhile it can been annoying.

New Awesome Behavior #1:
When he sippy is empty (or not the rightone) he will throw it on the ground and scream, flop on his butt and scream, and then throw himself backwards on the floor and scream some more. He has learned not to throw himself backward if he is not on carpeted area. Tile Hurts! Duh!

New Awesome Behavior #2:
When I see that Jon is ready for a clean diaper, I'll start to get it around (this way I'm not scrambling at the last minute being urinated on). Then I call Jon, who comes running with excitement, that is until he sees what I have in my hand. This is the point where he stops running towards me and starts to walk backwards, and starts (you guessed it!) screaming. Now it doesn't matter what is behind him, if he bumps into something he'll walk alongside of it until the objects ends and then continue on to walking backwards.

I can't wait for him to grow out of this phase! It will happen right???

Upside Down

Calmness in Our Lives

I am passing this on to you because it definitely works, and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace.

Dr Phil proclaimed, 'The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished."

So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off:
  • a bottle of White Zinfandel
  • a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream
  • a package of Oreos
  • the remainder of my old Prozac prescription
  • the rest of the cheesecake
  • some Doritos
  • and a box of chocolates
You have no idea how freaking good I feel right now . Pass this on to those whom you think might be in need of inner peace.

By Anonymous