Wednesday, October 07, 2009

My crazy Life...

So, This week has been a whirlwind of activity!
Began with the Fox Tri Club's meeting with Kristin Steede from the last season of the Biggest Loser. I love that show. As sappy as it is. That girl is so genuine and so enjoyable to listen to. If you ever get a chance to see her I highly recommend it. She even is going to become a TRIATHLETE next year. I haven't been able to get much of any kind of workouts in lately but I did manage a 1.5 mile run on Tuesday and I kept up a pace of almost 9 minute miles!! (Woo Hoo) That was 6.6 for the speed on the treadmill.

On September 15th we discovered we apparently grew a kitten in our garden. No Mom, with umbilical cord still attached and eyes closed. We have been bottle/ syringe feeding her to help her grow, but she developed some kind of infection and didn't want to eat... ended up getting severely dehydrated and an infection. So, insert 3 days in ICU for animals, hooked up to an IV with antibiotics and tube feedings. I even received a phone call at 3am on Sunday from the vet saying they were losing her. Try that for a nights rest. Useless. But being that she has such a huge WILL to live, we ended up naming her Willow. She took a turn for the better by 10am and began taking her feedings. She is one heck of a fighter. Someone suggested naming her Amazing Grace, which would have fit too.
Now we are feeding her every 2 hrs and meds twice a day.

Enter in Zeb. Monday had a cough. Tuesday, woke up with a fever. Time to stay home from school... as the day progressed he added nausea, neck pain, sore throat, and runny/ stuffy nose. He has just been miserable. Unfortunately, nurse direct said "It sounds like H1N1, but stay home and treat with tylenol, for the fevers. Otherwise you can try cough meds, but they don't seem to be working" She was right. Delsym, didn't seem to help. We have tried sudafed, too. Zeb kept asking for me to get something to help him, but I tried to tell him there is nothing, but he kept asking. Poor kid. He has a bucket constantly by his side now, along with ginger ale, tissues, thermometer, garbage bucket and cool wet wash cloths. Tomorrow he will be missing day 3 of school (and a cool field trip). I told the teacher I will pick up his homework tomorrow.
Thankfully I didn't have a lot of extra things going on today, but I did have to miss work this am for Zeb. Hopefully he will be feeling better soon!

Now the older boys have discovered Ebay and are patiently waiting for some games they bid on. Ok, I have got to try to rest....