Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thankful Thursday and Update

It's me... Thursday Thankfuls coming at you with an update all rolled into one...

1.     I am thankful that our pediatrician realized on Monday that something is really wrong that Fuzzy keeps getting worse.

2.     I am thankful that Hubby was able to bring him straight to the pediatric specialist that helped us before, with no notice. 

3.     I am thankful that I am a stay at home mom, so that while Fuzzy was removed from all his asthma medicines and bombarded with adult strength steriods to take down his lung inflammation (his breathing capacity was at 75% ish), and adult strength antibiotics to deal with a raging sinus infection, he could cuddle up with me. 

And, lean on me, sleep with me, and cry with me holding him, because until the new meds started to work, it was really not fun.

4.     I am thankful that Fuzzy began to get better early on Wednesday afternoon...

.... before the raging rash hit him, and we found out that he was allergic to the antibiotic (and the steriods were surpressing the reaction at first).  I kid you not.

5.     I am thankful that the benedryl worked and we were able to stop the itching so later poor Fuzzy did have a good night sleep.

6.     I am very grateful that Hubby didn't call for the 'men in white coats' to take me away when I burst into tears asking for a Haagen Daz Ice Cream bar when he walked in at 9:30pm Wednesday after Boy Scouts, and instead went back out to get one for me.  (yes, the dark chocolate with chocolate ice cream)

7.     I am very thankful that Fuzzy took the new adult strength antibiotic this morning, and that (so far) there has been no allergic reaction. 

8.     I am very thankful that through this all Fuzzy's school has been very supportive and concerned.

9.     I am very thankful that the cold/cough I started the week with has gotten much better, although it is back into that lingering stage.

10.    I am very, very, thankful that 'momma told me there would be days like this', but really wish that there weren't also weeks, months, and years!  Ack!

11.    I am very thankful that maybe, just maybe, the worst is over, but I am knocking wood as I type this out.

So... that's my life in a nutshell.  I'll be back again soon.

be well,


coelha said...

Eeek!!  What a nightmare!!  Your poor son!!!  I'm so sorry he had to go through all that!  How scary that must have been for all of you.  I'm so thankful he is on the correct meds now.  How terribly scary!!  I hope he continues to get better.  Hugs to you and your Fuzzy!  Julie

preciousone25 said...

Awww.... YOU are amazing, so good that you find all the 'thankfuls' in everything!!!  Very good for YOU!!!  I hope you are both feeling better very soon!!


lv2trnscrb said...

oh my gosh, Dawn!! what a few days you and poor Fuzzy have had;I'm so sorry and can only hope you both are on the other side and climbing back up the mountain of good health

hugs to you all


astoriasand said...

Oh Dear I am sad to read your poor Fuzzy has been so unwell.Hugs coming over.I am praying all will be fine soon for you and how good was that of hubby to go get you your ice bar.Prayers for you all continueing and look after yourself Dawn you are a star.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand

krmprm said...

Dawn,  I hope both of you are on the mend.  Mommies would much rather be sick themselves than have a sick kiddo, right?   Praying the worst is over for you all
and the week ahead will be a good one.  Love that you're counting blessings.  Pat

lindaggeorge said...

I thought you'd gone quiet and was concerned something was wrong. Hope you've reached the turning point now.

Linda xx.

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,
Yikes ... with a week like that I'm amazed you can be thankful.  Hang in there and don't drink any "Evil Lattes"!!

eml625 said...

Poor fuzzy. I'm sure he's Thankful that he has you as a Mom...and that you and hubby were both there for him 100% ...May he get well really fast now !
big hugs,

ksgal3133 said...

Sending many prayers!


nightmaremom said...

sending good thoughts... hope Fuzzy is even better today

mleighin21st said...

Good Friday Morning!  Dawn, I hope this finds you and Fuzzy feeling better.  Those allergic reactions can be pretty scary.  Hang in there, kiddo!  Keeping you and whole family in my thoughts and prayers.  Have a great weekend.
                                         Hugz,  Leigh
p.s. How's the kitchen?

deshelestraci said...

Holy cow!  Poor child!  Sounds like a major ordeal!  Big hugs to both of you!

momiscool2 said...

Oh man, you've been going through alot with Fuzzy - I'm praying that the new medicine has kicked in and that it is working as I type this. And that he is in relief now.

I'll keep you all in my prayers!



tenyearnap said...

(((((Fuzzy))))) Poor kid!
It is tough on a Mom watching your kid be so sick. I'm glad your husband understands the NEED for Hagen-Daas at times like these.

chat2missie said...

I know what it's like to see your kid not feeling well and how bad you feel.  I hope Fuzzy gets better now!!
Missie said...

hope all gets better....thinking of you.....

glensfork4 said...

awww....hope it is better today......

(love the crab)


libragem007 said...

aww...that was so sweet of your husband to get out there just to get you the ice cream.
Hope things are getting better... and may it be a relaxing days  this weekend for you and your family.
Gem :-).

wwfbison said...

Wow, poor Fuzzy and everyone else too.  What a sweet hubby you've got there.  Glad Fuzzy is starting to feel better.

jmoqueen said...

oh good lord what a terrible week for poor Fuzzy and how good is your hubby to go and get you a delicious sounding ice cream :o)  You have him well trained xx
Glad Fuzzy is getting better x


sunnyside46 said...

you are inmy prayers as always

rdautumnsage said...

I'm so sorry to hear Fuzzy is going through all this hon! I'm keeping him and you in my prayers on the smoke he continues to be on the mend. (Hugs) Indigo

toonguykc said...

Sending you & the brood many good vibes.  Don't worry about catching up with blogs.  It gets overwhelming at times.