Boy's down with a bad cough and he's been wheezing too. Doc said his bronchial airways is inflamed..which is typically a condition of childhood asthma. We were instructed to bring the nebuliser home to treat him. A nebuliser , as you can see from the pictures, is a small plastic container that is filled with a medicine solution. A compressor is used to blow air or oxygen through this solution to make a fine mist of medicine. This mist is breathed into the lungs through a mouthpiece. Unfortunately, I think most of us parents have probably used it on our kids before..
Well, at least he's co-operative.. doesn't fidget much even though the process takes about 5 minutes and we gotta do it every 6 hours. When he was a baby, he used to resist like crazy when the nurses tried to nebulise him. Now, he seems to enjoy it. Well, hope that he recovers soon.
The entire family cept for Nenita was down with the flu. I had it quite bad too and have yet to completely recover. Actually, I think I passed the bug to Aidan & Hubby. Lost my voice completely right after my dad's wake. Think it was due to fatigue and lack of sleep. Didn't take MC because there were loads of work to be done especially since I was on compassionate leave for about a week.
I did find it a li' hard to start blogging 'normally' initially.. but I know i shouldn't dwell on his passing too much..life still goes on I guess. I'm glad to be back at work. It helps that I'm busy, especially with The New Face finals coming up soon. Am thankful that my boss and colleagues have been very understanding and helping me with my projects during the period when I'm not around. September has been a traumatising month. Am planning to take a longer break after the event is over so that I can have a good rest.
I'm also thankful to have my siblings around. Honestly, I don't think I would have managed had I been the only child. I probably would have collapsed. It does make me think twice about whether to have another kid. One of the reason why I had such great memories of my childhood was because of the fun times me and my sibs had. We shared our joys and pains and stuck by each other through it all. I'm not sure now whether I'm depriving Aidan if we choose to stop at one.
Oh well, shouldn't think too much of it now..will let time and nature decide then :P