Monday, October 25, 2010

If you want to destroy my sweater

Derek's a little wheezer these days.

He got sick this weekend.
It was just a little cold.
But on top of his seasonal allergies flaring up, it got the better of him.

Illness seems to hit him harder than other kids.
I hate watching my baby struggle to catch his breath.

Luckily I had some medicine left over from when he was hospitalized in spring of '09.

And in a moment of clarity, I remembered that I was a registered nurse BK,* so I was able to get him through the weekend without having to spend hours in the emergency room.

*Before Kids

I got him an appointment today in pediatrics.
He was a' wheezin'.

And so he's on nebulizer treatments.
And steriods.
And Singulair
And Zyrtec.

It's rough being a walking allergy sometimes.

But he's still pretty darn cute.

And apparently more than a little proud of his letter knowledge.

On a totally separate note, I have to share this conversation between Josh and Alex tonight.

Josh: Alex, you look like your daddy, you know.

Alex: No. I look like my Mommy!

Josh: What parts of you look like mommy?

Alex: We both have longer hair. And we have earrings. And my legs have a little bit of hair on them, and so do mommy's!

Can't a girl catch a break? It's practically winter already, even if the forecast calls for a high of 87 degrees on Wednesday.


gina marie said...

Both my guys have asthma...it stinks! Hang in there. BTW your photos are REALLY good!

Taylor said...

If you want to destroy my sweater.
Hold this thread as I walk away.
(As I walk away)
Watch me unravel, I'll soon be naked (gasp)
Lying on the floor
(lying on the floor)
I've come undone.

You're welcome for that.

Erin said...
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Erin said...

Ahhh, music from the good old days. But, I think you just dated all of us.

I was going to ask WHY you are dressed in shorts and shirts but you answered that. So, I'll tell you we had wind gusts around 50 mph all day today. Evidently it is as windy here as in Mtn. Home. Yippee.

Christina said...

I love that song.
I am not ashamed.

I'm sorry your little man has been sick...that is so hard on a mom's heart! Hope he gets better very soon.

Joyce said...

Aww, he's a cutie! Hope he's feeling better soon. The south is a tough place to be if you are an allergy sufferer!

Missy said...

What a cutie pie! And you are hilARious!

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

I have never heard that song. Now I have to go google. I have to say though, that your son makes that neb mask look absolutely adorable!