Thursday, September 24, 2009
Love you all
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
There is a lot of good information in this and I have some other tid-bits that I want to share about the flu season. Some of it will be redundant but it is still a lot of good information.
*Please don't come to the ER if you just feel "sick" or have "flu symptoms", go see your primary care/family doctor or an instant care. There are those special people out there (pregnant, under 5, over 65 and are really really sick) that it may be necessary for them to come to the ER but hopefully they have first tried to call their primary care doctors.
I hope this helps people understand a little bit about the flu situation this year and how to help themselves as well as others. Don't panic, its just the flu!!!
Love you all lots and lots
Alcohol gel hand cleaner, with at least 60% alcohol
Tylenol (Acetaminophen) and/ or Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin)
Fluids for replacement (Gatorade, juices, teas, jello, pedialyte for children, see recipe below)
Cleaner/disinfectant for surfaces (see recipe below)
Masks- regular one for the sick person to wear, one with a plastic eye shield for the person to wear that is caring for the sick person/ child that won't wear the mask.
Phone numbers to keep handy Physician_______________________________ Pharmacy_______________________________
Some one to care for Children_________________
Remember to get your regular prescriptions filled at least 5 days before they run out. You may not be able to get to the pharmacy and getting them 5 days early helps you stock pile a few so you won't have to worry.
Have a plan ready as to who will take care of the kids if school is closed so you can come to work or if your children and or spouse get sick who can care for them so you can work.
One part Bleach to 4 parts water
Electrolyte replacement recipe
2 quarts water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
7 Tablespoons sugar
May add one packet of sugar free kool-aid for taste. Store in refrigerator. Make homemade Popsicles or ice cubes for variety.
No tears when crying
loose sagging skin
No urination or wet diaper for 12 hours
To keep babies and toddlers hydrated give 5 ml's (one teaspoon) over 5 minutes every 5 minutes for 4 -6 hours, if keeping that down go to 10ml's or (2 teaspoons) every 5 minutes etc.
Give small amounts frequently (Popsicles and flavored ice helps you take fluids in slowly to keep hydrated) or small sips every 10 minutes.
It is thought that a person is contagious with the flu one day before they become ill to up to 7 days after.
GOOD HAND WASHING IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE!
JUST SOME " FOOD FOR THOUGHT" SO THAT YOU CAN LESSEN THE IMPACT OF THE INFLUENZA PANDEMIC ON YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Saturday, September 19, 2009
After our anniversary (06-30), was my birthday (07-11), it was low key. We went fishing at Mirror Lake with our neighbors, I just wanted to be outside and I knew Richard would love to go fishing plus our neighbor has been begging Richard to take him out, so we made it a family/friend thing and did it all together on my birthday.
When we picked our spot to fish I just enjoyed getting the sunshine on my face. The little boy wanted to be a big boy and he played with all the fishing poles, dad was out in the water, mom is prego, so me and Richard did what we could to keep him entertained (Good birth control.) Here is the little man "fishing."
Where we were at first, we didn't get anything worth keeping. I caught a little 6incher, oh and the funniest part was the little boy cried and ran away from the fish. It was so funny!! Richard moved us to a different lake where the guys went off fishing and the girls soaked up the sunshine. They guys caught 4 good sized fish so we took them home for dinner. Not too long after thunder heads started to roll in so we had to book it out of there. Once we made it home we went over to our neighbors for the cake and ice cream, (we went over there because our place is so not baby proof!!) It was a very pleasant birthday and although it wasn't with my family (parents and brother were in NY, sisters working in Logan) it was nice to spend it with friends.
Weekend 24th of July- We went up to Logan to spend it with my family because it is my parents’ anniversary. They celebrated their 27 year together. To start the day off I went to the Logan parade with my BFFs the Trappetts. As I was watching their kids run after the candy and wave to the pretty girls, and clap for the people, it brought back fond memories. I even caught a piece of candy! I was pretty excited about that.
Sammy, Richard and I headed up in my car and the Trappetts in theirs. Now I did not think about this until we were there and Sammy said she thought about it, 25th of July everybody off work at the beach... and she wasn't kidding. It was packed, more people than I have ever seen it! We had to go way far south to find a spot and even then some people left and we hurried and took their spot, but it was worth it! The water was warm (once you got over the initial shock) and it was a nice over cast, a light breeze, just beautiful. Oh I loved it! I love the water! We played in the water a good 4-5 hours. But before we headed home we had to stop and say hi to Sammy's man. He works at Bear Lake and we had not had the opportunity to see him yet so we had to stop.
Sunday was spent at home with family, after church we got ready for family dinner which I planned with the Trappetts (whenever I come up they always come over for family dinner,) Navajo Tacos!!!!! It was great everybody loved them, James did an awesome job on the dough. Then we played games and had a blast with each other, makes me miss home with times like that.
Monday we spent with Sammy and Rob (her man), because he was unable to play with us in the water at Bear Lake he wanted to go again and there was no complaining from me. We ate lunch at his restaurant (Thanks Rob) and then went to Minnetonka Cave. While I was on the tour I was trying to remember why I thought hiking 888 stairs (total) in a wet, slippery, cold, smelly cave was fun? Still haven't figured it out other than the company I was with.
After the long exhausting hike, (look at me do I look like I do a lot of aerobic exercise? Despite my want and need to, I don’t for lack of time, working graveyards is time consuming. So to get me outside of running around the ER was quite the work out.) We played in the water!!! Richard and Rob started feeding one Seagull a piece of bread and then pretty soon there were tons of them all yapping at each other because they wanted the next piece. It was a fun and relaxing last day before going back to work and school, and I cannot wait to go back and play in the water before to gets to cold.
And so for the rest of July and so forth into August has been back to the same routine... Work and School, Work and School, Work and School, Work and School, Work and School....
Finals came and went with a breeze but unfortunately I will not be able to go to school this semester L which makes me really sad. I have been picking up lots of shifts at work to make up for that but now there are too many employees that I can’t do that anymore, so I have no clue what I am going to do to pass my time. Richard is doing great with his job, loving it and having fun. He already had to put out a fire! He still has to go on his business trip which he is not looking forward to.
I do want to give a big thank you to my sister-in-law Christie for taking care of the animals while we are way. You are the best to always do that for us, thank you, thank you, thank you a thousand times over. We owe you for it.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Monday morning we sat as a family and talked about our option for the day. Richard knew we had a little zoo but he had never been there so we decided to go to Willow Park and have a picnic. It has changed so much from what I remember it as a kid, oh those were the days.