OK first of all, I have a couple posts I need to close out...
Thanks for your thoughts about whether to keep her bangs or not! Between the blog and facebook comments, here were the results:
Keep the bangs: 21
Grow out the bangs: 18
Either way looks good: 17
I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet. She does keep clips in well, so we'll see. I tried growing my bangs out once and I got so irritated about half way through that I chopped them off again! HA!
And Kameron's mystery chocolate...
I had guesses from fruit to frogs to lizards, gummy worms to grasshoppers, to jalapenos! But the majority of you said it was chocolate covered bacon...
And you would be right! :) Kameron said it was delicious. I'll just trust him on that because chocolate covered bacon is just not something that's on my list to try. ;)
OK onto the rest of the questions and stuff:
I'm not sure what's on the stick. I'm just glad to see that someone else's child leaves their shoes piled up in the middle of the floor, and it's not just mine! lol
HA! And jackets and backpacks and jammies... it's never ending!!
Methotrexate is the "go to" medication for people with rheumatoid diseases, too. Bethany has been on it for a year & her rheumatologist is stressed about the shortage since it is going to affect most of his patients.
It's also used by many people who have Lupus or maybe Fibromyalgia... or maybe both. I can't remember. LOL
I was interested to hear that you easily got a Tamiflu prescription. here in Canada that would be pretty hard to get. They wouldnt likely even do a swab. It this routine where you are or is it becase of Kennedy's health history? Just curious.
Yes, they just handed it over... it's pretty standard here. I was wondering if the pharmacy would have it since flu is running rampant here right now, but they had Kennedy's and now enough for the rest of our family. I think a few years back, when swine flu was going crazy, there was a shortage. Thankfully we never had to worry about that.
Wow, your kids get sick a lot!!
Actually, I don't think they do. I think they DID in TN, but they've only been sick twice since we moved here in July. When you have a bunch of kids in different schools and sports being exposed to different things, it's bound to happen.
Ok, I'm going to give you a tiny mom lecture! Your kid needs to be fever free WITHOUT the use of tylenol or motrin for 24 hours before dragging them out in public. They're not "well" just because their fever is gone because they've had a fever reducer. Especially in flu season! You just exposed everyone at dance to the flu.There..done with my lecture.
I know the rules :). But her temp at that point was only 99.9... barely a fever. I could have sent her to school that day but since I thought she was fighting a cold, I decided not to. I took her to dance because I thought it was JUST a cold and it was her last practice before competition. I would never expose anyone to the flu on purpose. I felt awful.
Just wondering how Frank is doing and is he somewhere that you are in contact with him.
He is doing well. We talk a lot via text (sort of... it's from his email to my phone, it works!) and sometimes on the phone, but unfortunately, the reception isn't as great as we hoped it would be. We try to make it work! Thanks for asking! I will do a longer deployment update soon! :)
Did your kids have the flu shot or mist this year? Just curious if they did get it and it wasn't working. Don't forget to take care of yourself!
*sigh* They did not. Kass and Kam begged me not to make them get it, and truth be told, I hate it. We got it in 2007 and 2008 when Kennedy was going through chemo and building her immune system back up and both times it made me feel horrible. Since then, we've all chickened out and been lucky. Next year... I'll remind them... and myself... of this!
I thought Tamiflu was only given if someone was exposed to the flue, not if they already had it? I'm surprised it was so easy to get. They usually don't give it out unless someone is really vulnerable, like elderly or some immune issue. The use has been restricted for perfectly healthy people because it is just the flu and using too many antivirals can make viruses stronger and harder to get rid of.
Actually, Tamiflu is best when given within 48 hours of getting the flu and shortens the duration of the flu. They give it out liberally in my experience and this is the only anti-viral we've ever used. Kennedy and Keeghan are currently getting 2 doses a day for 5 days because they actually have the flu whereas the rest of us are getting it once a day for 10 days because we've been exposed. You sure seem to know a lot for a 15 year old. ;o)
Dont you just love Target pharmacy and their color coded meds! Did the kids pick out their fave colors?
I also like that they have a list of like 20 really cool flavors that can be added for free to liquid meds! Just ask for list at the counter!
We are actually new to Target Pharmacy. :) We used Walgreens before but they no longer take Tri-care insurance (their loss!). SO this is the first time I've seen the color coding on the medications. It really is handy! :) I did not know about the free flavoring! Walgreens charged something like $3.00 a bottle. That's handy too! I will have to remember that! Thanks! :)