Friday, December 14, 2007

Scary Stuff

Katie Starr has been talking more about monsters lately and about things scaring her like bugs and such. All of the sudden she yelled out to me this evening as she was hanging off the side of the couch ;-)....MOM!! There is a monster here!!!! I walked over to look next to the couch for the monster and saw her shadow..LOL I told her "Honey that is just your shadow!" and proceeded to explain what a shadow was and then helped the story along with a visual of hand puppets. She loved that :)

I love age is really amazing!!

On another scary note the "E" man is really sick. We have all had a bit of a cold this week and Katie and I threw ours off within a few days of getting it but not Ethan. Yesterday he started with a cough that by the evening sounded pretty bad. That along with a fever prompted me to run him into the doctors office this morning. I just wanted to err on the side of caution before the weekend came. Well, good thing my mama instinct is honed as he has a bad case of bronchitis bordering on Pneumonia. We have him on the breathing machine every three hours to open up his bronchials. The Dr was shocked to find out that he had only been coughing for one day. I think that with Ethan I will have to err on the side of caution for the foreseeable future as he came to us in such a weakened state. He sure does not seem weakened though when it comes to taking the nebulizer treatments. He fights it tooth and nail and it is so horribly upsetting seeing the writhing, sweating, kicking, crying and screaming that goes on. By the end of it I am covered in sweat as well. We go back in Monday to evaluate his progress. Hopefully he will throw this off as quickly as he got it.


Angel said...

Oh, I hope Ethan gets better very soon.

Tamara said...

I am so glad that you and Katie Starr are feeling better and hope that Ethan feels better soon.

Tammie said...

I can just see you explaining shadows to Katie Starr. It sounds like a lesson filled with love & fun.

Sorry to hear that Ethan is so sick. Poor little guy. It has to be so hard for him to not understand what's happening & for you & Marc to have to witness this. I'm home on my own nebulizer treatments this weekend too. I'm sure that the treatments will help your little guy!

Call if you need anything.

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Love, love, love the shadow story but not the news about Ethan.

Sending get well wishes for a super quick recovery.

Please keep us posted.
love me

kris said...

I was thinking how do you really explain what a shadow is to a 2 year old? Then the hand puppets :O) I need all the tips I can get...

Sorry to hear Ethan is so sick, hope he feels better soon.

M3 said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear that Ethan is so sick. That just bites, and to have to give nebulizer treatments on top of it - eeesh. No fun for anyone. Sending good thoughts.

Karen said...

My son hates the masks too, I can send you one of the adult tubing kits if you think it will work better. See my blog for what it looks like. Christopher only tolerates his treatments this way. I can borrow :) one from my work, if you think it would help. Does your mask have an animal on it, he may like those better too - I can probably get you one of those too. Just email me and let me know. I know how hard it is to get these treatments in and TIME consuming!