Got a Prescription Now….

For Father’s day I went to a walk-in clinic. I’ve had my cold since at least Mother’s day, so enough was enough.

The Dr. listened to my lungs and prescribed Symbicort Turbuhaler 200mcg. This is a puffer of a synthetic corticosteroid and a “long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilator”. He said I could also come back for an antibiotic if I thought I needed that.

Uh… did I mention that I’ve been sick since Mother’s day? Yeah, let’s go with the antibiotic, please. Now, please.

So I’ve also got Azithromycin 250mg. I took two of those yesterday, then take one a day for 4 days.

I naively hoped I’d be feeling a little better today, but alas I’m still kind of miserable. My sinuses switch between plugged and dripping, and I’ve been coughing more than I did yesterday.

Maybe this is part of the recovery process….

Nathaniel came down with a cold a few days ago, but he’s mostly recovered. Alice has a bit of a runny nose, but she’s on the mend.

Corinna? Well, she’s got a cough and a sinus cold. Her strategy: tough it out. I’ve long since given up any hope that I could use that approach.

Nathaniel Rolls From Back to Front

This morning I put Nathaniel on his back in his ‘playground’ while I washed some dishes. For a couple weeks now he’s been pretty close to rolling over from back to front.

I rolled over!

Normally Nathaniel rolls until his arm is in the way — and that’s as far as he goes. But today I guess he really wanted to be on his tummy. It might have helped that he could see himself in the mirror.

Who's that handsome boy?

Perpetually Sick

I’ve had a cold since … well … the beginning of May. It seems to mutate every week or two. Just as I think I’m almost better, I develop new symptoms.

“Hmm. Sinus infection. Excellent.”

“Phew. Sinuses have cleared. What’s with this nasty cough?”

Alice had a bacterial eye infection, and I managed to contract that as well. Her eyes are mostly cleared, and so are mine. Nathaniel had a mild eye infection, and he’s mostly better as well.

On Thursday I told someone at work that I was amazed Corinna hadn’t been sick. Apparently I spoke too soon. Friday morning she awoke with a really nasty cold too.

Alice is mostly healthy, and Nathaniel has cruised through almost unscathed.

If Nathaniel was sleeping through the night, I’d probably be fine. The immune system on a sleep-deprived adult isn’t worth much.

4 month vaccinations for Nathaniel May 30th

Last Friday we went to the south calgary health centre for Nathaniel’s 4 month shots.
He weighs 14 lb 1 oz, and length is 25 3/4 inches. He’s still 55% for weight, but is now 75% for length-
since he is a Murray, this is sure to change to a more “average” percentile.
Nurse Carol had all sorts of advise and things to watch out for ie/small toys baby could put in his mouth, grabbing hot drinks off the table…hello- have ya noticed I already have a child?
Been there, done that. Thanks for the advise but we just came for the needles! And have you noticed my first child is the age of 3, which means, “hurry up!”
She was an older nurse, old school.
Long gone are the days she’d remember hauling baby with toddler in tow…