April 30, 2009: By the time Thursday rolled around, Wyatt had had a fever for over 5 days in a row and he had developed a bad cough. I wasn’t really worried about Swine Flu, but a little voice in the back of my head started to nag at me, making me think, “What if he actually is a carrier for the pandemic and I just ignore it?” I logged onto the CDC website to look at the list of symptoms and it was like a checklist of everything Wyatt was suffering from. Of course, it was also a checklist of symptoms of a bad cold, but the fever had me pretty worried, so I called into Kaiser for a little peace of mind. The advice nurse decided that a doctor should check him out so we went in. When we got there, his oxygen reading was a little low and after listening to his lungs the doctor immediately sent a nurse in to give Wyatt a nebulizer treatment because he was having an asthma attack. Gah! I hadn’t even noticed! We went home with an albuterol inhaler and Wyatt has been taking it a few times a day since then. You’ll be glad to know that he’s almost completely recovered now, except for a lingering cough.
May 1, 2009: I took a minute to run around the house gathering up all the magazines I haven’t managed to read and I found myself with a stack of twelve! Pictured here, you see Cooking Light, Weight Watchers Magazine, Memory Makers, Wondertime, Simple Scrapbooks, FamilyFun, Martha Stewart Living, Cook’s Country, Scrapbooks Etc., Better Homes and Gardens, and Creating Keepsakes. I couldn’t find my two most recent copies of Real Simple. Yes, I know I have a problem.
May 2, 2009: Zach was in Reno for a bachelor party for the weekend, so I was home alone with two crabby, sick kids. (Augie and I had both caught Wyatt’s illness by then and Zach was suffering through it on his trip, too.) I refused to let Wyatt watch any more movies and the energy required to keep him from whining was eluding me so I broke one of my big rules and took the kids to Toys R Us for no reason whatsoever and bought them toys. Wyatt got this marble run, Augie got some fancy see through balls with stuff inside and I got myself a big Lego house kit.
May 3, 2009: There’s nothing cuter than a baby in sunglasses. Except maybe a basket of kittens…
May 4, 2009: Poor Buzz. Wyatt broke his leg off (accidentally) about two seconds before I took this picture.
May 5, 2009: Now that Augie is a super-crawler, he’s exploring all the nooks and crannies of our house. He especially loves hanging out around the vacuum cleaner.
May 6, 2009: Wyatt finished up his lunch for his after school snack.