Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sick Week

Our poor little man had parainfluenza and croup this past week.  He started to get the cough Monday and Tuesday he woke up feeling pretty warm.  His cough was that barking cough so I decided to take him to the pediatrician.  Two of his little buddies at Mrs. Cathy's had had parainfluenza the week before and sure enough that is what our pediatrician said he seemed to have (along with the croup cough).  Luckily, he never had the strider breathing issue.  I was very prepared to stick his head in our freezer if that started to happen.  I took off two days and Carl took off two days.  His fever finally broke Friday evening and he was officially fever free for 24 hours Saturday.  Yay!

On the way home from the pediatrician.  This was at about 8:30 in the morning.  He never naps that early.

Wishing he could go outside.  He and Koal just watched the birds.

He was actually acting sick at this point.  He is not a big cuddle-bug, so when he cuddles he is either really tired or not feeling well.  This is how he played on the iPad for about 15 minutes.  Then it was like he regained his energy and was off again.

Playing "Monkey Preschool Lunchbox".  What a great app!  It has some concepts (biggest/smallest/same/different), counting, color identification, puzzles, all while the little monkey is being the reinforcer and every few items you get to pick a sticker.  Hunter loves it!

Like I said, he didn't act sick the whole time.  This was at the end of the night (even running a pretty high fever).

The disaster area... aka... his play room part of the living room.  This all occurs in about 5-10 minutes while we are getting breakfast ready.

I saw this idea on Pinterest, but it was through an OT/PT/SLP company.  I decided that Hunter would enjoy it as much as any other kid, and hey, if he is getting some PT in, it is a win-win.  When Hunter walked out of his room, he said, "Oooooh!"  He did the course twice, then was tired, and told me, "done" "off".  Carl told me I was very mean making our son do an obstacle course when he was sick.

Finger painting fun.

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