I said on facebook that our computer is broken so I couldn’t blog for awhile. The borrowed laptop is still at our house, though, and I have stuff to blog about. I’m just full of surprises.
Besides our computer being sick with a virus, that it should recover from next Tuesday, we still plan on getting a new one, since our old one is almost 8 years old now, and in computer years, that’s ancient. We’ll just do a bit more research, and hopefully get updated soon.
Unfortunately, the computer isn’t the only thing that got sick in our house. Elias has had a light cough for a few days that has turned into a heavy cough yesterday, that turned into a wheeze this morning. We don’t like wheezing, so I brought him into the weekend clinic this morning.
After being checked out, the doctor thinks it’s RSV again, or croup. He doesn’t know for sure which one. However, since he has a history of RSV, and if you get it once, it’s likely you’ll get it again, he’s leaning towards that. Fortunately, it’s not at the hospitalization level like it was last year…at least yet. He’s older and stronger this year.
Still, we picked up a prescription for some steroids. He said if it’s asthma (which he doesn’t think it is because the wheezing would be lower in the lungs for asthma, though in a small child, he said, it’s difficult to tell) the steroids would help a lot. If it’s RSV, it would help some, and may keep him out of the hospital. If it’s croup, the steroids won’t help, but won’t hurt. So he’s on the ‘roids for now.
The other thing that makes the doctor think he doesn’t need to be in the hospital now is he still wants to play, and he’s still drinking (although he hasn’t eaten anything all day.) If he stops drinking, or stops playing, we need to bring him in to the hospital. The wheeze is on the exhale right now, and if that changes where he’s struggling to get air in, that will be a problem.
I feel like I’m just blogging about sickness lately, and I don’t mean to be so dramatic! Overall, we’re a very healthy family. We don’t have any major health problems, and for that we are so thankful!
Other than that, life has about returned to normal after our eventful Christmas. Knut is skiing more and more in preparation for his race coming up at the end of February. He’s hoping to get at least 3 hours in this afternoon.
I’ve been sewing and knitting during naptimes and other sleeping kid time. I’m working more now on that then I plan to once the online store is open. I just want to have a stock built up so I have something to start with. I think the start up time is more than the maintanence time will be. It’s a good time, though. Knut is in his “off” season on the farm, and is home so much more now to help out and pick up the slack so I can do this. He has been so supportive. I’ll admit, it’s been so fun. The planning and sewing and knitting and crafting in general.
He is still working, though. He goes to meetings and seminars. However, he’s home in the evenings, and on the weekends, and some random days during the week. Sometimes he’s done with work at noon. So it’s been very nice to have him around.
I’ve gotten my license approved and ready to sew and sell “La Di Da” diapers, which is a relief that is done. Not only will that be good publicity to be listed on her site as one of her approved seamstresses, it will be sort of a quality seal on my diapers. I need to get one more license done, and that’s for the wool covers I’m making. I’m hoping to get a license through “Little Turtle Knits” diapering items, since I’m not a pattern designer, and her covers are in my opinion, the best. That process is a bit more involved, though, so I don’t think I’ll be able to have the wool covers in the store in time for the grand opening. I am working on having everything ready, though, so that when the approval comes through, I’ll be able to list them right away.
So Elias and I might be laying low until Elias recovers. Hopefully his wheezing doesn’t get worse. These things always happen on the weekend, don’t they? When the clinic is closed and you have to go to the emergency room. I’m hoping, though, that since he is a year older than when RSV hit him last, and he is 26ish lbs now, and he is still active, that this will pass quickly. Last year when Elias had RSV, the other kids had colds, which our doctor told us is just RSV manifesting itself in older children. So far, no one else in the house is sick, and I’ll do my best to keep it that way.