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Sick kids again

December 4, 2012

Reid has been struggling with a wicked cold again.

The poor little guy sounds like he’s going to hack up a lung.  He’s even got an inhaler now.  Not a fun time.

It would be nice if the weather would turn cold, instead of the up and down we have had lately.


Sick continues

November 11, 2012

After a couple more days, everyone is actually on the mend.

It took a trip to the doctor for three of us, with prescriptions for different things.

Reid is still snuggling, but seems better than he was yesterday. Hopefully this time it sticks.

Sick family

November 8, 2012

We have all been sick for the better part of the week.

First, Tate had a fever on Sunday night.  He was a bit better Monday and went to school.  On Tuesday, he had a fever.  By Wednesday, he was better.

I have been up and down throughout the week.

Reid has been sick as well.  He has had a fever on and off over the last couple of days.  He spent about 7 hours glued to me yesterday around naps.  He usually is really…… busy.  For him to be this laid back, it is a sign that he is really sick.  About an hour after he gets some Tylenol, he bounces back is busier, but he is still not himself.

Hopefully everyone is better by the weekend.

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Mid summer busyness

July 21, 2012

Our niece has been in Sick Kids hospital in Toronto for the past week.

Her mom has been going to see her every day, which has thrown their family’s schedule off.  Their three youngest kids have spent quite a bit of time at our house this week.



January 21, 2012

It’s been a long week.

Our trip to Indiana, with the blow out ( kind of set the tone for the week.

Monday was a busy day.  By the end of the day, Tate ended up throwing up.  A few times, over night.  Fun.  He took the day off school, and he spent most of the day sleeping.  He missed hockey, and stayed home from the Tuesday night program at church.

Tuesday morning, it also looked like Reid was going to be sick.  He threw up a little bit, but not much.

Then Sandra got hit on Wednesday.  I felt a bit iffy on Wednesday night, and slept for a bit.  After Tate went to bed, I felt better.

Then, on Thursday morning, I woke up feeling a bit funny.  Not a fun day.  Between sleep and other unpleasantness, a long day.

We were getting ready to put the boys to bed.  Reid was fooling around in a clothesbasket, and fell back and whacked his head, really hard. It bled.  At the end of it, Sandra took him up to the hospital.  It ended up not needing stitches.  They were home in about four hours, which isn’t bad for a trip to the hospital.

Friday morning still wasn’t great.  When Reid got up, he would walk about two steps, and then fall down and crawl.  Very unlike him.  After debating what to do for a while, we ended up dropping off Sandra and Reid at the hospital. After another four hours, it turned out they could find nothing wrong.

We still have to watch him over the weekend, and take him back if there are any other problems.

Friday was another day of napping.

Everyone has been sick this week.

Hospital visit

October 27, 2011

Reid started coughing Tuesday afternoon with a barky cough. I took him to our family doctor around 5:00. It’s a cold, he’ll be fine.

I was out with Tate and hit home around 9:00. The cough for worse. We called the after hours service. Ultimately, they said to go to the hospital. We signed in at 10:37. Around midnight, we got into the back. At least one of us is sleeping.

I debated driving to an outlying hospital, about 40 minutes away. I may have been in my way home by now.

After about 10 minutes of waiting, we were taken to a room with a bed.  A few minutes later, a nurse came in and said that Reid had a low fever.  He got some tylenol and a gown.  She said he had textbook croup, and would probably need an oral steroid.   Shortly after that, he went back to sleep while we waited for the doctor.

I settled in for what I expected to be a long wait.  After about half an hour later, the doctor came, and confirmed he had croup.  A nurse was to bring medicine, and we could go him.  I got his pyjamas on, and by the time the medicine came and was administered, we were ready to go.

He was in bed and asleep by 1:40.  Three hours sounds kind of bad, but for our local hospital, that is pretty good.

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