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Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Sooo…strike what I said earlier about the “happy, healthy boy” thing. Granted, Brayden tends to be a pretty happy boy, but we’ve yet to achieve the healthy part. The steroids cleared up the croup but not the underlying problem. A doctor’s appointment on Friday revealed a second, worse case of RSV and a double ear infection. This round of RSV has really affected his respiratory system so Brayden will be on breathing treatments with a nebulizer every six hours for the next two weeks. In typical Brayden style, he tolerates the treatments well but doesn’t hesitate to voice his opposition from time to time.
Although Brayden has been sick since about mid-December, I don’t want you to get the impression the poor child lies around miserable all day. Although he’s on a medicine cycle that rivals most 85-year olds, Brayden has plenty of fun time too. Here’s a collection of the cute times from this month including dressing up for a (disappointing!) Saints playoff game with Mom and Dad, wearing a UNR Wolf Pack beanie from Grampa Bob while watching the bowl game, enjoying a visit with Uncle Mark and looking cute in a “Stud Puffin” onesie from Uncle Ryan and Kylie.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Quick croup update - Brayden is doing much better after yesterday's first dose of medicine. The steriods calm his airway, help his breathing and accelerate the healing process. He'll be on it for three days, and then he should be a healthy, happy boy.
Just in time to go back to daycare Monday where he will likely catch something else horrific...ick.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
On January 1, 2011, Brayden turned four months old. His official four-month appointment was on the 10th, and that gave us the green light for an exciting first – eating rice cereal! But before we get to that, Brayden is now 14 lb. 7 oz. and 25 1/2 inches long. I know I said he was that long during month three but apparently I am not a good baby measurer!
Brian and I went out after the appointment, promptly bought some Gerber rice cereal, baby bowls and spoons and got ready for Brayden’s big introduction to solids. Here’s a little video of the experience. As you can see, Brayden wasn’t 100% sure how he felt about the whole mushy food thing but he was a good sport.
Unfortunately, things took a turn by the time we woke up Tuesday morning because Brayden woke up with what we thought was a cold. Flash forward to last night (Wednesday) and I was in the pediatric after hours urgent care with him because he was getting worse. Turns out the little man has croup. Daycare strikes again… (sigh) Brayden’s croup sounds terrible, and he is so uncomfortable. Brian and I are watching him like a hawk and doing everything we can to soothe his little body. We’ll keep you posted when he starts to feel better.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
In this first picture, Avery stealthly tunnels under Brayden's play mat.