I'm not feeling that great right now but I wanted everyone to know that for the most part, Carson is doing okay.
Charlie and I must have picked up something from the hospital because we are both sick. We have real bad colds. So now the key is to figure out how to prevent Carson from getting it as well.
Carson hasn't had ONE nap since last Thursday(before surgery). He is real clingy and it is almost like he is scared to fall asleep. I hope this is temporary. I have had to rock him to sleep or Charlie gets him to fall asleep on him, and he is in our bed every night. He has waken up in the middle of the night and he is crying. So Charlie and I have to comfort him and then we can usually get him to lay back down as long as we don't move. He is on Loratab (pain med), Amoxicillian, and we took him off of Zyrtec and put him on another one that also causes drowsiness but nothing will stop him. He is bouncing off the walls but not like when he is just full of energy. I'm giving him the pain med every 4 hours right now because when he gets to around 3 hours, he tells me his throat is hurting. So I can't wean him off of that yet. He has been waking up at 5:30-6:00AM every morning and is on the go til around 8 or 9 at night. I'm doing all I can to keep up but now I'm feeling even worse with this cold. He hasn't eaten very much. He will eat Jello and has had some applesauce but wouldn't eat mashed potatoes, meat loaf, noodles, yogurt, or pudding. So this hasn't been very easy. I feel bad for him because every time I turn around I'm giving him more medicines. Between his eye drops, ear drops, inhaler, and oral meds, I believe he is taking 12 different things and some of them are repeated 2 and 3 times a day. So this crazy schedule is enough for me to be forced to be on my toes at all times.
Thank goodness for signing time videos. He has been watching a lot of those videos, and he also likes Scooby Doo and Flintstones. So we have tried to hang out in my bed or the couch and watch these videos. We played with play dough, cars, colored, and my mother bought him an etch and sketch and he loves that. It has been real good with helping him draw circles and write the letter X. We are working on those two in OT. So with all the activities above, he has really been working on his motor skills so Nancy should be proud since today would have been our regular day with her. That is about all of the excitement going on in our house.
Charlie went back to work Monday but he is getting off a few hours early and so far has spent every night at my house. I do feel like we have turned into an old married couple. I have done a lot of cooking an thankfully we have enough to have leftovers for the next few nights. I made a big batch of Chicken and dumplings, BBQ Brisket, chicken salad, 2 pans of meat loaf, peach cobbler, and about 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies, I've been laughing and telling everyone that after I get Carson okay, I will be blogging about crash diets and starving to lose weight. Oh well. Gotta have some fun while I'm home bound. We have also rented a couple of movies to watch. Anyone seen any good movies lately let me know. This is my new life until Nov 14th.
I did get to get out yesterday for about 15 minutes to vote. Everyone was talking about how long the lines were so I was kinda looking forward to that so I could just hang out and not be inside of my house. Well I showed up and was in and out and back home within 15 minutes. Oh well, maybe next time.
Anyways, I still have some pics of Carson from Halloween in his costume and some cute ones from OT and a few of the boys at soccer and of course Carson in the hospital. So when I feel a little better, I will be posting.
Thanks to all of you for you phone calls, e-mails and comments. It is nice to have so many wonderful people in our lives. We really appreciate you taking the time to think of us. The phone calls have been wonderful because I'm actually talking to someone who is an adult. I have tried talking to the TV a couple of times, but just not very fulfilling. So all of you talkers, keep the calls coming. Your helping me stay sane. :-)
High Park, Toronto, ON
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