Friday, January 3, 2014

frustrating fevers

**vent warning!** 
 I feel frustrated, but that could be from the lack-of-enough-sleep and worry. Rhys has been sick for three days with an off-and-on fever. He had no other symptoms, so I treated him with Advil and he would be fine again. But last night he started to cough, and I ended spending much of the early morning watching over him and getting his fever down and giving inhalers. I am tired. I thought maybe I'd need to take him into the clinic, but he was fine all day (after he finally decided to get out of bed!) And that's great! Except now his fever is coming back and so is his coughing.

I hate that when he gets sick I immediately start thinking worst-case scenario, such as ER trip and pneumonia. I hate that I now question every cough and fever. I hate that I seem to have lost my ability to determine a simple cold/flu apart from an asthma cough. And I hate that I stayed up most of the night with him, worrying over his health, and I'm no closer to figuring if he needs anything more than what I'm giving at home.

product recommendation

Rhys has some sort of sensory issue when it comes to his feet. He absolutely HATES having them touched, even the *thought* of them being touched freaks him out! I have had to hold him down, while bribing him and letting him scream, just to clip his toenails! sheesh! I'm sure you sensory-moms understand!

He's had a plantar wart on the bottom of his foot for a few months now and I was hoping it would go away on it's own (wishful thinking) But as it got bigger and more noticeable (and he started to complain), I started to worry about how I would even get a doctor near enough to his foot to even look at it (much less touch it) But guess what? We bought a box of the Compound W wart remover "pads for common warts" for has 10 colourful medicated bandaids in it. We let Rhys put them on himself and he was okay with that. And it worked!! Woohoo! His wart is gone!

So there you go, my product recommendation! It worked and there wasn't much fuss. Yay! No more wart and it didn't need medical intervention or me holding him down! (he did start to get anxious when the bandaid folded over and he couldn't get it on properly and I stepped in to offer help... but that was averted too)

I just had to share because I was happy. 
***and, no, I wasn't compensated for writing this. However, if Compound W....or anyone else for that matter.... would like to pay me, or give me free stuff to recommend, let me know and send it my way! *big innocent grin*

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Just a reminder as we start off 2014!
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