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2007 May 3 » Philoxenos

Philoxenos

Update on the update

3rd May 2007

Update on the update

Well, things didn’t go so well that night with out little boy. Very unsettled all night, lots of crying and a fever. By Sunday morning I knew we’d have to take him back to the doctor. We dropped my mom and our two girls off at church and went over to the doctor’s surgery, which is just across the parking lot. The surgery wasn’t actually open, but we rang the doctor in advance and he propped one of the doors open. Doc checked out our little boy pretty quickly and said we’d have to take him to the hospital. He proceeded to ring the hospital to let them know we were coming and wrote a letter of referral. Here in NZ medical care for children under 6 is free but you have to go through the right channels.

So we headed off to the hospital. Little boy was very pathetic the whole time and very tired. We were taken care of very quickly once we arrived at the hospital. They take sick littlies very seriously. They did a series of really horrible tests on him. I couldn’t even be there, my husband had to be the strong one. To make a long story short, they wanted to give him a series of antibiotics to basically kill off anything that was attacking him, which meant we had to stay in hospital for two days. On a side note, because I’m breastfeeding all of my meals were free. If he was on formula I would have had to pay for my meals. Interesting.

So, we were in hospital until Tuesday morning. They never figured out what was wrong with him but his fever went down and he was a much happier baby. Now, a week later, he’s just happy as Larry. He got checked out this morning by the visiting nurse and he’s nearly 12 pounds, doing all those things he’s supposed to.

I seriously hope we have no more illness for a while. I don’t want to clean up any more vomit. But I did discover the wonders of Febreze. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

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3rd May 2007

Bread

Another exciting post title.

I’ve been doing a lot of navel gazing, thinking about my eating habits and figuring out where to start making changes. As I said in my previous post, I need to stop eating my own baking. So, I’ve done that. For a day. But hey, I’ve got to start somewhere!

Second place for change is the amount of bread I eat. I love bread. LOVE IT. And I often make homemade bread and rolls, which my family adores. But my family doesn’t have the eating problem that I have. So my first step in reducing the amount of bread I eat is not eating toast at breakfast. For one thing, I don’t buy the nice expensive bread that really fills you up. I buy the dollar loaf kind that has a few seeds thrown in for good measure. It’s fluff and two slices simply does not tide me over for more than, say, 30 minutes. And then there’s the butter and jam I put on it which makes it taste REALLY GOOD. So, no more bread for breakfast. This morning I had homemade granola, which was filled with lots of seeds and wheat germ and some dried fruit. Took me ages to eat it because it’s so chewy, so that’s good too.

What will the next step be? I’m thinking I need to really up my vegetable intake. I eat veg at dinner but not really any other time. I’m thinking maybe a salad for lunch every day would be a good step. I’ll keep you updated!

Oh, visit talesfromthescales.net for some great encouragement and accountability.

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