Sunday, May 25, 2008
(Mom, Sue, Janet....okay really all of you-Andrew is 100% fine. He did not get bit by the big snake. He's drinking some OJ, waiting on a waffle and watching Little Bill with his cousin Stephan)The boys spent ALL day in and out of the pool. They are playing together so well. Andrew has been waiting for Stephan to grow up just a little so they could play. Stephan turned 4 in January and Andrew was 6 in March.
There was much fishing, some floating in the lake, laughing, of course a trip to Walmart and just some general hanging out.
It was a pretty big snake.
Now those are some dang BIG snakes.
Later in the afternoon...after swimming and playing, Andrew came in the house complaining of feeling sick to his stomach. We took him to the restroom where we were very quickly aware that he was in some real trouble.
He was showing all the classic signs of heat exhaustion. We called 911, stripped him down and started rotating towels dipped in ice water, no shivering, not very responsive.
I won't lie. It was so incredibly scary.
I wanted a paramedic. I wanted IV fluid, O2 and a look at what his heart was doing.
The paramedics got here quick. They were professional and kind. They got some O2 on him, got good IV access and started giving him cool fluid.
It was the LONGEST 30 minute ride to the hospital.
By the time we got there he was awake and talking.
They checked all of vitals, electrolytes, he even had a cat scan just to rule out any thing else.
This morning he's fine.
He will, however, quickly grow tired of us today.
It happened so quick. We were all here.
It was about 90 degrees but very humid. It's not like he was somewhere where no one was keeping an eye on him. They were in and out of the house, in and out of the pool.
Eating, drinking, peeing.
The little ones are very hardy, resilient. But they decompensate so fast. When things start to go south they go south fast.
Love them, play with them, kill the snakes, put the sunscreen on, keep 'em hydrated, bring them inside once in a while to cool off.
And the very second you think something isn't right. Call 911.
Posted by Jenn at 7:17 AM
Thursday, May 22, 2008
"oops...if I drop it sometimes I can't find it"
"what was that...did Maggie just walk by?"
"Hey...I think Mom is over there...Hi, Mom!""Really...are you just gonna take her picture all afternoon..."
"if no one minds I'm just gonna go over here and lay on some nice comfy plants"
"yeah...maybe those mums"
"all that looking for my frisbee makes me tired"
Posted by Jenn at 8:01 PM
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Posted by Jenn at 6:58 AM
Saturday, May 17, 2008
This little darling has been creating a racket since sometime around 6am. With all the windows open it was hard to sleep through.
I think he/she is a Grackle. They nest in the ginormous pine tree next to my house. Their babies fall out of the nest fairly regularly and I've taken several to Operation Wildlife. They've told me that Grackles are not great parents and they see a lot of their youngsters.
I looked around on the ground to see if there was a runaway...or would it be 'flyaway'...or 'fallaway'...anywho...no chicks on the ground that I could see but the noise continues.
(and just a note...spell check didn't flag 'ginormous'...who knew...is it really a word? I did however misspell 'they, their and regularly')
Posted by Jenn at 5:53 AM
Thursday, May 15, 2008
My post yesterday may have left the impression that my yard is all brightness and blooms...sadly this is not the case.
This is the little side garden that I hope will be beautiful blackeyed susans, decorative grass and some dianthus...but my darling Maggie seems to think it's a great place to lay and dig.
This cactus has some unidentified funk.
FYI...corn plants DO NOT like full sun...just so ya know.
A bit more regular watering and a bigger pot would help this peace lily.
Like my siding project on the shed? Yeah...not quite done.
This is/will be a fire pit in the front yard...one I get the weeds and dog toys cleaned out.
Posted by Jenn at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
My peonies are about to bust out in bloom!
I have these crazy insane columbine...they get like 4 feet tall...love them!
Posted by Jenn at 8:09 AM