My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Monday, November 2, 2009


a 5am wakeup call

a 5:30am ambulance ride

While I am grateful for the ER's

Albuterol Nebulizer Soln
Atrovent Nebulizer Soln
Racemic Epinephrine
Prelone liquid

I must say, now that we're home again.....I'm MOST thankful for being able to toddle off to bed and Dad deal with the side effects of those fun drugs in Gator-boy who is a wild child without meds!

so, who guessed croup?


ellen b. said...

Hope you can get some rest...

Linda said...

Oh dear, I hope that things are getting better now. There is probably not much worse than a 5:30 a.m. ambulance ride, unless it's a 3:30 a.m. one.

Stephanie D. said...

You weren't at work? That's fortunate!

Holy cow, I remember the side effects of a couple of those--and I didn't get them all, nor am I hyper without them. Poor Gator as well as dad!

Lori in South Dakota said...

ROFL--they give the kid "invinceble meds" and then say the words "docile"? In the same sentence?

Sara said...

Great way to wake up. I've only ever had to drive to the hospital, myself. And I have 2 croupy ones right now---but he didn't get it from us!

Mary said...


Yeap, it's the kind of weather for croup. Both of my nieces' little guys have had it too. Hope wonderboy is doing much better. Be sure you both get as much rest as possible.

Wishing you a great week.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Yee haw! I'm sure he's vibrating in place now then. Epi and albuterol are both notorious for making you jittery and hyper. I hope they're doing the job keeping his airways open though.



Anonymous said...

Aw crud. So sorry that Gator Boy got sick. Ambulance rides are a very expensive adventure!

Gosh, my inhaler makes me jittery.

Hope he's well now.

diana said...

wow! a trip to the er by ambulance! was that fun or scary for gator boy? glad he's ok.

Lisa said...

Oh, I hate, hate, hate when that happens! We have been having a round of the ole croup here, too. the humidifier's getting a work out and so are Mom and Dad, running kids into the steaming bathroom, taking walks out in the cold of the night, administering otc meds... But, thank goodness, no ambulance rides -- yet.