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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Well, my 2 year old son has SHINGLES!

I just don't get how he got them. My poor buddy. My hubby had them a year and a half ago (when my sister had them due to her cancer) and they were both in a lot of pain.

Camden seems to be doing ok. So far it is not that big. He does scream alot when we put the topical antibiotics on it.

I just feel so bad for my little guy. It breaks my heart!

  
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ERUPERTO 8/12/2009 9:07AM

    From what the doc told me, they are contagious. So we are being very careful with the girls. My oldest (thankfully) is on vacation with her dad in Maine! So, I don't have to worry about her yet getting them. My middle baby, Ava, I have to worry about. Because she is all over her brother all the time. They are like best buddies. So, we will see what happens. My hubby had them a year and a half ago, and he was in a lot of pain. So, I just hope Camden will be ok. He just says BOOBOO and points to it and cries alot. It breaks my heart!

Thank you all so much for your comments, prayers, hugs and suggestions!

It means the workd to me you all care so much!

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QUIETCUPOFTEA 8/11/2009 10:59AM

    it's so hard when our little ones get sick! my kids all seemed to get ear infections - of course in the middle of the night. i remember trying to comfort them until i could c all the doctor's office. i hope your son recovers quickly...and the good news is, kids do seem to rebound fast!

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3CHIHUAHUA 8/11/2009 10:45AM

    Wow I never heard of a kid getting them either. How long will they last. You have 2 kids right? Will your daughter get them?

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RUTHANN05 8/11/2009 10:14AM

    Wow! I have never heard of kids getting the shingles. I hear it is very painful. I know they have shots that you can get when you are older and some medical insurances pay for it.

Give the little one a big hug for me. They are so precious at that age.

Good Bless.

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ARMYMOM46 8/11/2009 10:10AM

    WHEN SOMEONE HAS HAD THE CHICKEN POXS AND HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO THEM AGAIN THEY GET SHINGLES. SHINGLES ARE VERY PAINFUL AND CAN RECURE AT ANYTIME ONCE YOU HAVE HAD THEM. I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR LITTLE GUY CAUSE HE IS AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE TO GET THEM. I KNOW HE HAS TO BE HURTING AND I KNOW IT MUST BE HARD ON YOU FOR YOUR LITTLE GUY TO HAVE THEM. THROUGHOUT MY YEARS OF BEING A NURSE I HAVE SEEN ALOT OF PEOPLE WITH SHINKLES AND HAVE SEEN THEM IN SO MUCH PAIN. I AM SURPRISED I HAVE NOT GOTTEN THE YET. THE BEST ADVISE I CAN GIVE YOU RIGHT NOW IS KEEP ALOT OF CALAMINE LOTION ON HIM AND GIVE HIM OATMEAL BATHS. BOTH OF THESE WILL SOOTH THE PAIN AND ANY ITCHING HE MAY HAVE. SHINGLES ARE PAINFUL CAUSE WHEN SOMEONE GETS THEM THEY RUN ALONG A NERVE WHICH GIVES THE BRAIN THE SINGLE OF PAIN. I WILL KEEP HIM AND YOU IN MY PRAYERS SO HE MAY GET OVER THEM SOON AND NOT GET INTO ALOT OF PAIN.

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To journal OR not to journal....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Today is day one for my team challenge of blogging.

I can't say blogging is hard for me because it isn't. I like being able to get it all out at the end of a good or bad day.

Today hasn't been great but it hasn't been awful either.

I have eaten well, worked out 2x and am in an overall good mood. I can't wait to go home at 4:30 (but to an empty house today...never had that happen before!LOL).

My birthday was a week ago and not much has changed in the past year except my weight LOSS then my weight GAIN. The loss of my sister and before that her declining health but me in a bad place. I made bad choices, but at the time I didn't feel I had any other choices to make. Ice cream or an apple??? You choose after such a loss. I chose comfort. Now I am paying for that choice.

Weight is so much harder to get off! We all know that! I kick myself for choosing what I chose in my time of desperation.

But, I have managed to get back on track with a lot of hard work and friends that have my back when I need them.

