I really screwed the pooch on this one but it could have been worse

This is going to be one of those days where I know going into it that it’s gonna suck a big one. This time it’s because I screwed up again. 

When I had the boys at the immunologist/allergist, earlier this year, follow-up appointments had been made that somehow never made it into the calendar. 

I’m very meticulous with managing my calendar and everything syncs with my Google Apps account across all my devices but the ball was dropped somewhere along the way. 

Yesterday I received a phone call confirming the boys appointment for today.… Read More



This is Elliott’s very first major-ish issue with asthma

We just arrived home and everyone is settling in for a quiet evening, before heading off to bed. 

When I took Elliott in, I was fairly sure his cough was caused by post nasal drainage, maybe croup. Drainage always triggers his coughing reflex, which inevitably leads to him puking. 

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I’d say, 95% of the time, that’s what is behind him having a cough.  Toss in the occasional upper respiratory thing but that’s about it. 

This time however, things are a little different. 

I guess the easiest way to describe this would be to say that this is Elliott’s version of an asthma attack.  That’s maybe not the most accurate description but it’ll make the most sense to people.… Read More