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Hi ladies, can't wait to see all of the pictures from the weekend. It sounds like you all had so much fun together. I am jealous. Wish we could have been there, too?
We went to Charleston, SC
DID YOU KNOW...............????
....I was just wondering where everyone was
....then I remembered it's 4th of July weekend!!!
....just another weekend for us!!!
....this was the weekend jerk wanted both kids for his birthday
....Eloise ended up staying home with me!!!
....she was actually off school all last week with the flu, but I had already arranged for only Addison to go anyway
....I told jerk that she didn't want to go & if he wanted her to anyway then she couldn't go til after her dance classes!!
....he chose to let her stay!!
....she has laid on the lounge all week!!
....Thursday evening she went to dancing as she was feeling a little better, she had a sore back from being on the lounge & her teacher gave her a good stretching & fixed her right up!!!
....2 other kids in her troupe were in quarantine for suspected swine flu, so I kept her home Friday too, just in case
....neither kid actually got tested as their Drs said that by the time the test came back they would be better, so they just gave them the meds anyway
....one of them was getting better after the first day, so the Dr said to save the meds in case either parent got it, next day their Dad got it really bad
Helen, I am glad you and Eloise got to have some nice relaxing time together?
Glad Eloise is starting to feel better!?
I have a few friends who have swine flu....actually, at my hospital they are saying that if anyone presents with fever and cough and/or sore throat, they are automatically treating it with tamiflu for swine flu....regular flu season is over and everyone presenting with those symptoms is testing pos for h1n1, it isn't worth it to test everyone so they are just assuming it is?
It has all looked good on paper....my work has said that any employee with those symptoms must be off work for 7 days and will be given tamiflu (also some protocols for patients with those symptoms)....they set up this pretty little number, that was supposed to be your one stop call to getting everything you need?
Talked to my bf the other day (she works there) and she was SO sick, could hardly talk and couldn't get out of bed.....I called work for her to get hte number and they were really nasty about her being sick and needing to come off the schedule for 7 days.....convinced her to call the number knwoing the clock was ticking for tamiflu to work......she finally called, left some messages, was told "there are several calls ahead of you, we will get back to you when we can"?
By the time they finally did, it turned out they weren't the ones to give her the tamiflu....they just wanted to drill her on who she got it from/who she had contact with.....which gets you a "hmmm, let's see, everyone from doctors to patients has had it, pick a name b/c who really knows"......they tell her to call another number to get the tamiflu for her and her family?
Call after call again, leaving messages, no return call......day super called her and was upset that they weren't calling her, so she called the house super who said "well, they are skelaten crew b/c of the holiday so they might not even be in"....great....by the time all this is said and done, she is now hitting the deadline and really can't take it anyway....so she has had to suffer the full brunt of it?
She also tried calling the base clinic to do a telephone consult, hoping they would just give her the rx...but they were closed for hte holiday...she could have gone to the ER here but she would have had to wait forever and a day...AND, everyone we know of who has gone to the ER with the classic symptoms of swine flu has been blown off?
Or, treated for somethign else entirely....they have taken to giving antibiotics, apparently...which does NOTHING for a virus?
The girls have an entire family who have been down and out with what one would assume to be swine flu and they gave them inhalers (they don't have any respiratory issues) and sent them on their way....I personally woudl avoid the ER here to if I could, lol?
The funny thing about the whole thing is.....our unit manager also got swine flu, her symptoms started during the day (same day as friends, but only hers was at night)....or so she says?
She has a facebook page and put a thing on there about how she has it, then the next day put "either tamiflu works wonders or it was a sinus infection"....later that same day put something about wanting the aches and pains to go away, that she was still sick....then the next day (yesterday) she had messages and pictures about her day....she was out and about town at her sons baseball games and at our minor league teams baseball game?
I am just sort of WTF.......she is OFF work but going around in public....wow, what a great role model SHE is....the whole reason you are off for 7 days is b/c htat is how long you are considered contagious....glad to see she doesn't care if she makes random people (and children) sick?
Not to mention, we have
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...Helen, I'm glad Eloise is feeling better?
...hope Addison came home and was ok for you?
...my heart and mind is heavy today for a friend...same friend that spent 12 solid hours with us for Nat's heart surgery, because she's btdt MANY times with her sone with a very complicated heart condition?
