Hubby is going to the hospital

My husband has been sick off and on…mostly on for a few weeks. He’s been having some chest pain, shortness of breath and a racing heart today. He finally decided it was time to go to the doctor.

We have 3 kids though, a 1,3 and 12 year old. The one year old was sleeping, and the 3 year old should have been so he decided to go alone. I doubt he’ll have any kind of procedure done that would mean he couldn’t drive himself home, but the kids and I are heading to bed just in case we have to go get him in a couple of hours.

I have a friend willing to come watch the kids, if I have to go pick my husband up. She and her husband even offered to pick him up and drive him home if that was better.

He just arrived at the hospital. I hope it’s a quiet night and he’s seen quickly.

We think it might be pneumonia, so hopefully it isn’t so bad they want to keep him. Or even better than that maybe it’s just a bad cold.

Update: Looks like bronchitis. He had an EKG and a blood test to check for heart enzymes to rule out heart attack. Those tests came back normal. He also had a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia. That came back normal too.

He was given a nebulizer treatment in the hospital, and sent home with 3 prescriptions. They prescribed an inhaler, an antibiotic and prednisone.

He came home after 2am, got about 20 minutes of sleep and then went to work.😞 Somehow he will have to get through a 12 1/2 hour shift with an hour commute each way.

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Cooking and cleaning day

Today I have been busy with chores. I have washed many loads of laundry, baked a cake, loaded and emptied my dishwasher and apparently prepared a dinner nobody wants to try.

Here is a picture of the fudgy banana oat cake I made.

It looks odd, but I think it will be yummy.

Dinner however, looks gross!

This is Creamy Cooker Chicken. The sauce is quite runny, so I have my crock pot set on high with the lid off to thicken it. I’m serving this with pasta and mixed vegetables. Hopefully we will all be surprised, and enjoy it.

On my needles

I’m going to turn $2 of thrift store yarn into a neutral winter scarf…if the toddler will stop messing with it. He has already pulled my yarn off the needle once, and I am not a skilled knitter so that was a nightmare for me to fix. ;P

I probably shouldn’t be drinking coffee while I knit with such light yarn either…especially with a 3 year old and 1 year old running around. 😉

I am making some progress. It’s not perfect… I’ve made more than a few mistakes but I’m pretty happy with it.

Been Busy Living

Life has been hectic lately. The family has been fighting illness, we lost power for 3 days due to a wind/rain storm, the baby has learned to screech and we’ve been spending regular time with our friends.

I also ventured out with my 3 boys to a public event. We watched nerds play with robots! Lol!

They were high school students from New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts. My son had heard about the competition in school, and really wanted to go. I was up the day before at 2:30am, and we had guests over until 11:40pm. There was no way I could possibly get up and out of the house for the start of the competition which was 8am. We left the house at 12:15, and made it to the competition by 12:30. It was held at a nearby high school. We stayed until 5pm, and it wasn’t quite finished when we left. We enjoyed what we saw, but since we weren’t really rooting for any particular team we felt ok leaving. It did get my son excited about possibly joining the group when he gets into the school in a couple of years. He wants to learn more now, to be prepared when the time comes. I told him we will look into purchasing some of the build at home kits. He has built a couple, but I am hoping for find some that are a bit more complicated.

My son appreciated me going out of my comfort zone to bring him to this event. It made me happy to see and hear him happy. I wish I didn’t have to drag the babies along, but they handled it pretty well.

Friends Again

Finally, my husband and I are sharing time with another couple again.

The woman had been our best friend for a few years, but she and her husband divorced. She wanted to let enough time go by to let things settle, and now she is ready to be friends again. Her ex-husband hasn’t followed through with any of the texted suggestions to get together, so she doesn’t feel like she’d be putting herself in the way of him keeping us as friends.

We heard she was living with someone, but we hadn’t met him until last Tuesday when they invited us to their home for dinner. She told me after the tour of her home that they were married that morning! It was a bit shocking, but knowing her it made sense. We had them over to our house last night for dinner and to play a game. It went well, and he seems to be fitting in just fine.😉 It’s a bit strange to have a past with her and her ex, which includes vacations and stories that only the 3 of us would be a part of. I’m sure we can work around those things though.

We are looking forward to regular hang out times.

Big Boy Underpants

Today was the day to try another potty training method. Our friends had luck with their son by switching to underwear and training by the feeling of wet/dirty underpants to motivate him to use the toilet.

My son woke up with a dry diaper after having slept nearly 12 hours. I figured if he could do that he must be ready. I put him on the toilet, but he got down. He ended up peeing on the bath mat while we were discussing options. I got his new underwear and as he excitedly put them on I told him he needed to tell me if he felt the need to pee or poop. Not long after our chat, there was some screaming. He peed his pants, and did not like it. I brought him to the toilet to finish, and he was more receptive than earlier.😊 He is wearing another pair of underwear now, so hopefully he’ll remember he can’t comfortably pee in them and want to use the toilet again.

Well, I had to pause to deal with the second accident. It was pee again, and not much time had passed since the first accident. 😞 I asked him if he wanted a diaper or underwear, and he said underwear. I hope I can avoid another accident. I guess we’ll just head to the toilet every 20 minutes or so.