Wednesday, November 7, 2007

For the love of......




Seriously, it just keeps getting more interesting. We definitely need to change our last name so that we can better fit the persona of those in Spanish novellas. Apparently, our lives have to be REALLY full and interesting to keep the folks in heaven laughing. Our channel must be comedy central on their "direct earth" boxes. It makes me feel a bit better to know that someone can get pleasure out of all of this! So, yesterday, Sophie's cough was really junky. She was wheezing, and working pretty hard to breathe, her eyes were running snot faster than any nose you have ever seen. I swear that I stay home with my children, I give them lots of vitamins and immune boosting stuff. I guess going to the doctor's office every other day isn't working for us, because they are picking up the worst of everything there. Anyway, her ear looked like it was about to bust (those were the words of the doctor, not me), and she has a very strong immunity to antibiotics now. All of the ones they normally would try (remember she is still on them from Sunday's urgent care visit), won't work. So, we had to go with the potent shot. The problem is taht last time we just needed on, this time we need one a day for 3 days. Its a very painful shot, she screamed for about an hour, and then last night, every time she would stand, she would scream and sit down. It awful to watch. The doctor said that they gave her an insane amount of steroids while in the hospital (all of which were needed to help her live), and she basically has NO immune system at this point. What's scary about that is that she is not reacting to antibiotics well. So, no immune system plus no antibiotics to kill what you pick up equals not a good thing. Anyway, to add to the drama (since we all know you come to this blog for extra spice when your lives are boring, ps, I should be getting paid for those of you using these stories of my kids as your birth control, ask me where to send the check please), Aaron and I wake up with nasty pink eye this morning! Hoorah!!! He has an ear infection so bad that he can't hear. He has been mentioning that it hurt, I finally looked in it last night, and its bad. So, he will be at his own doctor this afternoon. AHHHHHHHH Take a deep breath.
So, with all of this going on, Sullivan has, let's just say, not been on the best behavior. He is being a great brother, and an excellent four year old. The problem is, we need him to be more of an 11 year old so that we can focus on Sophie. So, we are at our end discipline wise. Yesterday, I told him that every time he does not listen to me, I was gonna put an "x" on the chalkboard in the playroom. I told him that if he got 3 "x"s in one day I would not let his nanny and paw paw come visit. The wheels started turning in his head. He asks "What happens if I just get one "x"?" I said," nothing". "And if I just get two?" "Nothing, Sullivan, its when you get three that is the problem." He keeps thinking, thinking, thinking, "Mom, do you think you could put a circle on the board if I am good?" "Sure!" I am not sure what he will be when he grows up, but all I can say is "Lookout world, this kid is gonna be something big!"

2 comments:

The Mama said...

Oh Vicky...that kid is going places. He's a riot! Laughter in the midst of a strom.

Cristi said...

Oh boy, are your hands full. Love that picture and story about Sullivan. He can really provide some comic relief when you have the time to reflect on it, huh? Take care of you and this cloud has to pass soon. I wanna see a pic of YOU soon, skinny minnie;)