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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I was worried about my Patrick all morning. Yesterday his oxygen level was 94% and the doctor put him on prednisone. This is the first time he's needed oral steroids for his asthma. I kept him home again today and took him back for a recheck of his oxygen. It was 98% and he can go back to school tomorrow. This has been his worst bout with asthma. I just hope his coughing ends soon.

Anyway, I just wanted to share that he is doing better.
Chris

  
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SHELLKAYE 3/11/2010 9:23AM

    Glad to know that your son is doing better. I was a Registered Respiratory Therapist up until 1 1/2 yrs ago, when I became an at home Mom. I can relate to how tough these times can be for you.

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/10/2010 6:54PM

    We had a situation like that last October with Jacob. He ended up in the hospital over the weekend and hadn't even officially been diagnosed with asthma yet. Now I have both boys will allergies and asthma. Our nebulizer gets quite a workout after supper with their Pulmicort (preventative) treatments. Glad to hear that he's doing better!

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Good News

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Well, I debated all day about this. Patrick, my 11 year old, has been sick and I took him to the doctor today. That made the accurate doctor's scale available to me. The last time I was weighed was Feb 16. It hasn't been a month yet. I usually don't like to weigh myself more than once a month, if that. My clothes have been fitting better, so I did it. I stepped on the scale....

WooHoo!! Thank goodness I've come down some!!! I've lost at least five pounds! I estimate my beginning at 200 since I refused to get on a scale when I believed I was over that mark. Now I'm more motivated to keep at it.

Thank you all of my Spark Friends for keeping me at it. When I get below that 190 mark, all of Iowa will hear my WooHoo.

  
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IOWASHUTTERBUG 3/9/2010 11:24PM

    WOOHOOO!!!!! Way to go!
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SHELLKAYE 3/9/2010 8:38PM

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You're doing a great job and now your seeing the reward. Keep up on the good work.

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TLROYER 3/9/2010 7:09PM

    It feels good, doesn't it? Keep up the great work! Terry

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PVGAL26 3/9/2010 6:56PM

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Linda

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Fun Kid Quote

Monday, March 08, 2010



This picture is from 2005 when I was pregnant with my twins, Sean and Bridget. At birth Sean weighed 8 lbs 8 oz and Bridget was 6 lbs 12 oz. Yes, four months of bedrest and a circlage paid off: big healthy babies.

The twins are now four and I was showing this picture to them one morning. I was explaining that this was when they were both in my tummy. Sean got really angry and yelled at me, "Mommy, don't eat me again!!"

  
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TLROYER 3/9/2010 9:19AM

    That's a riot! Thanks for sharing.

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SHELLKAYE 3/8/2010 8:28PM

    That's funny. emoticon

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/8/2010 2:53PM

    Too cute!

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ROLYPOLYPUDDING 3/8/2010 11:09AM

    Ah, out of the mouths of babes !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My work weekend

Saturday, March 06, 2010

After last night, I was ready for a new job. Over ten hours of busy pharmacy work. I work in a hospital, so it's not the type of job most people associate with being a pharmacist, ie Walgreens. We make sure all the med orders are entered correctly, check for drug and allergy interactions, adjust doses for renal problems, answer nurse and physician questions, check all the meds the techs fill for the floors, and a slew of other medication related jobs. We were busy, I was tired.

A better night sleep and a new day brightened my outlook. Both days I did an elliptical routine before work (I go in at 12nn), but today's was easier. I even handled the traffic slow-down calmly, even though it made me 30 minutes late. Work has been much better today, so I won't be looking through the want ads just yet.

I'm really happy that I was able to fit in some exercise both yesterday and today. It wasn't my full routine, but it was something. I've also noticed that my work clothes are fitting better. There's some progress being made.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend.
Chris

  
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BUSYMOMOF_4 3/7/2010 2:21PM

  You're obviously on the right track. If you are already noticing a difference in the way your clothes fit, then keep up the good work. A little goes a long way. At least that's what everyone keeps telling me!! emoticon

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IOWASHUTTERBUG 3/7/2010 9:27AM

    Good job on working out before work and staying calm. Have a great Sunday!!

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/7/2010 7:40AM

    Great job on fitting the exercise in! Have a great Sunday!

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JETTER4 3/6/2010 9:16PM

  Sounds like youi conquered!!!

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Husbands-part 2

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Thanks for listening to me vent the other day about my husband. I've settled down a lot since then. Brian has taken a few steps to a healthier him this week. We went on our second walk last night, first one on Sunday. He stopped taking his 24 hour antihistamine and switched to a short acting to get him through the night. He noticed he was much more awake yesterday. He waited to nap until I was putting the twins to bed. Baby steps, which is what Spark People is about.

I've been downloading more songs to my ipod. While on the elliptical yesterday, "I'm a work in progress" by Alan Jackson came on. I laughed thinking how it applies to Brian and me. I know he'll be more active when the weather improves. I just have to be patient. He really is a wonderful husband, and I shouldn't gripe about him so much.

Have a good day and enjoy the warmer weather.

  
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ASMPP1 3/4/2010 7:01PM

    We all need to vent at sometime. Yes, I can imagine what the kids did! emoticon

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MOM-OF-SIX 3/4/2010 2:58PM

    Yes, that picture was taken at Lauritzen Gardens last summer. We went during the Railroad weekend in Omaha and Council Bluffs. You can get in free (or at least at a discount, I don't remember), which is a plus for the eight of us. The Western Heritage Museum and a few other sites participate, all with free or discounted admission. There are also buses that go between the sites. Our oldest took the picture. You can imagine the groaning from all of our embarrassed kids!!

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SHELLKAYE 3/4/2010 2:19PM

    We all need to vent from time to time. If we don't let things of your chest, then we would go crazy. Then it would be hard to take care of the one's we love. Have a good day.

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TLROYER 3/4/2010 1:06PM

    Not only do my kids and husband drive me nuts somedays, I even drive myself nuts at times :) Is that picture taken at the Lauritzen Gardens? Have a great day.

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/4/2010 9:55AM

    You can vent anytime! I'm the same when it comes to griping. I know that my husband and boys are wonderful, but some days they just drive me nuts. I wouldn't give them up for anything though. Have a great day!!

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