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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I think we've reached the end of the rash of strep in this house--and I mean that literally, HA! After being at the hospital for clinical on Tuesday, my being seen at the clinical on Wednesday, and running Beckett out to Urgent Care on Thursday, I thought we were done when all looked good on Friday!! NOT. Paxton woke up from a very lengthy nap on Saturday afternoon feeling, you guessed it, pretty crappy =( Fever, sore throat--you don't have to tell this nurse what that means!! Back out we went! After a trip to Wal-mart's pharmacy (and a Spongebob Squarepant thermometer, THAT tripped the alarm when we were leaving, later) I truly think we are done with this round, fingers crossed!! I did tell Kurt that if he came down with it, he was driving himself out to that campus because 4 trips in 5 days was enough for me!!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Since I am not a Black Friday shopper, my big venture out of the house yesterday was to take the little boys to see Disney's Tangled. This was the 50th animated film put out by Walt Disney Studios and it delivered =) The boys loved it and I enjoyed it a lot too, except for what it cost--YIKES!! As I was buckling Beckett into his carseat afterwards, he asked if we could stop at Walmart and get Tangled on DVD!!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Well, not the whole day and for nothing major, thank fortune! Yesterday afternoon Beckett was showing the same strep symptoms that I was, so a quick call to our family physician resulted in him beginning antibiotics along with Momma. This morning, he came in for some snuggles and Kurt and I noticed the telltale signs of a rash. Oh joy. Since we weren't sure if it was an allergic reaction or not, that meant we needed to see a Dr. Since it was a holiday, that meant our only option was the hospital--Ugh. He was a trooper though and the Dr we saw told us it was a strep rash, AKA Scarlet Fever. Nothing to worry about, keep taking the ABX for the strep throat and he'd be just fine =)
Hope everyone had an unexciting Thanksgiving!!!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Boooooo-hiisssssss!! Yup Momma has a nice case of Strep Throat =( "Luckily" I developed a life-threatening allergy to Penicillan several years ago, and now when I need an antibiotic, my Dr prescribed a "Z-pack" so I can take 6 pills over 5 days instead of 40 pills in 10 days!
With lots of rest today and my beloved Zpack, I hope my appetite is 100% for turkey day tomorrow =)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
So this past weekend we were in the Dells while Kurt had meetings and the kids and I hit the waterpark. Once we were back in the room, Arielle was a HUGE help to me in putting the finishing touches on my patho/phys paper for my Grand Rounds--I mean SUPER HUGE =)
When we got home on Sunday night, Kurt took charge of the little boys so I could get my display board all assembled for my presentation on Monday. Arielle also ran over to my parents so I could print (again) all of the items I needed for the big project. On Monday night Kurt's parents kept the little boys so I could get it alllllllll together for the big day. WHEW!
Lugging it all downstairs on Tuesday, I was greeted by the sight of a dozen yellow roses--a good luck bouquet from Kurt =) The good news is, it's all over except for the grading!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
I know, I know---I didn't post my menu last week! It was an abbreviated week anyway since we were in the Dells for a couple of them and that means munchies in a hotel room, which is always a fun time!!! This week is kind of busy too with parent teacher conferences and a B-day party at the end, but I am cooking! And as always I'm linking up and am telling you to check out what's over at http://orgjunkie.com/
Monday: Steaks on the grill, baked taters, mixed veggies
Tuesday: Goulash, corn
Wednesday: Pulled pork sammies, potato chips cottage cheese
Thursday: I'm still in class---graduating in May though!
Friday: Ham steaks, scalloped potatoes, green beans
Saturday: Chicken in some way/shape/form
Sunday: My nephews b-day party, I'll take something and won't cook later, HA!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
The home tours are continued again, hosted by http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/ complete with lots of links to other bloggers. There was a week where guest rooms were the focus, but with 4 kids, there IS no guest room--HA!
So we are onto bathrooms. We have 2 here, one up and one down. They still carry traces of their 1940's post-war era design elements--some I can live with, some not so much!! The "tile" seems to be original (in quotes b/c it is a plastic-type of material, not at all what you think when someone says TILE). I recently painted the previous PINK wall tiles in the upstairs bath, along with the FUGLY wooden sink cabinetry that is currently there. I have to say it is a HUGE improvement, and I shouldn't have waited so long. You may notice bare bulbs in this bathroom--I need new light fixtures to flank the original medicine cabinet (there is a slot inside labeled "razor blades"!) so rather than put up the ugly ones after painting, they are bare. Both bathrooms have glass shower doors which I HATE, so they are covered with white cotton shower curtains.
Downstairs the room probably started as a powder room and at some point a stand-up shower stall was added, borrowing some room from the den next door. A couple of years ago my talented Dad took out the vinyl linoleum and laid white tile and replaced the FUGLY wooden sink cabinet with the pedestal sink that is more in line with what was most likely there to begin with. The "tile" here is yellow and now that I know how easy it is to change the look, I think this will be a summer project for me!!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Two little words. They SEEM innocent, and maybe even make you think it means something really grand, right?! Yah, well I am here to tell you not to be fooled!! To a nursing student, grand rounds mean stress with stress gravy, a big side of stress and some stress for dessert!!
Grand rounds mean different things to different schools actually, and for me it means a huge project on an assigned disease process or surgical procedure. I've been given COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and I've had to complete a very detailed pathophysiology paper which addressed my clients history, medications, lab results, signs and symptoms, potential complications of his disease and more. We also have to prepare a teaching portion to be presented to our fellow classmates, cover the nursing diagnosises pertinent to our client and have a way of testing the class on material we've covered. Needless to say, it has consumed every non-working/sleeping/eating hour I've had in the last several days--thus the reason for no new blog posts =( I have completed 95% at this point, so I am breathing easier and can explain my absence!!