Friday, October 30, 2009

Flu update

10:44 p.m.
Shelby DOES have a temp in the 100-101 range. Thank GOD she started Tamiflu yesterday. Hopefully the fever will be the only symptom she gets! We called Chicago to just give them a heads-up and they said she *should* be o.k. since she started the antiviral so early. Please pray. Scott is feeling much better and little Miss Avery played up a storm today. She still needs to drink and eat more and has a stuffy nose and cough, but is MUCH, MUCH better than yesterday.

11:51 a.m.
This flu is SCARY stuff!!!

Avery was really bad last night (we called on the on-call Ped and were debating taking her to the ER). Her fever was 104 w/tylenol! She was drooling and just staring at me, but then fell asleep in my arms and looked much calmer. She woke several times in the night crying and we kept up on the tylenol, but woke at 11 a.m. this morning...FEVER FREE. She ate some breakfast and is drinking some juice. We were really lucky to only have a about 36 hours with this stuff...but they were pretty dramatic. Now, we just pray that the fever doesn't come back as everything I've read says that's the time to worry.

Scott is still very achy and is going on 12 hours of sleeping. No high fever for him, just a low-grade one that didn't last long.

Shelby started crying when she learned she had to take Tamiflu. There has been so much talk in the school about H1N1 that she was really scared. Prayers please that no one else comes down with it!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Flu.

Scott is miserable, Avery is burning up and coughing and Shelby will be started on Tamiflu after school today. Prayers, please, that it passes quickly through this family.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Flu?

Scott came home from work today - no fever yet, but stuffy nose, sneezing, cold. When I got home around 6 tonight, I picked up Avery and her forehead felt hot. Her temp is in the 101-102 range and is sleeping next to me right now. Please, do not let Riley & Shelby get this!

Monday, October 12, 2009

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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Congratulations Riley!

Riley was 1 of 39 Rockford school children awarded today for her fire prevention poster. She won 2nd place in the 4th grade category. We are so proud of her, and, by the above picture, you can tell she's pretty proud of herself, too. Way to go Riley!Shelby wore her fake glasses all day and has picked up Daddy's habit of taking self-portraits.

Little firefighter Avery

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Better now

The meds made me feel so much better. I hit the ground running and put in 40 hours in my 25-30 hour week job. It was nice to be back at the school and interacting with my after school program.

Shelby went back to school last Friday, had her follow-up x-rays for her broken finger on Thursday (Yea! It healed fine.), and has an appointment with her local GI, Dr. Deutsch, for a hospital follow-up and labs again. We have to make sure her ANC keeps heading up.

Riley did not feel well earlier in the week, but recovered just fine. Avery has decided that she does not need to go to sleep at night, so we've been dealing with that fun in the evening.

And the BEST news is.....Scott will start working tomorrow at Rockford Gastroenterology Associates!!!! His CNA instructors called him up a few weeks ago saying that they got a call from GI Assoc. looking for a CNA and wondering who they would recommend...and they called Scott. I'm so happy for him that he is being recognized for all his hard work he is putting into his classes. For now, its a PRN (as needed) position, but hopefully will lead to a regular part-time schedule. He'll work 10-hour days possibly up to 3 times a week so that will be quite an adjustment to his homework time. I'm so proud of him!!!!! :-)

That's all for now (thank goodness!) for the Martin 5...