...the actual cath procedure isn't stressing, it's what they'll find when they're in there?
...he's in surgery right now?
...and this cath will determine whether or not he'll have an open heart surgery soon?
...so, if you could spare some prayers and positive thoughts, that'd be great?
...we're zeroing in on our listing date?
...just wrapping up loose ends?
...and getting all butterfly'ish?
...Wednesday is the new day?
...I'm wishing my lazy girls would get up, I need to run to the store to get stuff to make for dinner to take down to the hospital for my friend?
...I feel wrong for not being there, but she's opposite of me...she doesn't WANT people around while he's in surgery...she likes quiet so she can pray and meditate?
...she wants us down there, once all the news has been dealt, so I'm going to take them dinner, if I can ever get to the store!?
...I think I'll make my Hawaiian pot roast...it should travel easy?
...we're also in the midst of planning my mom's 60th birthday?
...ah...when it rains it pours?!?
...we spent the 4th at the lake?
...I swear, that near-miss accident with Natalie has all but ruined boating for me?
...I don't like being outnumbered by my children on the boat?
...I need to feel like I can save them, should something happen, but when there's 3 of them, one being very dependent on me still...it's overwhelming?
...I love boating, but I HATE taking Owen?
...I'm a good swimmer, and know I could save 2, but not sure if I could get to 3...wears on a mommy's mind?
...he loved it, but still...
...and we went to a lake that is a huge party lake, which is fun, but it's also got very bad ju-ju as there are LOTS of drownings on it?
...one last weekend, in fact?
...CREEPS me out?
...I'm pretty sure we were the only sober ones out there ~ lol?
...I have a dad that...well...drinks a LOT, and he NEVER partied on his boat, so I'm pretty much a stickler for being sober when driving a boat, and I realize that's not a common thing?
...he had 5 friends die on a boat when a storm blew in (when we were little), and because none of them were sober, they couldn't get off the lake?
...they left 14 children without fathers?
...my dad's never taken a sip on a boat, at least not when I'm there, since?
...and my dad drinks like a fish, otherwise?
...so, it was fun, but my mind is always working overtime out there...always protecting my babies, and it's exhausting?
...the fireworks over the lake were gorgeous, though?
...stayed at a hotel with a nice pool/jaccuzi?
...and now it's home and back to work today?
...Karol, loved the pics on your blog?
...love the golf cart parade?
DYK...I keep thinking...last week at this time we were getting ready to head to the waterpark and have a fantastic day. UGH being at home sucks! Need to clean up the house this morning (sil and niece are stopping by on Wednesday on their way to the other side of the state and then they will be back on Saturday to spend the weekend.) and then the girls and I NEED to get out of this house!
Didn't do much this weekend. Chance was supposed to be off on Friday, but ended up going to work from 10am until 5pm. He only came home at 5pm because I suggested going to Old Chicago for dinner since Arionna and Alora had coupons for free meals from the summer reading program. Kaylee was spending the night at a friends, so figured it was the perfect time.
We went to dinner and then watched the Princess Protection Program (cute movie...which Chance slept through most of). He woke up after the kids were in bed. He hadn't fixed the problem for work, so he ended up staying up most of the night trying to fix it.
Saturday, he didn't wake up until 11am. I went and ran some errands while he played with the girls. Took the girls to the Alora's school so Arionna could practice riding her bike without training wheels! A friend gave her a bigger bike, and it doesn't have training wheels, so it was time to learn! She did great!!!
We watched the fireworks on tv from NY. Arionna does not like loud noises, so going to watch the fireworks here is not an enjoyable experience. Watching them on tv is perfect!
Sunday we were supposed to go to a friends for dinner. She called about 11 to say they have been overwhelmed from getting back from vacation and she just couldn't do company. So much for not having to make dinner!
So, today is trying to get back in a routine and out of this funk!Oh, and I had my blood work done for my cholesterol before I went to KC. Drs nurse called and said my cholesterol was STILL high (after increased meds and me starting to exercise for the first time in 10 years!). My LDL and HDL look good, but my triglycerides almost doubled! I just don't get it. I'm not eating any different (sometimes better, sometimes like I was...but not worse) and I've been exercising! SOOO frustrating!!
Lauri, how is Cole's hand? Definitely keep a close eye on him if he gets stung, again. Allergy reactions can get worse over time. Poor kid!
