I've been trying to sleep all night.... but no. Not likely. It is now around 6am and I still haven't had much sleep. All night (and throughout the day yesterday) my son has had this wretched cough. It is so loud and constant. He has asthma, but at first I assumed it was just a regular cough (I myself get sick when the season/weather changes). Tonight, was much worse than last night, though. Tonight he was coughing so much he couldn't sleep. So at first, I was up all night, googling what it could be and ways to help it. I was about to go start a shower, so that we could utilize the steam, but something told me to read the comment section of the article I had just read suggesting the steam (and other things such as a humidifier). Apparently kids with asthma shouldn't do the steam treatment, especially after already taken some kind of medicine, as it can trigger an asthma attack. My son has never had a legitimate exaggerated-looking asthma "attack" but he wheezes unusually, really deep in his chest and his oxygen levels get low over the course of a couple days. He gets sluggish and fatigued. His temp goes up. So that was scary to think about considering he's at school most of the time. So once I chucked it up to being asthma related, I dug out his nebulizer and gave him a treatment. It's been about 30 minutes since the treatment and he's still coughing, but much less so. I have not laid back down and am still staring at him and constantly flipping him back over to his side (he's more comfortable on his back but coughs a lot while in that position), but my panic mode has been deactivated. He's finally asleep... I'm not sure if I even want him to go to school today, considering the night he had. I kind of just want him to rest... He's an out of zone kid though, so his school has stricter attendance policies for those kids.. :/
I need sleep, but I won't go to sleep 'til I know he's fine.
To make this weight loss related...
I 'stole' some of my brother's soda out of the fridgerator like 20 minutes ago. I try not to be up before sunrise, because I have acid reflux and if I don't eat for more than 5 or so hours, everything feels like a burning hole. However I was up, because I was caring for my son. So I reasoned that soda was the most filling, because it is kind of just a carbonated filler. I didn't get a lot of it. Only like 5 or 6 oz, if that. Just something to take the burn of the acid reflux away... which I know will come back to bite me later... People with acid reflux shouldn't have soda... We shouldn't have a lot of things really.. haha.
Which reminds me of this odd thing I did the other night. I drank almost an entire carton (like quart) of low acid orange juice over the course of like 6 or so hours. By the end of the carton, the back of the roof of my mouth burned and my insides burned. I got a headache (which just wore off tonight) and my head felt really heavy. It was odd... I deserved it, haha... Shouldn't have drank all that orange juice. Another thing I'm not supposed to have, even if it is low acid.
So yeah, that's what I'm up to right about now. Hope you guys are having a lot of success.
Thank you everyone who commented on my last blog (the Mother's Day one)! I did not reply to any of you yet, as I needed to be somewhat over the situation first, but I appreciate all the helpful and concerned people who understood where I was coming from that day. You are amazing people.