Monday, October 12, 2009

Ahhh, the comforting hum.....

of the air compressor for nebulizer treatments. Yep, the Triplets all have a runny nose, a hacking cough and a fever. We hope this is the swine flu so we can go ahead and get through with it. We knew it was only a matter of time. We did nebulizer treatments last night to help with their breathing.

It took me back to our days in Dallas, TX. When the kids were younger we had to do nebulizer treatments when they got colds. We did them every four hours (sometimes through the night) and they would FIGHT you! Back then we still kept track of when they ate, what they ate, dirty diapers, wet diapers, and medicine.

The hum of the nebulizer almost puts me to sleep every time. The good thing is that they now hold the face mask and they don't fight you, too much.

I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), The Painted Veil, 1925


1 comment:

Sarahleigh said...

Ach! I DREAD having the triplets get sick. We are doing all we can to avoid it this winter. We'll see how it goes. We've already had one with a runny nose, but it didn't last long. I don't know how you do it. Good luck. We'll keep you in our prayers!