So this week I lost 1.8 lbs. It's not much, but after gaining two weeks in a row, I will take it! I still have to lose .6 to get down to where I was before I gained! I wasn't motivated this week to exercise at all. I exercised 2 days; today and this past Tuesday. Both of those days I did the Biggest Loser on the Wii. One of those workouts earn me a ton of activity points. I want to try do so the game at least 4 days this week. I'd really like to do it everyday. I bet I'd lose a lot this coming week. My friend Rachel is much more brave than I am. I will not do a before pic because I look disgusting! I do not post full body pics of myself anywhere for a reason! Maybe after I lose a bit more I will be brave.
This week was not a very good one. My 2 1/2 year old son, Shane, got really sick on Wednesday night. He was being very whiny, like he is when he is really tired. He just wanted to be held constantly. When I got ready to lay him down, I noticed he was burning up. I took his temp around 9 pm ish and it was 101.4. I went to town and got some children's acetaminophen and gave that to him. I checked his temp an hour later and it had gone up to 102.2. I couldn't give him more of that medicine and the store was closed so I couldn't buy ibuprofen. I took off his shirt and had him sleep like that. During the night I felt his head and the fever seemed to have gone away. He was moaning and crying in his sleep all night. He got up at 6:30 Thursday morning and he was burning up again. He said he hurt everywhere and was coughing a lot. I gave him a warm bath which seemed to cool him off a little too much. He was shaking and clattering his teeth in no time. I made him a doctor's appointment for 1:45. At the dr's office he had a temp of almost 103. Ears nose and throat were fine. She checked his urine and he didn't have a uti. She could tell there was something not right with him though. His fever was too high and he was still crying and moaning there so she thought it was probably more than a viral infection. She had us go to the main part of the hospital and get blood drawn and chest xrays done. His white blood count is supposed to be around 14,000 when healthy, it came back as 31, 000! There was also a spot on his lungs and since she couldn't see anything else that could be wrong, she decided to diagnose pneumonia! We then had to go to the ER to get this massive dose of an antibiotic that required 2 shots given at the same time, one in each leg. 2 nurses gave the shots and another nurse and I held him down. I wanted to cry. He was screaming. The high white blood count had me extremely anxiety ridden. My older sister and one of my younger 1st cousins both died of cancer and that is what immediately came in my mind. The doctor called me from her house on her day off to ask how he was doing and to tell me that so far everything has come back normal. They did some cultures of his blood and urine and if something shows up when the results come back, they will let me know. She said even the chest xray didn't show a big enough spot to really be pneumonia. The white count though made it clear it was a bacterial infection, but we still have no clue where. It could still be pneumonia that had just started. His fever went away really quick and hasn't come back so far. He is now on this liquid amoxicillin that he absolutely hates. I have to force him to take it. Not fun at all. I did take a taste of it and it is disgusting. It looks like sour milk but is supposed to taste like oranges I think- yuck! He is at his dads right now and I am guessing he is doing fine. Shane never gets sick, so this was a bit scary for me.
Today was my mom's 56th birthday! We went out to dinner and did some shopping. I ran in to an old friend I used to work with while I was at walmart tonight and got a hug! Bill was always the best person in the place.
Well that's about all folks!
~Carrie or Ezmerelda ;)