I am in my 2nd week of WW. I lost 2.6lbs the first week! Which is GREAT, but I was hoping for 5! LOL! Tomorrow is weigh day #2. I have done good all week. I did break into my bonus 35 for a night at the beach. I just hope that won't ruin me! I did track it all in my tracker, so I did make myself accountable for it. Which normally, I would just skip that day and start fresh the next day. But I didn't, I tracked it all right down to the half a piece of fried dough. So I hope tomorrow, to be down another 2lbs. But I will take anything over 1lb. Anything less, and I think I would be devastated! I have been wkg so hard, it has to show on the scale. NO PLATEAUS YET FOR ME!

Next week will be a ROUGH one for me. On the 28th, it would have been my sister's 31st birthday. I had a hard enough time on my bday. Just not having her there to spend it with me tore me apart. I just hope I will get through the day. I think of my sister all the time. I have her picture up at my desk. I miss her very much. I look at the phone to call, think of things we would have done together, seeing her son grow up...She was so young, only 30 years old. My life has changed a GREAT deal since her passing.

I used to talk to her about concerts I would be going to (Blink 182 on the 6th) or how the little theater in my town is screening Jaws on Monday night (my FAVE movie). She would have gone with me to both. There is a loss in my heart now. I am glad we had so many fun memories.

I will be in a dark place on Tuesday. I can already feel it. I have decided to take off from work, which is what I should have done on my bday. I cried half the day! So instead I will stay home and be with my kids. Maybe I will get lucky and it won't rain here in MA! It has felt like Spring since summer started!

Anyway, I am trying to stay positive and look forward to what is ahead for me.

I am just thankful that I have another day ahead of me, because so many out there don't.

  
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WENDYSPARKS 8/11/2009 10:53AM

    Thank you for the nice blog! We all need to be grateful for each and evey day we may have here on earth. lol wendy

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VIVRE5 8/10/2009 2:29AM

    thank you so much for sharing these pieces of you. emoticon

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SHRYNKABELLE 7/31/2009 3:23PM

    Just wanted to stop by and say a huge thank you for all your comments and the goodies and feed appreciation! You're a true star, you know!

I can also tell you, from losing my own brother to bone cancer, that eventually you'll feel more comfortable with yourself and the fond and happy memories of your much-loved sister will continue to give you pleasure in the years to come. It does get easier, hun, although it may not feel like it right now, so just hang in there and take good care of yourself so that you can take care of your lovely family. You are such an inspiration to others and you are appreciated.

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WENDYSPARKS 7/24/2009 1:05PM

    CONGRATULATIONS on your weight loss! That is AWESOME!! You are such a nice person and I am glad you are my friend. GOD BLESS YOU! talk more soon, HUGS wendy emoticon emoticonAlso Happy Birthday belated!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KARENO5 7/23/2009 7:22PM

    2.6 is a great loss. I hope your next weigh in gives you what you want. WW is a great program. I lost 40 lbs on WW. I'm so sorry for your loss. It must be very hard. I know when I lost my mom 3 years ago holidays and birthdays were really hard to deal with. Take the day off that was your sisters birthday and spend it with your kids and do something comforting with them.

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DEBBIEDAY 7/23/2009 1:02AM

    HUGS & PRAYERS.....

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KAHLAN_SW 7/22/2009 3:36PM

    Congrats on your weight loss and good luck at the weigh in tomorrow! I'm sorry to hear of your loss of your sister and how you have been impacted. I am also very close with my sister and I can't imagine what life would be like without her. but if your sister is as great as she sounds 1) she'd tell you to stop beating yourself up about your food choices last year, it's in the past and time to let that wound heal 2) celebrate her life on Thursday and what a great person she was and how special her birthday is to you. try to enjoy the day.. because of that special day, you got to have her in your life.

And btw. Way To Go on journalling instead of scrapping the day. that decision is what proves that you are on the right path and are going to stick with this!

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Calendar entry for 7/21!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monitor your sodium intake. Less than 2300mg each day is ideal--that's about 1 tsp. of salt. Look for salt-free and reduced sodium versions of canned and frozen foods. And try sea salt, which is naturally lower in sodium.

  


Calendar entry for 7/21!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monitor your sodium intake. Less than 2300mg each day is ideal--that's about 1 tsp. of salt. Look for salt-free and reduced-sodium versions of canned and frozen foods. And try sea salt, which is naturally lower in sodium.

  


Calendar entry for 7/20!

Monday, July 20, 2009

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse."~ Stephan Dolley Jr.

  
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MAMAOFTWINS 7/20/2009 1:00PM

    That is so true!!!!!!!!

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