Category «Healthy Living»

RSV season – Raising awareness for the little ones.

Let’s talk about RSV. Most everyone knows what this is. It stands for Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Sounds scary, but the fact is, most all kids will get this by the time they are two years old. Most all cases are mild and resemble the common cold. But RSV is serious for babies born premature (before …

The Insane Turkey Syndrome

There is a label given to every ailment known to mankind. All you have to do is Google your symptoms or check WebMD and there you have it. Your diagnoses. After Thanksgiving dinner at my parent’s house today, as usual, we all became slow and sleepy. And we started blaming the turkey. Turkeys get a …

Sometimes a nurse should not be a nurse

I am suffering from a sinus infection. I’ve never had one before. I never want another one again. A headache started last Tuesday and grew in intensity over the next four days. I had a cold and just assumed this was something that was part of the bug I had. My headache was constant. Unrelenting. …

All children deserve good nutrition

Imagine yourself sitting with your child, looking at his soft fuzzy hair, seeing his innocent little eyes looking at you. Imagine the sadness and worry you would feel if you did not have the food his little body needs to grow healthy and strong. Would you feel hopeless? Angry?  As a mother, there are several …

Did I buy a house or sign up for IEP?

Yesterday I had my last and final meeting with the speech therapist regarding Wade. After 3 evaluations, 2 separate parent/speech therapist meetings, and signing enough papers to make me think I’m taking out a mortgage, Wade is now accepted into IEP for speech. Seriously the papers I had to sign at the first meeting and …

The Things We Do For Love

My “masking the flavor” options are dwindling. The antibiotic the kids are on is…well…horrible. The doctor gave David 2 options when he took Zoe and Wade in. The first option was a medicine that tasted good, but could cause diarrhea. The second option was a medicine that didn’t taste good BUT didn’t cause diarrhea. David made …

Sick, Sick, Sick, and more sick.

It has been a loooong week. The triplets started preschool 2 1/2 weeks ago. So far, they have missed 1 week of school. Not good statistics. I’ve heard many, many times, the first year of school is hard on the little ones. I just didn’t expect it to happen right from the “get-go”. They all have …