Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cough Cough :(

When Mr 8 gets a cough, he really gets a cough. Ever since he was a baby, Winter & the change of season see's us at the Doctors for cough after cough. It was a relief (kind of but not really) at age 4 when they decided it was asthma related & finally we could start 'treating' it with something.  Mr 8 doesn't take a puffer all the time just at certain times of the year when his symptoms flare up, which seem to be linked with when my hayfever flares up... This week has been one of those weeks...

Iv decided that sleep is highly overrated (ill keep telling myself that) because between my neck/shoulder being in agony, Mr 8 coughing for hours at night at Mr 2 waking at random times during the evening (but more so becoming an 'early bird' I am feeling rather exhausted & sleep deprived. 

I wish there was just something I could do to relieve his cough, get him a good nights sleep and make him feel better. They've given him Ventolin & an allergy medication but despite the Butter Menthol's & Vicks Vapour Rub apparently there is little more we can do when it's asthma related. 

Later today (cause there really is no sense in saying 'tomorrow' at 3:30am ~ that day is here now my friend!) I will be taking out his bed & cleaning under it of dust etc. A good spring clean of the curtains, linen & toys might be in order too. Mr 8's getting a new loft bed tomorrow too so it's perfect timing for a bedroom spruce up. 

Iv purchased an Ultrasonic Vaporiser with some 'sniffles' oil formula tonight too. I probably should have followed through with this purchase weeks ago but talked myself out of it!  

Well it looks like Mr 8 has nodded off again so I should probably catch some Zzz's too while I can! Night all xx 

Friday, September 20, 2013

I'll have a Heat Pack and 2 Voltaren Please..

Sorry things have been a little quiet around here for the past few weeks..  I picked up a new passion the other week, rollerblading and was having quite a lot of fun with it until I took a fall on them and landed flat on my back!   3 weeks on I am still in quite a bit of pain, I have a neck spasm/whiplash (fun fun) so have been seeing a Physio and getting by day to day with Voltaren and whatever else the Doctor thought would make me complain less!
Its a bit of a shame, I was really getting into the exercise swing of things and enjoying walking daily and rollerblading a couple of times a week (I even bought my own pair, which is where things went wrong!)  I'd lost 5kg and was feeling mega great.. But the past couple of weeks I have ditched the walks as I have been put on 'rest'  (whatever that means.)  I'm giving myself till Monday to recoup a little further and then I'm going to get back into the walking.. not the rollerblading just yet!
I've been thinking more and more of my blog of late and what I want to do with it.. I have 'written' a thousand posts in my head of late that I always mean to type up but never get around to it..  One thing I have been seriously contemplating is a name change..
Perhaps as the school holidays kick off next week I will have a little more time up my sleeve without all the running around (or hobbling around as I have been in the past few weeks).
Next term the house gets all deserted again as my Stepkidlet's return to their Mother's for Term 4 and Term 1 2014, so I'll be back to my two boys.  But never fear, they will be back every other weekend and the first 1/2 of the Christmas Holidays (just to keep me on my toes!) 
Well I guess it's getting late, my heat pack and bed are calling me..
Night all xx