Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fabulous warm fall day!

Fabulous warm fall day for the family, and we needed it!

So, Alex has been sick this week; that was quite the drama. It started with just a little runny nose and a bit of a cough. It really didn't seem to be that big of a deal, but while playing outside one day this week he got real short of breath. This didn't seem to bother him one bit or slow him down, but it freaked Mama out when it didn't seem to be resolving itself.  Straight to the doctor we went. While the doctor didn't want to call it an asthma attack, it sure seemed like it. 

To help remedy the "wheezing episode," Alex had to have a breathing treatment. I'm not sure this helped any as it made him totally freak out. I was going to take a picture of sad sicky-poo with a breathing mask on, but it was not possible as I was having to use both hands and all my might (plus David's!) to attempt to hold him still and keep the mask on his face. The breathing didn't calm much during it because of the screaming and crying (Alex, not me!).  But the breathing did calm after that, and his oxygen levels were good. 

The doctor was concerned about the possibility of  pneumonia as he said that it sometimes presents with these symptoms, and he wanted Alex to get a chest X-ray. So, over to the hospital we went for more drama. Wow. Has anyone seen a 15 month old get a chest X-ray? He sat in a chair of some sort and they raised his arms and wrapped some sort of hard, clear tube around him so that he couldn't move. Luckily, I got to stay with him and hold his hands (stuck up above his head). And it didn't last long. But the X-ray looked normal! Whew!

 Today he still has the runny nose and a little cough, but we haven't had anymore "wheezing episodes" and there has been no fever. We headed outside for some fresh air and sunshine! Just what the doctor ordered! (Okay, not really, but what the doctor had ordered so far had just caused a lot of drama!)

The Pineville Fall Festival was GREAT! 
(Okay, I am starting to sound like Heather Morris.) 
Have you and your kids seen Nigel and Friends?!?! We love them!

 Check out Rachel in the Nigel mosh pit!

And Rachel climbing the rock wall!

Alex had a good time even though he was confined to the stroller most of the day. 

Rachel in the spinning strawberries!

And the slide!

Alex did get to ride the carousel, and he loved it! Due to technology glitches, we have no picture of it. Sorry. But he signed and said, "More!" when it was over. He liked the horsey :-) 

So, we're on the mend here and the sunshine helped! Feel free to keep sending "get well" vibes our way!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Episode 1: Scientist Rachel

Scientist Rachel and the Slug

(When she says "just a second" and it goes black, hang in there. She comes back.)