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Christmas Time is Here
Hunter Green: Just like the arrival of colder weather, gray skies, and the jolly fat guy in the sleigh we welcome the 2007 holiday virus. We started Ben's "sick plan" yesterday afternoon which mainly involves increased nebulizer treatments. It's the same cold that has made Joan and Jessie miserable for about two weeks now.
I have to say that Ben certainly is much stronger than in years past. In the brief time it took me to complete that first paragraph I had to walk downstairs three times to suction Ben's trache. All three times he had already cleared the phlegm. If we can control the coughing and which will allow him to rest we won't be so worried.
It is so funny how much he wants my attention until he feels rotten. He's literally clung to Joan since she got home from work Friday night. According to his mother, typical little man.
Mulberry: Injury report (for the football fans). This Sunday I'm listed as "probable." This is quite an accomplishment for me since I injured my back last Sunday. At the end of last weekend I was on the "doubtful" list.
Although I've had a sore aching back in the past I've never had it do what it did a week ago today. After cleaning our den and kitchen I was returning a few items to the kids' rooms when it felt like a small claw reached up from behind me, grabbed just above my hip bone, and then try to yank me to my knees. No lie, it literally brought tears to my eyes. I know some of you have to have had a similar experience. Two or three days of not being able to sit, stand, sleep, or even breath without severe pain.
As it it turns out once again having an exceptional child had its benefit. I took the advice of Ben's physical therapist Thursday at his appointment and the results have been dramatic! If you get a chance to read this before our next visit, thanks Jessica!
Cranberry Red: Despite Ben's cold we've had a great family weekend. Friday night Jessie spent the night with my mother. Joan and I stayed up until almost four in the morning watching movies. The weird thing was that we felt like teenagers on a date. We didn't even have to fight sleep....until Jessie called yesterday morning around 10. Then we felt old again.
Today is cooking day. Me and Jessie are starting preparation of our Christmas Eve turkey dinner with my mom. She'll fly our Christmas morning and be in Baton Rouge in time to watch our Cajun niece and nephew open their gifts. Fun stuff, people. Fun stuff!
We hope you are enjoying time with your family as well this weekend. Greet everybody warmly, hug your loved ones, and relax in the warmth of joy and peace.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
On the Palette...