What do you want first? The asthma appt, or the Cute Moment? Okay, yucky stuff first….
Today was Ryley’s asthma appt. It went fine. We’re still in the “yellow zone” on the peak flow meter. Almost made it to green the other day. I’m wondering if we just need to practice with it, or if he’s really struggling that much? It seems like he’s really blowing hard when he does it, but who knows…..We’ll just keep trying. But we got our “Asthma Action Plan” with directions to take this and take that and if that happens then take more of this and more of that and then if that doesn’t work, call the doctor’s office. HELP!!! How do I keep track of all of this? It feels like the days when we first came home from the NICU. I used to set timers to remind me when to dose him. I can’t always do that now that I’m at work all day and he’s at school. Thankfully, his preschool director is really good at helping out and making sure he gets his inhaler on time, but good grief! Any suggestions? We have nose spray, we have two inhalers, Singulair and Claritin, along with the peak flow meter to see how everything is working. The doctor said today, let’s try all this and see how we do through this winter. Thank goodness she wrote EVERYTHING down on the plan…I was a little overwhelmed. How can one little word, one little description, change everything so much? I’m just afraid of forgetting something, forgetting one dose of something, and we all go to yuck again…..
Now the Cute Moment…..In our house, in our car, wherever we are, music is usually playing. And I’m usually singing along. The kids have developed the same habit, which I just find adorable! I have been playing the Mamma Mia soundtrack in the car alot lately after going last week to see it again. They love it…….Yesterday on the way home from school, I had it on again. They love “Thank You For The Music”, and will specifically ask for it, which they did. So I put it on. Usually, I’m singing so loudly I can’t hear them, but yesterday, I jsut stopped singing, and let them take it away. Ryley and Grace know all the words, and they just sang their little hearts out. It was so cute!! I just had to share. I don’t know if either of them is going to be able to carry a tune in a bucket, but just to hear them go at it with all they’ve got made me smile!