Saturday, February 27, 2010

More sick then I thought

So, I took the boys to the Dr Wednesday. She listened to the list of symptoms, then took a listen to them. She looked at Sage first and listened to his lungs. She gave him the all clear and said he's just getting over his cold and to keep up the humidifier, sucking snot out his nose and elevating him at night. Then she listened to Sky. He did not get a good report like Sage. Skyler has atypical pneumonia and ear infections in both ears. She said it's not so much to worry about as other pneumonia. As long as his symptoms didn't worsen. She put him on an antiobiotic that should clear up both. He was also told to rest, drink lots of liquids, use the humidifier, use his Albuterol, and sleep elevated.I was told to watch for fever and any other sypmtoms worsening. I left the dr feeling pretty confident about caring for both of them and getting them better. Then we got home. As the night goes on Sky's cough always gets worse. So Josh is gone helping a friend and it's just me with the boys. I get all the meds done and put Sky to bed. Thats when his coughing was at it's worse. He was coughing so hard I couldn't tell if he was getting enough air, but when I'd check on him it was obvious he was, but I still began to panic. One of the times I checked on him I noticed he was starting to look feverish so I woke him up enough for ibuprophen so it couldn't get higher. But the cough kept going. By time Josh got home I was scared to go to sleep cuz I was so worried about Sky even though I knew better. I've definately seen his breathing worse. I asked Josh to give Skyler a blessing before we went to bed. After that I felt much calmer, and about an hour later Sky's coughing was less and his fever was gone. Since starting the antibiotic he's slowly getting better and better. He's not coughing as much and is looking so much better. I can't wait for better weather so we don't have to be so worried about our boys!!!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sick Sick Sick

We've been sick in our house for the last 2-3 weeks. Well, it's mostly the little boys that have been sick. I started out with a cold a few weeks ago. By the end of the week Sky had gotten it. So there we were constantly wiping our noses and coughing our lungs up. But about a week later we were feeling much better and not coughing so much. Then Sage got more stuffy then usual and a little runny nose, runny and goopy eyes, and a slight cough. But he never seemed as bad as Sky and I had been. So we kept the humidifier going in the boys room to help both of them and did the best to relax and get better. For Sky that ment he got to play lots of games on the computer, and for Sage, not as much tummy time since it was hard enough for him to breath without him smashing his face into the floor. By Sunday everyone seemed to be doing much better until we sat down to dinner and I looked at Skyler's eyes. They were bright red with green goop in the corners. He didn't complain until I cleaned them up, then it was constant rubbing and crying that they hurt. We finished dinner then headed to Kids Care. Of course Layton's was closed so we had to venture down to the Bountiful Kids Care, but no visit with Aunt Diane since it was her day off. By time we got there Sage's eyes were a little goopy again so we had both boys looked at. Both have pink eye, and both got eye drops. The Dr asked if we had any other concerns. I mentioned their coughs, but said they seemed to be getting better. She said to keep up the humidifier and keeping their noses clear. So we headed home. I got the boys ready for bed while Josh went to the pharmacy for the eye drops. We gave the boys their eye drops then sent them to bed. (Can I just mention eye drops with a 3 year old and a 5 month old is quite the adventure.) And thats when it started. Skyler began coughing again. And Sage coughed a few times before falling asleep and his sounded deeper than it had before. So we've been watching them. Still running the humidifier, and pushing fluids with Sky. And the only thing that has happened is they've gotten worse. Sky coughed all through the night last night and at 4am made a weird sound so I went in to check on him. He was awake, so we went in the bathroom and ran the hot water to make it nice and steamy and cuddled to try to soothe his cough. It might have helped a little. He did get a few more hours of sleep before being up for the day. Then this morning right after i finished feeding Sage he began to cough and threw up his entire feeding on himself and I. So off to the Dr we go this afternoon. The only good thing is Sky hasn't been having asthma attacks this winter with his colds. But with him having asthma I worry about him when he gets sick. So we'll see the Dr today and hope for the best!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

president's day

Presidents day was a bang in our house. we woke up and decided to go on a "Adventure". our adventure involved a drive to park city and cruise main st, sky had so much fun looking at the shops!! he even took his picture with some mannequins, after we stopped at Ampa & M's house for a visit. which resulted in a dinner offer ampa suggested chicken but sky voted meatballs. so we went to ligoris and ordered meatballs for sky. the owner even snuck a few extra for sky, after one bite sky loudly exclaims, these meat balls are yucky!!!!! thankfully the owner had left before this took place, but a wonderful time all around, thanks ampa and m for dinner!!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sharing a room

We've finally moved Sage out of our room and into Sky's room. While I was pregnant we moved Skyler from his toddler bed (which is the crib, it changes to a toddler bed) into his big boy bed. We eplained to him we'd turn the little bed back into a crib and the baby would share a room with him. He was so excited. He wanted the crib put up so it would be ready. After Sage was born Skyler would ask every now and then when Sage would be sleeping in his room. One day he even got some tools out and tried to change the toddler bed back into a crib himself. Sometimes I'd lay Sage in Skyler's bed with him while I got clothes for the boys in the morning and Skyler would tell me that Sage told him he wanted to sleep in Sky's bed. At Sky's bedtime he'll ask when Sage will be coming to bed. They do good sharing a room. If Sage cries during the night so far it hasn't woken Skyler up. And when Skyler is crying or talking or whining in his sleep is hasn't woken Sage up.
Not only are they finally sharing a room, but I also finally got their room decorated. It's not longer just blue walls. They each have a side of the room. On Sky's side he has license plates bordering his walls, a moon that lights up, and glow in the dark stars all over the ceiling. On Sage's side are the Pooh Bear and Piglit that Aunt Lisa made.
Sage is loving the crib with his mobile and mirror on the side to play with. Skyler has been keeping his stool in their room so he can more easily see Sage and play with him when he's in the crib. If he here's Sage crying he runs down the hall telling me, "I hear Sage. I'll check on him." Then he'll come back to me "He's just crying. Go pick him up." And if I'm not fast enough, he lets me know. He's been a great big brother and a great help to me with Sage. Couldn't ask for a better boy.