3.05.2008

Happier Days



Allie had happier days like this a few weeks ago! She's got her phone, birdie toy & a dozen Hawaiian "pritty ecklace" (s) on. :) So cute how she would put them all on & run to find me to say, " Mommy...LOOK! Pitty ecklace!" Of course, Loren & Lindsey are all saying "So pretty!" to her & she was thrilled. Well, I'm ready for those days! Allie hit her 3rd cold in a row (over the past few months)...and for almost a year now we've avoided the major asthma meds (oral steroids) & Dr. visits because we've been able to nip the colds before they got bad enough to really kick in heavy asthma symptoms (more later on what I've found that has SAVED us on early nipping of colds). Both she & Lindsey have asthma & have done so well for about a year. SO! Allie is a trooper. This time the cold was just too nasty. BJ & Jake got it really bad & then Allie got it. I tried everything but the heavy wheezing set in along with major cough attacks & wasn't going away. Nebulizer treatments every four hours (10 min breathing treatments...and done with ease now that she loves to watch Elmo, Little Ponies & Caillou! Yes! Gone are the days of the headlock to get through a treatment!), Flovent (daily inhaled steroid), oral steroid dose for the next few more days, constant coughing, off and on wheezing & runny nose..the kind that get's rubbed all over the face! She has been a sad & tired little lady & therefore...mommy is very tired too! It's still nothing like her MAJOR asthma episode last year where she was almost hospitalized so I am relieved but today...I was so tired! It's all getting better.

So, I have a few pics to share. About a month ago or so Loren was in the school spelling bee for the 3rd grade & got 3rd place. Loren was in it last year as well & got 3rd place. Two years in a row! We are so proud of her. She loves school & it is so nice that she is independent on her homework! :)
This was really cute. Loren & her best buddies at school planned a special outing to see the Spiderwick Chronicles movie...just after Valentines Day. Just Moms & girls. They had all read the Spiderwick series & had been talking about going together as soon as they realized a movie was coming out. We had this same group of friends over for a playdate the other day and they are cute together. Making up plays, singing to songs, tramp games. Loren said it was the best play date she had ever had!
Well, that's about it for now. On the mend over here! Sorry Gpa D. for not posting Lindsey's "He-man" pushups video. Coming soon. :)






7 comments:

Melissa said...

So, what has saved you on the colds? I am dying to know! We all just had bad ones here. Luckily, we rarely get them, but I'd still like to know what you do to stave them off.

Miss Erika said...

I am glad you are on the mend... and so sorry that your little one's were sick! Hope things get much better quickly!

Lindsay said...

SO sorry to hear about Aly :( Hope she feels better soon- and you too!!

CaLM RAPIDS said...

I'm guessing asthma runs in the family--like runny noses. My Erin is the asthma queen here. Jen's Zach and Joe and Ari's Taylor. They all have had enough of it!! Let us know what you do for colds--we do vitamin c and zinc and lots of handwashing. Hopefully it's helping.

Michelle A. said...

I'm so sorry about Allie's asthma. It must have been so worrisome to have to go back to her treatments - although, I can see your point about not having to hold her down to give her the treatment! Lindsay putting together that movie day with moms and friends was really sweet and congrats on her getting 3rd place. As you posted on the 5th and it's the 12th, I hope everything is going normal and everyone is healthier! Take care Megan!

Tamar and Trevor said...

sick kids are no fun and so sad. Sometimes I wish I could get my hands on a suction catherter and suck it all out for them. I am glad to hear that you are all on the mend. Spring is just around the corner so hopefully that means healthier kids. I am also dying to know your secret to fighting off colds! Don't keep me suspense for too long.

Whit said...

We know the whole cold crap too! It was a hard winter for us. It is nice that it is starting to warm up here and we are all feeling better!