Missi, I'm sorry the weekend wasn't as relaxing for you. It's amazing that people don't see an issue with drinking and driving a boat! That is part of the reason we stay home on holidays like that...just can't stand the idiotic behavior of some people! Lots of positive thoughts for your friend and her son.
Christol, it sounds like you have a nice birthday planned for your mom. Can't wait to see pictures of Claire in the parade. Are your kids tired of swimming, yet? lol!
Helen, glad you and Eloise were able to spend a quite weekend at home. Is she feeling better? How was the early morning wake up? Glad all her costumes still fit!!
Christy, sorry you are dealing with such tough situations. How are things with softball?
Kelley, how are things since you guys are back home?
Happy Monday to all!
DID YOU KNOW..............???
....Marie, do either of your parents or any of your siblings have high cholesterol??
....mine is high & because Mum's is also high the Dr said that it is genetic, so even though you start to eat well or exercise that it will often stay high
....mine refused to go down too
....I'm sorry you are feeling funky, I know the feeling well
....everyone sounds as if they are having a good summer
....I generally hate the thought of school holidays, I just can't find a way to entertain the kids that they will both enjoy or that I can afford, although at the end of the summer this year we went to the pool a couple of times & I found it to be quite inexpensive as costs go & I can sit under a tree & read while they occupy themselves
....next week is the 2 week winter break though & I'm stumped!!!
....Eloise is going to a musical theatre camp in the 2nd week, but Addison is hard to entertain & I need to try to keep him away from the bad influence kid
....Missi, I'm glad you are getting things on track for listing your house
....I can understand your anxiety at the lake, it's now illegal to drink & drive a boat here since a few bad accidents, but it doesn't stop the idiots still!! Also youngish guys are just reckless
....the early morning wasn't too bad, except I couldn't get to sleep til almost 4am!!!
....when I woke Eloise at 630 it was still dark & I think it must have been the coldest morning we have had so far!!!
....the kids got off on the bus OK & I came home, got Addison up for school & onto his bus & went back to sleep
....stupid me slept on the couch & didn't wake til after lunch, which means it's now 2am & I'm not ready to sleep yet, I just gotta get outta this cycle!!!
....I tried the Temaze the Dr gave me, it's recommended you start at half a tab and build up to see what strength you need, 2 WHOLE tabs did nothing to help me sleep!!!
....I have tried just about everything before the meds, I'm just stumped!!!
....better go & try to wind myself down again, I have a busy day tomorrow, I can't spend the day sleeping again
Helen,Yes, it does run in our family. My brothers was high and all he eats is fish and veggies...no red meat, no sweets, nothing. She said it was up to me if I wanted to go on a different med that should help, but she said if I dropped dead tomorrow..that would be the reason. Would prefer not to drop dead tomorrow...thank you very much! So, I'm on new meds..will check again in 3 months to see if it is helping.
Not being able to sleep is SOOO frustrating! The more you can't the more you lay awake thinking you must. I hope you figure out something that helps! Good night.
Cole's hand is doing much better. The swelling is almost gone. I did call his pediatrician today and they were very much in favor of taking him to an allergist. So we have an appt on Wednesday. They won't do any testing then but just talk to us and decide what the next step is. I feel like it's better to be safe than sorry as they said the next reaction could definitely be a lot worse.
Christol, kuddos to you for letting that Mom and kids stay at your house. I sure hope she doesn't go back to him but I understand how that has to be especially with kids.
Marie, sorry to hear about your cholestrol. I'm in the same boat, I need to go back to be tested again but I'm afraid I haven't been doing so good on the low fat diet and exercise.
Karol, looks like you guys had a great family getaway. We stayed at a brand new Hilton Garden Inn in St. Louis and loved it!
Helen, hope Addison is OK when he comes home. Let us know!
Kelley, where are you? Haven't heard much since you got home. Check in when you can and let us know how Madalynn is doing.
So I found out a couple weeks ago that I'm going to be a Great Aunt! My niece who is in the Air Force is pregnant. Sadly she's not married and not even really dating the dad. She just went to Korea the beginning of June and found out a couple weeks after being there. She is trying to come back home and just be in the National Guard or something like that in order to be with my sister to have the baby. She's due January 25th and although not planned, pretty excited about it. It will be nice to have a baby around again! BTW, she's 23.